Gallaghans Wicked Kitchen is expanding from their food truck to a new downtown restaurant in mere weeks as owner John Gallaghan gets set to take his kitchen to the next level.
“We couldn’t have done this without the support of great clients with our food truck,” said Gallaghan.
The unmistakable black food truck that has been serving the community on the corner of N Collegiate and Lamar Ave for the past two years has grown so much in popularity that Gallaghan is excited to be soon offering a sit-down restaurant for customers.
“We’ve received so much support for our food that to now be able to offer a place to come in and eat no matter what the weather brings is exciting,” he said.
Gallaghan has worked in kitchens for 35-years; working his way up to a chef and now owning his own business. After working at the Borderline Cafe in Powderly for 13-years, he said that going out on his own has seen some tremendous personal and professional accomplishments.
From Philly cheesesteaks to ribeyes, wraps, burgers, and even an array of healthy salads, Gallaghan’s menu continues to draw a crowd with his fresh cooked meals.
“Everything is fresh and made to order,” said Gallaghan. “Our number-one sellers are the Philly cheesesteak and a ribeye steak sandwich.”
Even with the new storefront opening soon, Gallaghan was quick to say that the only changes to the menu would be additions.
“I love creating dishes, and now that we will have a set home in downtown Paris, I am looking forward to adding more creations to our menu while still having all the favorites for everyone to enjoy,” he said.
Sit-down and to-go purchases will be available for customers Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and when it comes to their infamous food truck, well, it will still be around, but for event hire only.
“We are already filling up with event bookings, which is great. We have an event in Waco coming up, and the grand opening of the lake and trailer park in Honey Grove at the end of the month,” said Gallaghan. “I take pride in my work, and if it weren’t for the clients, I wouldn’t be here, so I do what is needed to keep them happy and fed full of great food,” he said.
Gallaghan added that when it comes to his business and how he wants to be recognized in the community, it’s not about the dollars and cents. Instead, it is about giving back to charities, organizations where he can, and also paying it forward to the community as a whole to show his thanks for the undying support given to him.
The official announcement for the opening date will happen on their Facebook page, Gallaghan’s Wicked Kitchen.
The new location will be at the corner of Clarksville and S Church Street.