Native enterprise Yolos meals truck is shifting to a everlasting location.
In keeping with proprietor Yolanda Grazier, the restaurant is about for a tender opening in late November.
“We’re actually hoping to carry place the place persons are comfy to come back and sit down, take pleasure in a meal with their coworkers, get just a little relaxation and leisure earlier than they return to work,” Grazier mentioned.
The brand new restaurant is situated at 316 SW 6 St., previously referred to as the Matador tequila bar.
“I am excited to have the ability to sit down. … You already know, with a meals truck, that is not all the time an choice. I am excited that she will get to strive this new journey. They’re an actual household oriented outgoing firm,” mentioned longtime buyer Jessica Skaggs.
Grazier had been within the restaurant trade for shut to twenty years earlier than she and her husband, Logan Grazier, determined that they wished a spot of their very own.
“Actually, we simply acquired uninterested in climbing all people else’s ladders. We’d get all the best way to the highest, they usually’d wish to both switch you out, they couldn’t afford to pay you anymore, or they’d need you to maneuver to a special location, and so lastly my husband and I made a decision to start out our personal (enterprise),” Grazier mentioned.
“We wished to start out a meals truck, see how that went for a pair years, after which develop from there. We wished to make it possible for it was one thing that was inexpensive, but in addition one thing that was going to work for Amarillo,” she added.
Yolos meals truck, named after the couple’s first names Yolanda and Logan, was established by the pair in late November 2019. Grazier mentioned that when they determined to open a extra everlasting restaurant and commenced trying, the course of took about three to 4 months earlier than they discovered their present location a month in the past.
“Location was big for me. We do breakfast, brunch, espresso, and lunch, so with the ability to be open someplace that will entice folks within the morning by the lunch time is what we are attempting to drag, so hopefully we’re going to be an ideal asset to downtown,” she mentioned.
In keeping with Grazier, what’s left to complete earlier than opening is the set up of the kitchen gear, the bar desk prime, lighting, and ending touches on look.The proprietor additionally plans to create a wall of appreciation for Amarillo first responders, veterans, and Route 66.
The restaurant may have the identical menu because the meals truck, with the addition of some objects. The brand new menu is about to embrace two new salads which have by no means earlier than been provided, recent fruit, and the addition of their crowd favourite steakhouse cheeseburger. The restaurant will now serve Pepsi line tender drinks and occasional from Lonesome Rider espresso, a veteran owned firm situated in California. Grazier mentioned Yolos would be the solely institution in Texas to promote this model.
Till renovations are executed, the meals truck can be out there on the property, and friends can nonetheless dine outdoors. “Whereas the autumn climate remains to be right here and good, we provide for folks to come back out, eat on the meals truck, and dine on the patio,” Grazier mentioned.
“We’ve had the fireplace marshal come over the opposite day. He grabbed a chew to eat with some buddies on the patio. We’ve had cops come and eat; we see that group persons are actually excited that we’re right here,” she mentioned.
Grazier acknowledged that the meals truck is out there a pair days all through the week, generally from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. People can take a look at their social media to see the place they are going to be stationed for the day.
In keeping with Stacie Corridor, common supervisor for Yolos meals truck, the transition from a truck to a full kitchen will take some adjusting.
“It is going to be a giant adjustment. It is like three, 4 occasions the dimensions of our entire place, simply the kitchen alone, however I am excited to have room and have the ability to transfer. We’ll have to determine how you can do it, as a result of we’re used to standing in a single spot doing every little thing and stepping round, and over, and underneath one another,” Corridor mentioned.
In keeping with Grazier, whereas the workers has been the identical for the reason that opening of the meals truck, she has employed on extra workers in preparation for the restaurant opening.
Grazier is getting ready the restaurant to be a quick informal sort of location, the place folks can are available in, order their meals on the counter, discover a place to sit down, and have the meals introduced to their seat. Grazier mentioned that this setup helps her to ensure the identical high quality of service and meals, whereas sustaining a quick turnaround.
Grazier assures that the meals truck will nonetheless be a giant a part of the institution. Subsequent yr, they plan to make use of the truck to host catering occasions and deliveries for objects corresponding to their crowd favourite cinnamon rolls. The proprietor additionally mentioned the potential for curbside deliveries for on-line orders, after her staff are settled, and opening the restaurant to host non-public occasions.
For extra on Yolos meals truck and see their schedule and site, you may comply with them on Fb at https://www.fb.com/yolosfood .