By: Elise Eaker
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY — The Pizza-Kwik food truck returned to Blue Tiger Nation for the first time since homecoming, firing-up the ovens in the parking lot between MLK Hall and Richardson Auditorium during Friday’s lunch hour.
The truck is usually anchored at the Knights of Columbus parking lot at 1822 Tanner Bridge Road. But when events or special occasions call, the well-established brand is ready to serve. In fact, it’s been a part of the Capital City for more than 50 years. Pizza Kwik was established 1969 and their thin crust pizza is a Jefferson City staple.
The original Pizza-Kwik was located at 1121 East Miller Street and was owned and operated by Robert and Judy Huber before their retirement four years ago. The food truck was established a year ago and is run by their daughter, Dana Plummer, and her son Sam.
The food truck attends events throughout the Mid-Mo area, but finding it along the streets of Jefferson City can be difficult.
“The issue with Jeff is that we can’t park on the street – we have to be in a parking lot,” said Plummer. Hopefully, that might change.
Plummer said that a group of food truck owners have a meeting with the mayor and the City Council next month to try and change the rules. She said Lincoln University police have been very helpful in her ability to reserve campus parking lot locations.
It takes about 12 minutes to make a thin-crust pizza in the food truck. The prices are very competitive, with a cheese pizza costing $9 and each additional topping costing only $1.25. Pizza-Kwik offers delivery online through Rapid Chow, a local food delivery service.
Follow the Pizza-Kwik food truck on Facebook to keep up with the truck’s day-to-day location.