PORTLAND, Ore. — 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. Instead, 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, vice president of 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.”
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