Reynolds expands businesses with addition of ice cream trailer
By Marcia Case
When she was just 16 years old, Nancy Reynolds of Venango began cooking in a restaurant in Wray, Colo. and that experience sparked an interest in the food service industry that would follow her for the next 32 years.
In 2004, Reynolds opened the Tin Can Diner in Venango. Being a part of the community and serving families a wide variety menu with a home cooked atmosphere is something she really enjoyed doing. However, in 2013 she was unexpectedly injured and working the diner became somewhat difficult to do.
With the help of her daughter, Bobbi Magee, and granddaughter, Seyna, along with Anita, Valerie and Sophia Perez, Lisa Resor, and Linda Krajewski, the diner is still open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Friday nights from 5-8 p.m., serving a buffet style menu. She is still able to accommodate parties of any size, but Reynolds has decided to branch out and is including a soft serve ice cream trailer to her brand that she has named The Tin Can Swirl & More.
“Ice cream is something everyone loves,” she said, adding that “we’ll be serving ice cream cones, shakes, sundaes and banana splits.” She also plans to have some specialty items like a brownie sundae and apple chips with caramel smoothie.
Reynolds will be at the annual 4th of July celebration at the park this year, serving up her sweet treats on what will likely be a hot, sunny day.
During the Perkins County Fair, Reynolds will offer hard shell tacos, walking tacos, nachos, super nachos, hot dogs and cold cut wraps, as well as the different ice cream options.
Her long term plan is to cater to different events throughout the area, always serving ice cream and creating custom menu options specifically for each event.
“I decided that this is one way I will be able to continue to do what I love doing and helping people in the community,” Reynolds said.
Those with questions can find Reynolds at the Tin Can Diner in Venango or by calling 308-447-5557 or 308-353-0260.