When Sam decides to spend the summer working in his uncle's restaurant located in the middle of the Nevada desert, he doesn't expect to see too much excitement. But that all changes when some very strange characters see the Help Wanted sign in the window. Before long, ten-year-old Sam is fending off a nosy TV reporter who wants to know if Big Foot, Elvis, and Santa Claus are really employees of the Lonesome Cafe . . . and then a spaceship with a little green alien crashes nearby!