End Restaurant and Mobile Catering
menu features many of the most popular dishes from the Kanab restaurant.
Using huge trailers which carry everything they need-including generators-to
set up a complete restaurants, the catering operation supplies two hot meals
and boxed lunches each day for more than 3,000 people. It's a tough job
with long hours, but it's rewarding. And, Houston quickly points out, "We
couldn't do it without SYSCO. When we're out in the field, they manage to
get us everything we need and often make deliveries once a day."
Several times a year, the Houstons also take to the road, or more correctly, the trail, with Red Rock Ride. As co-owners of this adventure vacation operation, they provide the food for up to 20 guests who "cowboy up" for a seven-day horseback ride through the national parks around Kanab. "All they do is come and enjoy themselves.
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care of everything else-from carrying luggage to setting up tents to serving
fine meals, including a final night dinner complete with linens and silver
on the table and a menu of filet mignon, shrimp and a flaming dessert. It's
a wonderful trip and we have a blast," Houston Says.
Having a blast on the trail, feeding thousands of firefighters and running a full-service restaurant requires a lot of time. And Houston is not sure how long he will want to keep up the pace. But since there's a third generation of Houstons in the business now and a new contract to feed the firefighters is in the works, it looks like Houston's Trails End Restaurant and Mobile Catering will be at home and on the road at least for the foreseeable future.