During hunting season of 1984, Barbara Snider decided to go into business in Artemas, Pennsylvania. She had a building constructed and gasoline pumps installed and opened a grocery and gas station facility where she saw a need for just such a place.
Later in 1995, Barbara decided to build an addition to the existing grocery store and make a restaurant. People from far and wide are familiar with the Roadkill Cafe in Artemas. She became well known for her homemade pies which caused her to stay up all hours on every Wednesday to bake fresh.
The Roadkill got its name when someone spray painted an old barn board and stuck it on the roof of the porch. This was before the addition of the actual restaurant, yet people were eating there on a pretty regular basis. The sign read ROADKILL CAFE and to this day is known as such.