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New food truck debuts in Basehor – Leavenworth Times

New food truck makes debut in Basehor

Beth Kornegay Special for the Times

Jason Langford loves cooking, creating and serving food so much that he and his wife, Stacy, decided to buy a food truck.

Dubbed Jason’s Lunchbox, the truck will have a basic menu featuring burgers, loaded mac and cheese, pork tacos and wraps with prices ranging from $8 to $10. A kids’ menu will also be available along with specials inspired by the 50 states. For example, in April, the truck will offer Chilli Cheese Sandwiches during the Masters Golf Tournament because Georgia, where the tournament is taking place, is famous for this particular type of sandwich.

The Langfords both grew up in Basehor and graduated from Basehor-Linwood High School and two of their daughters also graduated from the school. The first official Jason’s Lunchbox event will take place in Basehor on Tuesday at the intersection of Hidden Ridge Parkway and Coralberry Crossing. The service will take place between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Langford Food Truck can also be found at Basehor’s 4th of July event this summer.

Having friends who own their own food truck, the Langfords have used this connection to learn more about the food truck industry and gain valuable advice on running their own business.

“A food truck has interested us for years and our own food truck allows me to follow my passions. It’s hard work that’s good for the soul,” Jason said.

Self-proclaimed grill master, Jason will run the grill most of the time and Stacy and their daughter will take turns taking orders and dressing the burgers. Family and friends will also be there. Looking to the future, they hope to connect with high schools or colleges to find students who have a desire for entrepreneurship and offer an internship to the right student.

The truck itself was an existing food truck that the Langfords had purchased and wrapped with their own logo and design. Setting up an LLC, buying insurance, having planned and successful inspections, locating the proper equipment to serve what’s on the menu, and shopping to store the truck are all necessary steps before Jason’s Lunchbox takes his first order.

In its first year of operation, the Langfords will test the water to see if they will be able to quit their full-time job and run Jason’s Lunchbox as a full-time job to support their family. For now, Stacy will remain in her full-time position and Jason will continue working as a part-time physiotherapist.

“I look forward to seeing familiar faces as we travel around the metropolitan area and we are delighted to meet many new friends. Those who know me call it my midlife crisis, but it really combines many of my passions,” Jason said.

Upcoming menus and locations can be found on Jason’s Lunchbox Facebook page as well as www. Jasonslunchbox.com.

“A food truck has interested us for years and our own food truck allows me to follow my passions. It is hard work that is good for the soul. –Jason Langford

“I look forward to seeing familiar faces as we travel around the metropolitan area and we are delighted to meet many new friends. Those who know me call it my midlife crisis, but it really combines many of my passions,” –Jason Langford