Food trucks are so popular, even God is getting one.
Well, his diner is anyway.
The Lords Diner is going to begin operating a food truck this month and park it at the Evergreen Recreation Center near 26th and Arkansas.
Its for everyone particularly people in need, says Lords Diner director Jan Haberly.
The Kansas Food Bank suggested that area, which is where Cloud Elementary School is. Haberly says about 90 percent of the schools lunches are free or reduced in price.
Thats kind of a key that theres need in that area.
Even before the food truck craze hit Wichita a couple of years ago, the Lords Diner started considering a truck.
Someone on the Lords Diner board saw a similar nonprofit truck in Texas several years ago.
We were looking at ways to expand our mission, and we just thought that was kind of a cool idea, Haberly says.
Starting Sept. 23, the truck will be at the rec center from 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Monday through Thursday, which is what worked for the center.
Haberly says the Lords Diner wanted a dining area for potential truck patrons, which the rec center is providing. She says the Lords Diner didnt want to use someone elses kitchen, though.
We keep the food safety controls in our hands.
Haberly says the Lords Diner wants the flexibility of a truck to potentially drive to other sites as well. There are already discussions about a second truck.
Each of the free truck meals will have a meat, starch, vegetable and fruit or salad along with dessert.
We try and do a balanced meal, Haberly says.
The truck doesnt have an official name, though Haberly teasingly named it while working on it recently.
I named it Francis today after the pope.
Bill Warren claims he isnt worried about locusts, but perhaps he should be.
His IMAX theater in Moore, Okla. the same one that was hit by a tornado in May had a fire Sunday night that did about $10,000 in damage to the theater's roof.
Its not that big of a deal, Warren says. It could have been a big deal.
An air vent motor caught fire, he says, though its still not clear what caused it.
We dont know if maybe the fan got some debris in it from the storm, Warren says.
He says it could have been electrical damage that didnt immediately show up.
Whatever it was, Warren says he feels nothing but lucky.
To be honest with you, I feel very fortunate, he says.
He knows the tornado hurt other businesses in his immediate area much worse than his.
Warren says he wondered if movie sales would return to what they were before the tornado, but he says even those have been good.
I never had a theater shut down maybe other than a day of my entire career, he says.
The theater shut down for eight days.
I just didnt know if there would be some lingering effect of people going elsewhere.
That hasnt happened, Warren says.
All the way around, he says, If you think about it, we were lucky.
So the threat of locusts or any other natural or man-made disasters isnt a concern for Warren.
Not even close.
You dont say
Thats for sure a venial sin, and it might possibly elevate to a mortal sin depending on how many figs he tossed.
Koch Industries spokeswoman Melissa Cohlmia on someone who threw away figs from a shoot of her familys prized fig tree, which was recently profiled in The Eagle
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