Was the Pakistani's surname "Patel" by any chance?
I stayed at a motel near Winchester, TN, that advertised "free continental breakfast" on Interstate billboards. The room had cockroaches, there was a cigarette butt floating in the toilet beneath the "sanitized" paper strip, and the decor was blue shag carpet, green bedspread, pink curtains, and orange wall paper. We moved to another room that was more suitable but we slept atop the bed on a ground tarp in our sleeping bags. We figured the shower probably wasn't any worse than a public shower at a camp ground. Then we got the "continental breakfast": it was a sample cup of orange juice with a tiny powdered sugar donut (the kind that's sold in vending machines 6 to a pack for fifty cents) handed to us through the night box after a ten minute wait - no 2ds. The owner was present and he was a member of the infamous "Patel" network. Their business plan seems to be: buy a going concern and run it into the ground. So far it's a resounding success! We enjoyed our trip through the Russell Stover candy outlet and had a good hot breakfast at a nearby restaurant run by locals that know how to serve biscuits and gravy.