Team meal- Red Deer-
Need a new place to stop and have a pre-game meal for 25 -17yo boys and their coaches.- Prefer pasta, salad and pop for around $10-12pp. Has the potential to become a regular stop with many teams to and from Calgary-Edmonton. Quick, easy and in and out in about 45mins....must have parking for a bus near by.
I don't know where you've been already but there's a Ricky's (not adventurous but reliable & affordable)on the West side of Gasoline Alley by the Costco - proximity to their parking lot would give you lots of space for the bus(at least I've never seen the far end of the lot busy). Access back onto the highway two ways - either a big u-turn south on gasoline alley then up the northbound, or out behind Costco then a 3-5 min drive (I can be more specific if Ricky's interests you).
Just north on Gaetz there's an East Side Marios and an ABC Country Buffet (thinking more price point than pasta for the later)...
If the teams will go for Chinese then Red Star is consistently good, and they'd have the room to accomodate you, and I'm pretty sure the bus could be parked on the service road that runs up to the parking lot.
I'm sorry I can't come up with any non-chain Italian ideas, there's La Casa Pergola but it's more fine dining price & atmosphere.
La Casa Pergola
4909 48 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S8, CA