This is us at a glance! We have created this page in order for our visitors to have a chance to see who we are and where we came from.
The Paddy Wagon Grill once offered its patrons the unique opportunity to Travel Back in Time.
Mark and Jennifer Yount owned and operated The Paddy Wagon Grill Food Truck in Springfield, MO. since 2015. Their food was inspired by the Great American Diners along the winding roads of Historic Route 66. Due to its huge success in recent years, they were able to open a brick and mortar location in the Historic District of Fair Grove, MO. It was there that The Time Travel Cafe was Born......
The presence of the small-town diner has diminished significantly in recent years. It is their goal to bring back some of the nostalgia that has been lost throughout the region over those years. The Original Menu from The Paddy Wagon Grill has made its way to the Time Travel Cafe while picking up some exciting New and Old Favorites along the way. Every bite you take will give you the feeling that you have traveled back in time to a small Cafe or Diner that once lined the Great Mother Road.
Come relax and Time Travel back, to a Classic American Diner where the wait is short and the food taste like it took all day.
We developed the All American Burger recipe as an afterthought to provide support to our other 3 original sandwiches. The Pork Tenderloin, Fried Meatloaf Sandwich and Paddy Wagon Melt. The Burgers were so popular at Food Truck Festivals, that we felt compelled to create new recipes for our evolving menu. When all is said and done, we will have approximately 15 signature burgers on the menu.
One Of The Clocks in Time Travel is Permanently Set to 1:21. (gigawatts I presume!)
Contrary to what people might have said in the past, we still press all of our burgers from scratch every day. While prepping 400 burgers (on a single hand held burger press) for a Food Truck Festival in Carthage, Jennifer let me know that we needed to make a change! We had already sold over 10,000 burgers before we decided to invest in a Commercial Burger Press to help us keep up with demand during Festival Season on the Food Truck.
We named our new space Reggie's Place and the Dog Chef Pizza Co. logo after his likeness... Isn't he cute? Cheers!
Nobody knows because we've never counted them all!!! Please feel free to cast your vote during your next visit.
Pou-tine / pu-ten
A dish of French Fries covered with Brown Gravy and Cheese Curds.
It's kinda like mistaking Rick Springfield for Bruce Springsteen in the 80's.....But not really? We think it's more closely related to the new ride at Silver Dollar City named "Time Traveler."
There was only one photo ever taken of our All American Burger for ad or media purposes. We liked it so much that we continue to use it to this day. We have never tried to reproduce it. While shooting the picture with a cell phone on the food truck we got a call-in order for that exact "Burger with Chips" so I sold it! The person making the call, and who would eventually eat our work of art was none other than our good "mate" Neil Gomme! Co-owner and founder of the London Calling Pasty Co.
Aioli or ai-o-li:
Mayonnaise Seasoned with Garlic.
While many of our competitors use the same recipe for all of their burgers, we will utilize up to 5 different burger recipes for ours. We do this in order to capture our signature flavor profiles for many of our AWESOME Burgers!
There is only one clock in Time Travel that has the correct time!
Our version of a Poutine, nicknamed "Hillbilly Poutine" was originally developed at home as a comfort food! After some consideration, we decided to add it to the Paddy Wagon menu temporarily, just to see how it would perform. The second week of it's existence saw our Food Truck enter the 1st Annual Mo Food Truck Fest. We sold over 200 orders of it in a single day, thus solidifying it's permanent place on the menu. It can now be found on our menu every day under it's real name.
"Classic Smothered Fries."
The very first Pork Tenderloin Sandwich ever produced as a test product is pictured in the Photo Gallery above. Although some modifications have been made to the original idea in order to produce it more efficiently, we still maintain the same integrity of the sandwich that it began with. We hand trim and cut, every portion before we tenderize them and hand bread them to order! Every day, every time... The work that we put in to this sandwich has stood the test of time and has always made it a top seller year after year.
Duh! The 80's might just be one of the most awesome and identifiable decades ever! From the movies to the music and everything in between. There seems to be something for just about everyone in the 80's.
The A-1 Smokehouse Burger was the 6th Burger to come on to our Menu. Originally, it came as a 1/2 lb. Beast served with a side of Smoked Mac and Cheese called the Smokehouse Combo. (Pictured in the gallery above).
It was developed as a way to utilize our House Smoked Pork Shoulder for something other than it's own Sandwich. Although very popular from the beginning, it proved to be a very large sandwich when composed. When we opened Time Travel, we decided to downsize the Burger to the regular lineup so that everyone would be able to enjoy it equally!
Fiery Cheesecake was literally an accident as much as "Putting your chocolate in my Peanut Butter." While making a Ceviche and Cheesecake at the same time, I realized that the spice from a Jalapeno flavored a Cheesecake pretty well! Through the magic of trial and error I developed a recipe that isn't for the faint of heart, but will satisfy the "Sweet Heat" needs of many. This cheesecake won top awards at the Mo Food Truck Fest in 2015. The original Award Winning Cheesecake can also be seen in the photo Gallery above. While we had no real sugar on the truck at the time of presentation, the blueberry sauce was too tart to balance the dessert correctly. We substituted coffee creamer from McDonalds in it so that we could get it to the judging table on time!!!
The Paddy Wagon Melt is the only sandwich on our menu that still retains it's original name. (Long Live the Paddy Wagon!) It was originally supposed to be a Texas Sized Grill Cheese, however menu item conflicts with another food truck forced us to make some changes in the sandwich in order to set it apart from the others. Aren't we glad we did?!? Originally coming with 6 pieces of bacon and four cheeses, the addition of a burger patty to it became extremely common. Although you can still get it either way, these days it's know in our kitchen as a "Melt add a Patty."