Baton Rouge’s own Kolache Kitchen is rolling up its sleeves and rolling out a whole new addition to the restaurant: a food truck.

The Rolling Pin, The Kolache Kitchen’s new food truck, parked its wheels for the first time Thursday in downtown Baton Rouge.

Will Edwards, owner of The Kolache Kitchen, said there aren’t many food options near the downtown bar scene or near Tigerland, but with the addition of The Rolling Pin, he’s changing that.

Edwards said both downtown and the University’s campus have changed drastically over the past seven years he has lived here, and he believes Baton Rouge will inevitably become a food truck destination.

Edwards said having a food truck has been part of his business plan from the beginning.

“I had a family friend who used to sell cupcakes out of her trailer all around Texas, and she was trying to sell the trailer, and I was like, ‘Well, that would be perfect,’” Edwards said.

Edwards said he’s had the trailer for more than a year, but he put it on the back burner until he felt the time was right.

The Rolling Pin will travel to various places across Baton Rouge, including downtown and surrounding Tigerland.

“I am going to update Facebook and Twitter every day where The Rolling Pin is going to be,” Edwards said.

He said the truck will ideally be in service Monday through Saturday, six days a week in the morning and four days a week at night.

The food truck boasts the same menu as The Kolache Kitchen, which includes kolaches, breakfast tacos, empanadas, rancheros and beverages.

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