Pro tip: Keep a protein bar on your person at all times. A macronutrient-rich snack helps rebuild damaged muscle tissue and it'll keep you from receiving a McFlurry to the face during an unnecessary visit to the drive-through.
Most road trips require a sustenance break or two, but if you're the only one in a packed Kia Sportage that could "really use a Baja Chalupa right now," then we have a problem. Our country's floor mats are already littered with petrified French fries and Dr. Pepper stains from decades of unnecessary fast food stops. Sure, everyone's worried about the debt ceiling and nuclear holocaust, but what about "that new car smell" giving way to the odor of cooking grease and diced onions? If you're not part of the solution, then you're part of the problem.