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Hometown Spirit: Eufaula's Bread Basket

Every week this high school football season, we'll be taking you behind the scenes with a special series called, Hometown Spirit. But it's not just about football.

We're also showcasing the people and places that make the towns special, like a particular lunch spot in Eufaula called the Bread Basket.

If you're driving down Orange Avenue and Broad Street, blink, and you might miss the Bread Basket.

The sandwich shop has been in business for ten years, and Lola Robertson is the brains, and hands behind the operation.

"I decided i needed something to do, my kids left home and I didn't know it was going to be a full time job, but it's a blessing," said Robertson.

And her customers agree. Lola's homemade sandwiches, soups, and salads keep people coming back for more, over and over again.

"Something good everyday, fresh everyday. It's just the old town, small restaurant on the corner that everybody wants to eat at," said Gina Mathis, a Lumpkin resident.

But it's more than good food that keeps the Bread Basket busy. It's the friendly atmosphere, and picnic table set up where everybody sits with everybody.

"You find out what's going on with people. Sometimes you don't need to know, ha ha," said Ralph Balkcom, who lives in Eufaula.

"They just love to come in here, love to talk, you sit with a different person everyday at lunch, but they tell me they come for the food," said Robertson.

Who can forget the food? One of Lola's best sellers is the enormous club sandwich, which she says seems to be a favorite for Eufaula High's football players.

"The football players sneak out and the coaches, we do breakfast on Tuesday's and Thursday's, and the coaches come for breakfast in a cup," she said.

So if you're planning a visit to Eufaula anytime soon...

"You have to come here and eat at the Bread Basket, and you will come back," said Mathis.

We'll have more Hometown Spirit the rest of the week.

And on Friday, come on down to Eufaula's stadium where we'll be live at 5 p.m. with a look at the game and everything else going on.

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