Driving the extra mile for a hot and greasy sandwich

People drive miles for the bacon sandwich at this atypical gas station
Tuesday, August 14, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 5:16 a.m. CDT, Monday, July 14, 2008

Columbia-It’s 6 a.m., and from the outside, the Deer Park store 8 miles south of Columbia looks like just another ordinary gas station. Many of the patrons driving the trucks parked in front of the station are not just there for a quick fill up. They are there to get the most famous bacon sandwich in Boone County — five strips, hot and greasy, on white or wheat bread, garnished as the customers order them.