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Box Car on board with lunch

Box Car on board with lunch

By Achelle Reynoso

Special to the Sun-Gazette

exeter – Exeter’s downtown is a place where farmers, students and the typical busybody can take a half hour to an hour for lunch to order a soda and have a nice sandwich or better yet a burger. But now they’ll have a new option when Box Car Bakery opens their doors for lunch, giving the community of Exeter a different option for their lunch hour starting on Monday, Aug. 13.

Sherry Forcum who is no stranger to frequent downtown visitors with her restaurant Whistle Stop, also is the founder of Box Car Bakery which she has owned for 15 years. She has also owned Whistle Stop for 11 years. Clearly her aspirations have not ended with her bakery and restaurant as she looks forward to adding another unique lunch scene in town.

“My vision is to keep doing what the community needs,” said Forcum. “There are a lot of people who cannot come into the Whistle Stop because they only have a short amount of time for lunch or they are on the go.”

Instead of the usual burger, pizza or sandwich the new lunch menu at Box Car Bakery will consist of hot dogs, chili dogs, Frito-boats, and ice cream. Forcum hopes to accommodate high school students, those who are on the go, and anyone wanting to try something new for lunch in Exeter.

Forcum is also offering student-friendly prices starting at $3.95 for a hot dog, a bag of chips, and a 20-ounce soda. As for the rest of the community, prices will begin at $4.25.

“I am really doing this for the town and for the kids. The students should not have to pay a lot of money for lunch, and I think this will really help,” Forcum added.

Box Car Bakery, located at 401 E. Pine St., will now be open from 4:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and providing seating outside.

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