Best Schneider Driver Cafeteria: 'Orange Spoon' Fall 2016 Winner Announced

By Bryan Benesh Mar 13, 2017
Schneider Cafeteria

For several years, Schneider company drivers have voted for the best driver cafeteria in Schneider’s nationwide facility network, with the winner claiming the coveted Orange Spoon Award.

Drivers vote for the award every six months, and, drumroll, please…

The winner of the Fall 2016 Orange Spoon Award for Schneider’s best driver cafeteria:

The Pretzel Spot – Harrisburg, PA

Craig Francis, a one-year Schneider driver with 11 years of industry experience and a military background (retired Army Ranger), was one of the drivers who voted for The Pretzel Spot. Here’s what he said about his favorite Schneider driver cafeteria:

“They recognize and get to know what each driver likes and dislikes. They greet me and others by name and make the service personal and professional. They’re fun, making each visit a positive one, and of course, excellent food. I frequently order steak — they make big steaks and you get more food for the buck. It’s a good atmosphere that feels like a community.”

Full rankings

After 421 votes, two locations dominated the voting (82.43%). In the end, The Pretzel Spot collected 42.76% of the vote to narrowly beat out Indianapolis’s Lincoln Square. The Pretzel Spot last won in Fall 2014, and Indianapolis is also a prior winner.

Orange Spoon Votes

All Schneider’s driver cafeterias

Food

Schneider is proud to partner with third-party vendors to offer full driver cafeteria services at seven Schneider facilities — “Good Food That Feeds Our Fleet”:

  • Charlotte, NC – Barbara’s Place
  • Dallas, TX – St. Lucia’s Cafe
  • Gary, IN – Mike’s Express Catering
  • Harrisburg, PA – The Pretzel Spot
  • Indianapolis, IN – Lincoln Square
  • Toronto, ON – The Pumpkin Patch
  • West Memphis, AR – Loretta’s Catering

Schneider operates dozens of other driver facilities, parking locations and drop lots as well, many featuring an array of other driver amenities.

The Orange Spoon plaque

Orange Food Plaque

A plaque will be installed at The Pretzel Spot to commemorate their Orange Spoon Award win, and we’ll begin collecting votes for the Spring 2017 award later this year.

Drivers, what would be your definition of the best driver cafeteria? Schneider drivers, what’s your favorite Schneider cafeteria?


About the Author

Bryan Benesh IMG

Bryan has been with Schneider since 2011 and is currently the Driver Services Leader at Schneider’s West Memphis facility. He began his Schneider career as a driver leader, assisting with 0-90-day drivers. He has over 20 years in the transportation and warehousing industry and owned/operated an aquarium service business for nearly a decade. In his free time, Bryan enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

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