Quick, convenient and healthy,
that’s what customers can expect from Riley’s Food Truck on post.
The food truck operates from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday.
Although locations deviate,
the truck can typically be found on Tuesdays on Custer Hill, Wednesdays on
Custer Avenue on Main Post and Thursdays at Marshall Army Airfield.
Since Riley’s Food Truck is
mobile, location changes are based on participation. To track the daily
location of the food truck, follow Riley’s Food Truck on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/rileysfoodtruck or search for “Riley’s Conference Center” on
“Our goal is offer a quick and
healthy option for people for lunch,” said Chris Downs, manager, Riley’s Conference
Riley’s Food Truck is a
small extension of the conference center’s kitchen. It was created in an effort
to provide the center’s fare in a portable venue for the convenience of
Soldiers and Fort Riley community members, he said.
The menu has undergone a recent
update for winter, and some of the prices decreased at the same time.
Chili is now offered as a
regular menu option, Downs said, along with a burger of the week, as well as a
special of the week, which offers items not normally found on the menu.
Decreasing prices is an
effort to make the food truck more economical for customers, Downs said.
The food truck has been on post
for about eight months, as a result of a brainstorming session looking for ways
to offer the community more lunch options, he said.
“Obviously, we are trying
to mimic the food truck culture that you find in some bigger cities,” Downs
Unlike food truck culture that
often focuses on a certain type of ethnic food, Riley’s Food Truck tries to
offer a variety of foods, so there is something for everyone, Downs said.
Food is fresh and made to order
on the truck itself, he said, and customers can expect the same level of
quality as they do at the conference center.
“We try to accommodate special
requests to the best of our ability,” Downs said. “We get food out absolutely
as fast as possible.”
The food truck can be
requested at certain locations, like for unit organizational days or family
readiness group events.
To request the food truck
at a particular location, contact the conference center on Facebook.
“I think the truck is convenient for the entire Fort Riley
community. Especially down on Main Post, since lunch options are outside the gates
or up the hill, involving traffic,” Downs said. “The idea is to bring
convenience to our customers.”