Today marks the end of an era with one of Dayton’s most beloved food trucks.
Katie Marks, the owner of The Wicked ‘Wich of Dayton food truck and Griller B’s food served at Barrel House, 417 E. 3rd St. in downtown Dayton, previously announced that today, April 12, will be the last day of operations for both Wicked ‘Wich and Griller B’s.
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“It is really time to smell the roses and make a career change,” Marks said.
The 4-year-old food truck known for its Lady Marmalade sandwich will serve for the last time behind the Barrel House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today.
Launched in December, Griller B’s will serve for the last time in the craft beer bar tonight. It uses the food truck’s kitchen.
TRUCK WITH AWARD-WINNING SANDWICHES
Wicked ‘Wich tied for third place in the 2018 Best of Dayton people’s choice contest for best food truck.
The Lady Marmalade was voted the city’s second best sandwich.
The food truck is for sale.
Marks plans to focus on pursuing her passion of art. She said closing the businesses has not been an easy decision, and she knows the changing plans for the future of the food truck have been giving some people “whiplash.”
SECOND TIME CLOSING ANNOUNCED
While battling a brain tumor, Marks announced in September 2017 that she would close and sell the food truck.
After treatment in February 2018, she reversed that decision and continued the business.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR OWNER
She will also do freelance artwork for the company and continue to do commissioned portraits.
“I would focus on an art career,” Marks said. “I just don’t have time to swing both, and I am a lot happier doing art.”
Marks said she plans to focus more on volunteerism here.
“Thank you for four years of support (Dayton), and continue to support local,” she said.