'The Waffler' food truck stolen from KCK auto shop

Posted at 7:55 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 09:51:34-04

Update: 'The Waffler' food truck has been found.

Turo Viers posted on Facebook that the truck was found 20 blocks away from the garage in Kansas City, Kansas. He said some equipment was stole, "but nothing that isn't easy to replace."

"Thanks to everyone for the concern and shared amazement in the idiocy of stealing a titanic of a red truck. The Waffler customers are the best!" said Viers in the post. 

Original story: Who in the world steals a food truck? It’s the question that tops a Facebook post asking the community to keep their eyes peeled for ‘The Waffler’ food truck.

Owner Russell Viers said the truck was at an auto shop on N. 13th St. in Kansas City, Kansas getting a new starter when it disappeared. Police said they were called to the shop around 10:45 a.m. Thursday to make a report.

Viers said he’s out of the country, so it was his son Turo who made the discovery.

“At first I thought it was a joke, like there's no way somebody stole my food truck,” says Turo Viers. “And then I realized it was serious.”

Russell Viers said they had big plans for the food truck. They were making some changes to add chicken and waffles to their menu. The upgraded food truck was set to launch mid-April, but the theft will push the date back.

Luckily, the pair have a second food truck.

“We are trying to not get too stressed out at 'The Waffler,’” Russell Viers said. “Our company motto is, ‘It’s just a waffle.' There are far bigger worries in the world than a waffle truck.”

Still, Russell Viers asks anyone who sees the bright-red food truck to call 911.

‘The Waffler’ food truck is still set to be open this weekend. The food truck’s schedule and locations are available online. Updates are also available on ‘The Waffler’ Facebook page.