History of The Grilled Cheese

The origin of the ChuckWagon or food truck, stems from the "father of the Texas Panhandle," Charles Goodnight. In 1866, Charles, a cattle herder, realized how difficult it was to cook proper meals during cattle drives. With that, he took a sturdy old Army wagon and constructed interior shelving and drawers. He then stocked the wagon with tableware and utensils, spices and medical supplies, including castor oil and quinine. The wagon was also stocked with a water barrel and a sling to kindle wood to heat and cook food and so the ChuckWagon was created.

Later versions of the food truck were mobile canteens which were created in the late 1950s. These mobile canteens were authorized by the US Army and operated on stateside army bases.

Mobile food trucks or “roach coaches,” have been around for years, serving construction sites and other blue collar professions. Today’s food truck is not your ordinary taco truck you find at a construction site. These gourmet trucks’ menus run the gamut of ethnic and fusion cuisine.

More than ever we are a mobile society in high-gear, and even though many of us are on tight budgets, we still have to eat. Fast, affordable street food fills this need. Enter Fancheezical! – our niche is healthy, comfort food that’s still fast and affordable. The best of both worlds.

Cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, according to food historians, popular across the world in many cultures; evidence indicates that in the U.S., the modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available.

U.S. government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling "American cheese filling sandwiches" during WWII. Many versions of the grilled cheese sandwich can now be found on restaurant menus across the United States.

Looking to celebrate with us? April is "Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month."

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A Little Bit About Us

We believe in

...good food.

...working with local farms and shops.

...knowing what goes into the food we eat.

...small business, the kind of business that made America what it is today.


...catering to everyone, food allergy, sensitivity...good food for all.

...creativity and innovation...especially when it is delicious...

Our idea is based in things we love and things we believe in.

“FanCheezical” was named by a brilliant 7th grader named Evan. Out of dozens and dozens of ideas, his jumped right off the page at us. Evan eats for free, we owe him!

We are FanCheezical! - RI’s Original and Most Delicious Grilled Cheese Truck™ and we want to create and share something amazing!

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