Independence has another food truck, on a busy street with few dining options.
“Truman Road is hungry for food,” said James Fausett, who’s working day and night at the facility outside Pappy’s Den, 10805 E. Truman Road, a couple blocks west of Sterling Avenue.
John Buckley owns Pappy’s Den. He and Fausett are calling the new food truck “Pepper’s Cafe @ Pappy’s Bar (the not so mobile cafe).”
“We don’t want to make this thing mobile. We want to make it Independence only,” Fausett said.
The business was opened early this month, and Buckey and Fausett say business is picking up, and food sales are sending customers inside the bar to grab a beer.
“I’ve tripled my business,” Buckley said.
Appetizers are $5, and entrees – cheeseburgers, Reubens, tacos, beef sandwiches, others – are $5 or $6. Fausett stresses that everything is handmade.
The two said they worked for some time to get things right before opened. It took three months alone to find the right truck, and then they rebuilt it.
“It’s been a long journey,” Fausett said.
“All in all,” Buckley added, “I think we’re on the right track.”
Now that it’s up and running, Fausett said he’s working “about 14 hours a day, seven days a week.”
“I put so many hours in here,” he said, “because I know this is going to be awesome.”