Guy Fieri is cooking up a new recipe – but this time, it’s not one dish at a time in one of his famous restaurants – he’s serving first responders with a new mobile kitchen hauled by a custom Freightliner crew cab tractor.
The renowned chef, restaurateur, TV host and producer is taking his Knuckle Sandwich organization on the road with Freightliner Trucks to deploy a new mobile kitchen to support disaster relief efforts. Freightliner has donated the use of a new, customized SportChassis Freightliner M2 112 tractor powered by a 470hp Detroit DD13 engine.
Fieri’s fully equipped 48-foot mobile kitchen includes multiple cook surfaces, ovens, deep fryers, a smoker, an ice machine, abundant cold storage, a 30-quart mixer, a 12-kW generator and more. The new kitchen will join his fleet of two smaller 24-foot cooking trailers.
Fieri was inspired to assist in disaster relief after he helped feed thousands of workers and displaced residents during the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Northern California, which devastated more than 6,500 homes. Since then, Fieri has supported numerous disaster locations and served more than 120,000 meals.
“I’m delighted that Freightliner stepped up to help serve the dedicated first-responders who help save lives and provide relief during times of extreme need,” said Fieri. “When we get the call, a reliable and comfortable tow vehicle is essential in getting us on site efficiently and safely. Freightliner has the right truck to do that, hands down!”
“Guy’s passion to help first responders during these extremely difficult situations is inspiring to the Freightliner team,” said Kelly Gedert, VP market development for Freightliner Trucks. “We jumped at the opportunity to partner with Guy in this effort; and the Freightliner M2 112 will be right at home among first responders who depend on their Freightliner M2-based fire trucks, ambulances and utility trucks.”
About Freightliner Trucks
Freightliner Trucks is a division of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and is the leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets Class 5–8 trucks and is a Daimler company, the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer. More information is available at www.Freightliner.com.
About Guy Fieri and Knuckle Sandwich, LLC
Chef, restaurateur, New York Times Best Selling author and Emmy Award-winning TV host, Guy Fieri, is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential culinary stars. In 2019, Guy received a star on the celebrated Hollywood Walk Fame, a rare feat for a chef. Guy and his team at Knuckle Sandwich, LLC, have opened 75 restaurants around the world. On land and at sea, from the Las Vegas Strip to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, from South Africa to Colombia and from Costa Rica to Dubai, Guy’s culinary creations are enjoyed globally, every day.