Truckers Can Find Great Food on the Road Again


HANCEVILLE – Just off the Hanceville exit on I-65, next to the Shell Station, there is a little known restaurant. It has been there for many years, but has recently come under new ownership. What used to be known as Southern Sunrise Restaurant has now become Fork in the Road. With a new indoor look and fresh new menu, anyone traveling should definitely stop and give them a try.

Christy and Nate Forester both have several strengths they have brought to the table when they purchased the restaurant, but in completely different areas.

“I moved to Hanceville back in April,” said Nate Forester. “And I parked my truck over here beside this restaurant all the time. My wife has managed many different restaurants over the years, so when the place came up for rent, I just thought it would be a good idea. Why not get paid at what you do?”

The couple has combined their strengths to hopefully produce a great spot for travelers and truck drivers to eat a hot meal. With Christy’s food industry experience and Nate’s knowledge of what truckers want and need, they have cooked up a great place to chow down.

“As a truck driver, I know that there aren’t always good places to get a home cooked meal on the road,” said Forester. “And that is what this place is, a place for them to stop anytime and get a good meal. We are the most easily accessible place in the area, and we want them to have a home cooked meal away from home.”

The menu for the restaurant is simple and delectable with special items like Trucker Omelet that is made with four eggs and filled with sausage, ham, bacon, onions, mushrooms and bell peppers. Add to that a pile of their fresh and made to order home fries and you will definitely not leave hungry.

“Our whole hog plate is a really big seller,” said Christy Forester. “We cover an entire 12-inch plate with a slice of ham, and then add three eggs, hash browns and 2 pancakes. When you leave this restaurant, you won’t be hungry, and you get a lot of food for your money. Everything is from scratch, nothing is frozen.”

The Fork in the Road Restaurant is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They offer CDL discounts to drivers who stop in, and are now hiring for full and part-time positions. For more information, please call 256-287-5045, visit them on Facebook, or stop by at 14500 AL Highway 91 in Hanceville.