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Thorntons Gas & Service Stations 1351 34th St N Saint Petersburg, FL 33713

Gassed up here this morning for the first time. New offering along the 34th Street corridor in what was the Tampa Bay Times parking lot.

Lowest gas price in town. Simple yet elegant storefront, and plenty of food options inside. Cleanest rest room in town probably. Had never seen this oil company before, but it all looks A-OK. The St Petersburg construction boom continues

Chick-fil-A 1504 E Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 33511

First time here on this cold morning. Drive-through was packed, with a staffer taking orders outside. Ordered their Chicken Egg-McMuffin combo at $5.89, over six bucks including tax.

Bigger than the Mickie D Egg McMuffin, plus hash browns and small decaf. The burrito and chicken biscuit combos cost less. Their round hash browns are identical to Burger King’s, but they are delivered in a decorated cardboard box, unique. You are given a table marker and food is brought to your table, like Mickie D is now doing.

The dining room and rest room interior is stylish, definitely a step up from the burger wars.
In front of both Home Depot and Walmart, prime real estate on busy Brandon Boulevard.

Bob Evans Restaurant 7550 US Hwy 19 N Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Breakfast this morning, immediately welcomed and seated by pleasant staff. Waitress appeared in seconds, asking what to drink. Lemonade please, I was undecided so she asked if I needed more time, OK.

About two minutes later she re-appears and I ordered the Classic Breakfast. Pair of hotcakes and pair of eggs plus pair of sausage patties for $6.79 seems high compared to Denny’s plus 2.39 for glass of lemonade served in clear glass jar is definitely high.

The only reason for four stars is their prices, otherwise can’t recommend enough. She asked me twice how I was doing, plus asked if I wanted more lemonade as I was getting ready to leave. No more lemonade thanks, I’m done. Exceptional service here