One More Bite

The WacoFork Blog

I hate crowds, and I hate waiting in line. I avoid both as much as possible. The only time I will go to Six Flags is during the 2 weeks at the beginning or end of the summer when the park closes at 6:00 pm, because there are no crowds and no lines during those weeks (but that's our little secret, so don't tell anyone).

I know what you're thinking. "Didn't they already launch the WacoFork Club? Why are they announcing another restaurant?" The answer to the first question is yes, we launched the club on August 15. As for the second question, you didn't think we were going to stop adding restaurants, did you? We intend to keep adding great restaurants and fantastic deals to the club for the foreseeable future to keep adding to what is already an incredible value.

The next restaurant to join the WacoFork Club is Cupp's Drive Inn. They are offering FREE hand-battered onion rings to WacoFork Club members with the purchase of a burger, fries, and a drink at the regular menu price. I watched them hand-batter their fresh-cut onion rings this morning, so I know first-hand that they are made and hand-battered fresh daily.

It came to my attention last week, as I was testifying about our new WacoFork Club campaign while drinking beer at The Dancing Bear, that there's a nice little confluence of those things coming up soon this week.

First of all, happy ninth birthday to The Dancing Bear. Lord knows I've spent many a happy hour there since it opened in 2007. Secondly, we're pumped that two of our new WacoFork Club partners — Milo and Crazy Horse Grill — will be helping to celebrate on Tuesday night.

Ok, you caught us again. This next participating "restaurant" in the WacoFork Club is also not a "restaurant." It's actually a farm! The Home Grown Farm, to be exact. And guess what. This is the last in our list of the original 21 WacoFork Club participating restaurants! But you can bet that we'll be adding more to the list very soon.

Ok, you caught us. This next "restaurant" isn't really a "restaurant." It's a beverage. But it's a beverage made right here in Waco and sold directly to consumers at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market and at Happy Harvest, among other places. The next company on the WacoFork Club list is Bare Bucha.

We hope you are enjoying your WacoFork Club memberships as much as we are. My family and I saved $5 last night just at Heritage Creamery! If you user your WacoFork Club membership regularly, you'll save well more than the $30 you spend on your membership. It's really a no-brainer!

The next awesome local restaurant on our list of WacoFork Club participating restaurants is Happy Harvest. We are really excited to work with Happy Harvest, because we know how great Chef Juanita Barrientos is!

The WacoFork Club launched yesterday, and we are so excited to see where this thing goes and how it will continue to grow and get better and better! On that note, we still have more participating restaurants to announce. The next restaurant on our list of participating restaurants is Milo Biscuit Company.

Milo has 2 food trucks: 1 behind Heritage Creamery, and the other behind the Magnolia Silos with several other WacoFork Club restaurants. Milo can be best described as southern comfort food from local farmers. I mean, just look at those biscuits!

After years of dreaming, planning, and creating, we are proud to finally announce that the WacoFork Club is officially launched!

We have been fortunate to be able to partner with Communities in Schools of the Heart of Texas in the past, and we are thrilled that they wanted to partner with us again for the WacoFork Club. Communities In Schools of the Heart of Texas (CIS-HOT) is part of the national Communities In Schools network, the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students every year.

I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream from Heritage Creamery becuase they are one of the participating restaurants in the WacoFork Club!

Heritage Creamery started serving ice cream in February 2015 at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market while plans were underway for building out their permanent location at 1125 S. 8th St., right next to Common Grounds, which opened in March of this year. I got my first taste of Heritage Creamery ice cream last year at the first annual Texas Food Truck Showdown in downtown Waco, and it absolutely lived up to the hype.