Fork in the Road: George’s Cafe on the campus of ISU

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Fork in the Road Crew agreed and they found a spot pretty close to home.

The crew found a local Indiana State University tradition where not only is the food great, but also they might know your order before you hit the line.

We’re talking about George’s Café, which is a staple on campus.

For 15 years George Issa has been behind the counter taking orders and serving up breakfast lunch and dinner to hungry students.

“The kids, we get along very good,” he explained. “I love to be around the kids, they keep me young. When they walk to the line, maybe 10 behind and I’ll call their order and have it ready by the time they walk up to the register… I have it ready for them.”

And, George also knows our Fork in the Road member, Marty Ledbetter, very well.

“Almost nine years ago this was the first place I ate,” Marty said. “I ate three meals a week here sometimes four, for the better part of four and a half years.”

From sirloin burgers to gyros, George says feeding good quality food to his customers is important. But the biggest seller is…

“The chicken tenders and fries is where it’s at.”

News 10 producer and ISU alumni, Annie Johnston, is a big fan of George’s. Her only regret is not discovering the spot before her senior year.

“I spent a lot of time wasted at taco bell.”

Because most students are gone for the summer, remember, George’s hours are a little irregular.

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