LOUISVLLE, KY (WDRB NEWS) -- The local food truck industry continues to grow.
Sometimes it even leads to an expansion into the restaurant business.
Such is the case for Lil Cheezers, which specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
"It is what we call a fancy grilled cheese sandwich," explains owner Matt Davis. "It is not just regular bread and cheese. We use premium products, and then doctor it up with quite a few ingredients."
Lil Cheezers opened about a month ago in the Highlands along Baxter Avenue, and right away it began drawing large crowds.
David started his business as a food truck operation, but quickly decided he wanted a brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Davis credits Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's administration with allowing the food truck owners to cut through the red tape of too many city government rules and regulations and make it easier for them to attract customers and grow their businesses.
"For example he (the mayor) gave us the ability to park at downtown parking meters," he says.
Encouraging entrepreneurship is something the city administration continues as a priority.
Davis started out small just a couple of years ago and now he has big plans.
He is looking for other locations to open additional restaurants in Louisville and Lexington and anywhere within 100 miles of Louisville that he and his partner would own.
"We also have some aggressive offers from other states," he says.
Davis also has plans to add a second food truck to his business.
Once a paramedic, he says that, despite the long hours of running his own business, he has found his place as an entrepreneur and hopes he never has to work for someone else ever again.
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