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Food truck owners to open in former Apple Wood Cafe in Williamsville

Williamsville will soon be cheesier.

The family owners of The Cheesy Chick food truck have announced they will take over the former Apple Wood Cafe, at 5385 Main St., to open the Cheesy Chick Cafe.

Simone Fancher, her son Jonathan Rowan and daughter Stephanie Rowan unveiled more details after teasing the news on the truck's Facebook page Wednesday. The trio of owners has applied for several permits and hopes to begin service a few weeks after receiving approval.

The cafe's menu is expected to reflect the truck's staples, creative takes on grilled cheese. The Cheesus, mac-and-cheese stuffed inside a grilled cheese (various meats may be added), and the Buffalo chicken, grilled chicken strips covered in barbecue sauce inside a Texas toast grilled cheese, are popular items. Pressed Nutella and s'mores sandwiches add a sweet element.

Jonathan Rowan explained that the new cafe's menu would broaden to include items that weren't possible within the space and equipment constraints of the truck.

For their new project, the owners plan to take environmental responsibility seriously; they've already bought tables, glasses, plates, chairs and more materials from closed restaurants. Reusable bags and coffee mugs are additional eco-friendly approaches Rowan mentioned.

Fancher bought the truck from original owner Alexis Andrzejak in 2013, then briefly added a brick-and-mortar location in the Eastern Hills Mall in late 2016. It has since closed.

Apple Wood Cafe ceased restaurant operations in Williamsville on March 22, choosing to carry on the legacy of the Mansard Inn, at 3365 Abbott Road, in Orchard Park. The Mansard Inn has its grand opening on May 21.

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