CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - James R. McCullar, or Mac, or Papa as his grand kids call him, moved to Casper in 1980 and since then, he's wanted to bring pork chops here. Every time he wanted a pork chop sandwich like the ones he grew up eating, he would have to drive to Montana.
Locals wait in line for their orders at Papa's Pork Chop Friday.
"I went to visit with the owner of Pork Chop John's in Butte and asked him if it would be alright if I sold his sandwiches in Casper," said McCullar.
Papa's prepares the sandwiches the exact same way they do at Pork Chop John's in Butte.
"This is a product that's been put out since 1924 and it's been loved and cherished by a lot of people in Montana and I just wanted to bring it to Wyoming," said McCullar.
On May 5, Papa's opened its doors, and though we are in the middle of a pandemic, McCullar said it didn't distract him from what he wanted to do.
"We just wanted to introduce people to it and see if we could fill their bellies," said McCullar.
McCullar said he hasn't had trouble working with businesses to allow him to setup on their property. Something he also hasn't had trouble with, community support.
"I was just hoping to get a few hundred people to like me on a regular basis, and come see me on a regular basis. So far, so good, it's been amazing," said McCullar.
For what the future looks like, McCullar said he takes it one day at a time, and can only hope tomorrow is as good or better than today.
Papa's Pork Chop is a commissary dependent food truck and uses Wyoming Food for Thought Project's Good Food Hub for storage and cooking.
You can find Papa's Pork Chop's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/debbieandmac/