Mindy Durall and Scott Waldron

Mindy Durall and Scott Waldron, holding one of their four children, are opening Morning Kick in Gilbert this week.

Gilbert residents will soon wake up to a breakfast eatery that’s now found a permanent home in the south part of town.

Previously, Morning Kick was serving up meals and coffee from a food truck at various locations such as the farmers market in downtown Gilbert on Saturdays.

“We’ll start at five days a week to make sure we keep our heads above water,” said Mindy Durall, who owns the business with her husband, Scott Waldron. 

“It’s going to be definitely a different transition for us,” she said. “We’ve broadened the menu and have more employees but it will be good.”

The restaurant, 3078 E. Chandler Heights Road, Gilbert, will offer breakfast all day and some lunch plates such as sandwiches and lighter items.

Morning Kick will also continue to offer its top-selling menu item, the Cowboy breakfast burrito - it includes Applewood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, Jack cheese and tater tots. 

Other menu options include breakfast keto bowls and totchos, layers of tots, Jack cheese and eggs fried or scrambled, topped with sour cream, fresh pico, jalapenos and a choice of meat.

The Gilbert couple’s foray into the restaurant business was by happenstance. 

Durall and her family were over at in-laws one Christmas where her son, who is almost 4 and is a picky eater ended up consuming an entire homemade casserole.

She immediately got hold of the recipe and began making it regularly for her son.

“It was the only thing he would eat,” the former teacher and freelance graphic designer said. “I joked around, ‘we should have a food truck to serve this.’”

The couple came upon an old ice cream truck in Tucson, purchased it and turned it into a food truck in 2017.  

They soon moved on to a bigger truck, dropped the casserole and changed the menu and found a huge following. 

They also provided catering and will continue to do so when the brick-and-mortar restaurant opens. They also plan to keep a spot at the weekly farmers market downtown.

“It became a pretty good thing, which started out with a breakfast casserole,” Durall said.

The couple later acquired a second food truck but sold it because it became a handful with raising four children. The two began looking for a permanent location last January and they just completed renovation of an existing building last month.

Customers such as Danielle Aguinaga couldn’t wait for the opening.

“The entire Seville community is so excited,” the Gilbert resident wrote on a social media page.