As of Tuesday, January 2, 2018
DALLAS — For lifelong friends Nicole Turner and Kymmie Mills, 2017 was time to cheese it up.
Turner and Mills are co-owners of The Speak Cheezy food truck.
Since opening in early November, the pair has unleashed cheesy creations to customers, and they’re loving every moment.
Turner and Mills have talked about wanting to open a food establishment for years.
“It’s something we’ve been wanting to do for a really long time,” Turner said.
Both love to cook. Mills has worked as a cook and managed kitchens since high school, while Turner has experience in accounting.
Turner had dreamt about owning and operating a food truck. She just needed the opportunity.
“I made an entire business plan,” Turner said. “When we could afford to buy a food cart, I was like, ‘grilled cheese sandwiches all day.’”
What: The Speak Cheezy.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at Capitol West Valley and 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays at West Valley Taphouse.
Of note: Locations and times may vary and are available online at:
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Mills was all-in, and the pair purchased what would become The Speak Cheezy.
“Who doesn’t love cheese? I know there’s a percentage of people, but not many,” Mills said.
Turner also had a more personal incentive.
“My husband hates cheese,” she said with a smile. “I wanted to cook things I didn’t really get a chance to cook at home.”
While there are cheesy classics like mac and cheese, and the grilled cheese people are familiar with, Turner and Mills aren’t afraid to try new things.
“We love the idea of a food truck. We love food and we love to get creative with it,” Mills said. “Some days we’ll go, ‘I’ll create one and you create one.’ We've actually handed out our ideas to people and see what they think.”
The latest example: The Blackberry, a creation that caused a little bit of controversy at first, Mills said.
“Who would think to put blackberry jam, jalapenos and bacon with cheese,” Mills said.
The sandwich has become a hit among customers.
Business has been good so far, Turner and Mills said, and running the truck has been every bit as fun as they hoped.
“It’s super awesome,” Turner said. “There’s nothing greater than when you have a returning customer who says, ‘I’m going to try this one,’ or who hands you a customer loyalty card that’s filled up even though we’ve only been open for six weeks.”
The Speak Cheezy is in Dallas at Capitol Auto on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the West Valley Tap House from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays. Schedules may vary, but updated on the truck’s Facebook page.
As Turner and Mills unveil more of their cheesy concoctions, they are more than happy to spread the joy they feel with as many hungry stomachs as possible.
“What could be more fun than working with your best friend and making people happy? We get to do what we love,” Mills said.