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It's hard to imagine an area in the US that doesn't have at least one fast food joint. They're everywhere! But they do exist, and one of those towns with no fast food is actually in Minnesota. But not for long.

The small town of Howard Lake, MN has a population of just under 2,000 people. They're in central Minnesota, west of the Twin Cities and south of St. Cloud. And surprisingly enough, they don't have any fast food restaurants in town!

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Obviously, there are plenty of places surrounding Howard Lake that have fast food so it's not like Howard Lake residents have never had fast food before. But it's kind of wild that they don't have at least one in their town.

That's about to change though. Howard Lake is no longer going to be barren of fast food restaurants. Next month their first one ever will open. And it's... *drum roll*... an A&W! Mmmm, their root beer is awfully tasty.

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The people bringing A&W to their town are the owners of The Pit Stop, Dave and Sandy Rollins, according to Bring Me the News. The Pit Stop is a coffee shop and gas station. A&W made the announcement that Dave and Sandy were opening a location and said that Dave and Sandy decided on A&W "'because of its franchise partner support and family oriented values.'"

I bet that when A&W opens in Howard Lake it's going to be a busy place!

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