Jenny Reinacker, left, and her daughter Stephanie Owens pose for a portrait inside their food truck Kitchen Little. Reinacker along with her husband George owns and operates Kitchen Little. They bought a retired Johnson County SWAT truck last year and gutted the truck's interior. The truck was then refitted with a full size refrigerator, stove top, griddle, food warmers, running water and shelves. The Kitchen Little food truck went into operation three weeks ago and can be found during lunch in the parking lot of the Franklin Skate Club on US-31. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal
As the Franklin couple prepared to serve the daily lunch rush, the most important part of the process was driving their food truck into town.
George and Jenny Reinacker used to own the Courthouse Saloon in downtown Franklin. They sold the bar in 2006 but wanted to get back into the food business. Now they’ve taken their show on the road, literally.
“You can go to the people with this,” Jenny Reinacker said.
For now, the food truck stops in Franklin on a daily basis but in the future could make trips to the county fair or festivals or Camp Atterbury.
Food trucks have become a recent trend nationally, popularized by TV shows such as Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race,” they said. About 100 food trucks operate in Indianapolis now, so people in central Indiana are getting more familiar with what food trucks offer, they said.