Kalamazoo, MI : Immobile ‘Food Truck’ Specializing in paninis headed to downtown Kalamazoo

This is an artist's rendering of The Panini Express, an immobile food truck to be stationed near The Union Cabaret & Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. It slated to open in March. Courtesy of Millennium Restaurant Group

By John Liberty | MLive.com

This is an artist's rendering of The Panini Express, an immobile food truck to be stationed near The Union Cabaret & Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. It slated to open in March.  Courtesy of Millennium Restaurant Group
This is an artist’s rendering of The Panini Express, an immobile food truck to be stationed near The Union Cabaret & Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. It slated to open in March.
Courtesy of Millennium Restaurant Group

KALAMAZOO, MI — An immobile “food truck” serving paninis, soups and salads is expected to open next month in downtown Kalamazoo.

The Panini Express will be a food truck that never moves and located inside the City Centre on the South Kalamazoo Mall, just outside The Union Cabaret & Grille, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall. It will be owned by the Millennium Restaurant Group, which also owns The Union.

It will serve grilled-to-order sandwiches and paninis, as well as soups and salads, according to a press release from Millennium that also announced the Centre Street Tap House would open in Portage in the fall.

“With the growing amount of downtown businesses and residents, we saw a great opportunity to add to the downtown lunch scene,” Millennium Restaurant Group partner Bob Lewis said. “We love the concept of food trucks … It’s now what we usually do, but this is our spin on it.”

The Panini Express will be opened 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and additional hours for Art Hops, according to the release.

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