Country Pride Restaurant celebrates grand re-opening

Country Pride Restaurant located at the TravelCenters of America at 200 Baker Road has a new look, new managers, and all sorts of new menu items.

The reopening took place Tuesday, September 15, during the lunch hour with a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour, a cake, and a good crowd of customers on hand.

“This is very good,” said Perry Kostar, who stopped by for a meal while working on construction of the Menards on Jackson Road. “I like having a good breakfast any time of the day.”

grand opening cake

Other diners complimented the food as well as the service. Among the new offerings are a pasta bar and a salad bar. Christopher Brush is the new manager and Rhonda Ballard is the new assistant manager.

“The whole place has been redone,” said Ballard. “It’s not just for truckers. We want to be part of the local community. We’re open 24 hours, and you can come here after the Alley Bar closes in Dexter.”

“We have an extensive menu, and you can build your own breakfast, omelets and wraps,” said Brush.

“If it’s not on the menu and we have the ingredients, we’ll make it,” added Ballard.

Customers were lining up to order from the pasta bar and helping themselves at the salad bar.

Country Pride restaurant

District Manager Jody Willmeth along with some other representatives from TravelCenters of America and from Dexter, cut a long red ribbon as part of the reopening celebration.

“We’re very excited about Country Pride Restaurant,” Willmeth said.

Both the dining area and the kitchen of the restaurant were remodeled.

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