Stopping at a fast-food restaurant with a bus full of kids can
take way too much time and create a headache for the restaurant
staff and customers. That may not be the publicity you want for
Jesus -- "Ooh! Those Christians!" You get the picture.
So how can you feed all those bottomless stomachs?
For any road trip this summer, identify where you'll need to
stop to eat. Locate a public park with restrooms near a restaurant
of your choice in that city. Contact the restaurant manager ahead
of time to arrange meals to be delivered to the park at a certain
Choose 3 menu items, such as a McDonald's Happy Meal, chicken or
Big Mac Extra Value Meal. When kids and adults arrive to leave for
your trip, take their food orders. Then call the restaurant
manager, place your order, and confirm the time you'll arrive.
If kids are paying for their meals, charge them all the same
price. Take along a cell phone to alert the manager of any delays.
Take along balls and Frisbee flying discs for kids to play with at
the park to burn off energy.
Please keep in mind that phone numbers, addresses, and
prices are subject to change.