We left Georgia, heading for Kansas, early the morning of Tuesday, June 29th. Approaching Murfreesboro, TN on I-24 about 10am, I saw a sign for Corky's Ribs & BBQ. Suddenly it was time for a mid-morning snack - and I didn't need to choose between fast food and convenience stores. I bought a regular BBQ pork sandwich ($3.79) and headed back to I-24. I have heard on various message boards that Corky's franchises aren't nearly as good as the original in Memphis. It still beats the other options we had. My sandwich was moist, but could have used a bit more sauce. After I had finished my sandwich, I found a container of extra sauce in the bottom of the bag.
Lunch was at Ferrell's Hamburgers in Cadiz, KY - thanks to a Chowhound contributor (Jim H.). Ferrell's is about three miles west of I-24 off of Ky 80 - about a block toward downtown on the right in a small white cinder block building. Inside, the first thing I noticed was the large clock on the wall which stated "Ferrell's Since 1929", which suggests they are doing something right. We each ordered a cheeseburger ($1.20 each, $1.10 without cheese), two drinks ($.70 small, $.80 medium, $.90 large), and an order of chili cheese fries with two forks. This is a house specialty and is very good. The chili was primarily meat, with very few beans. On top of the chili were four half slices of American cheese. A large quantity of fries were underneath it all. We will probably order the same exact food on our next trip. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent.
Trip report continues on Midwest Board