Today, more than a dozen mobile food businesses roam the city’s streets. And even though the truck owners are having a harder time finding spots to park, according to a story published in The Eagle last week, the number of them just keeps growing.
Following is guide to Wichita food trucks – past, present and future.
The Flying Stove: Owned by brothers Jeff and Rob Schauf, the Flying Stove officially started the food truck trend in Wichita. It opened in December 2011, featuring charming Jeff at the window and culinary school-trained Rob in the kitchen. The truck serves sandwiches, tacos, wraps, salads and its famous truffle fries – all made with gourmet ingredients – out of an orange vehicle decorated with the Flying Stove logo. The brothers change the menu every few weeks, and fans find out where the truck is by checking either www.facebook.com/theflyingstove or https://twitter.com/theflyingstove. On Friday, the truck will be in Old Town on First Street, just east of Washington, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. On Saturday, it’ll be at Title Boxing Club, 8338 E. 21st St North, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
B.S. Sandwich Press: Doug Buchanan and his sister Jodi run B.S. Sandwich Press, a sandwich shop on-the-go set up in a bright orange trailer. The truck has been in operation since April 2012 and specializes in panini, hand-cut fries and homemade chips. The truck’s location is updated daily on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bssandwichpress, and https://twitter.com/bssandwichpress.
Cake Face: Summer Schoenhals and her husband, Dave, had plans to slow down their truck and open a stationary business on East Douglas, but a dispute with their landlord has put those plans on indefinite hold. In the meantime, the couple is still catering and driving the food trailer around town to serve their gourmet sandwiches and baked goods. Fans can find Cake Face by checkinghttps://www.facebook.com/cakefacebakeshop.