Grand Rapids Food Truck Names New Menu Item After Gov. Whitmer
A Grand Rapids food truck has announced a new menu item named after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in grand movie-trailer-style fashion.
Detroit's Original Coney Island is calling their new coney dog "The Big Gretch."
They shared the news on Facebook saying, "Everyone please welcome 'That Coney from Michigan', The Big Gretch!"
The natural-casing coney dog appears to be smothered in chili with french fries underneath.
Owner William Drake was born and raised in Detroit. He served as a police officer and also in the United States Army and Michigan National Guard, and was honorably discharged from both. While working in the restaurant industry in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, he met his wife Syreeta, who is a native of Grand Rapids.
The couple returned to GR a few years ago and Drake noticed a void of authentic Detroit-style coney dogs-- and thus Detroit's Original Coney Island was born.
According to their website, the mobile food trailer is a seasonal operation, open April- October, with dates and times subject to change.
Currently they appear to be operating on Saturdays 12p.m-8p.m at 825 28th St SE in the parking lot of Beer City, and also available for special catering events.
Tomorrorow, May 15, Detroit's Original Coney Island will be at 1355 Judd Ave SW in Wyoming, 4p.m. to 7p.m. They're accepting pre-orders for pick up and delivery and encourage anyone who wants to try "The Big Gretch" to stop by!
Keep up with where Detroit's Original Coney Island will be next on Facebook.