Hitting the road with food truck: Big Kahuna Wings

Matt Beeler is expanding Big Kahuna Wings to include a food truck, which will be one of the food trucks at Admiral’s Corner, also known as 35 North, which is opening Thursday, Dec. 31.

Beeler said the food truck is a converted trailer he used for his spice business, which has been sitting at the restaurant (12828 Kingston Pike) since the Farragut location opened in 2014.

“With everything going on with business and the pandemic, I felt like it was a good time to try to outfit that thing and get it on the road,” BKW restaurant owner Matt Beeler said. “I’m excited.”

He said the food truck provides “excellent opportunities for the staff to get some hours and an excellent opportunity for the restaurant to not only, obviously, get some more sales but also to maybe get to some people who never tried us before.

“We’re going to start with 35 North (on the corner of North Campbell Station Road and Kingston Pike),” Beeler added. “We’re going to have it down there every weekend.

“In the spring, we’re planning on going to downtown (Knoxville) and Central Filling Station (food truck park, 900 S. Central St.). On Tuesdays, we will probably rotate in between some different areas, depending on what (food truck) parks are open and what we can do.

Din Franklin, described by Beeler as “one of our loyal staff members,” is going to run the food truck operation.

“So, we’ll see what our opportunities are, in different areas, with the food truck,” he added.

The food truck will offer about half the items on the restaurant’s menu.

“We will be offering our Big Kahuna Wings, our boneless, our tenders and our chips, always available, no matter what day, what week,” Beeler said. “We will rotate our (other) items.

With the food truck, customers would not have to call ahead an order — it’s all walk-up, he said, adding, “Everything is cooked to order.”.

The food truck will be at Admiral’s Corner from 11 a.m. to whenever he runs out of food, Thursdays through Sundays.

The Farragut restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday; from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; and closed Sundays.

The West Town Mall location is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 8 p.m., Sundays.

For more information, call 865-288-7891.