A franchised operation called Krab Kingz Seafood has joined the gathering of food trucks at Franklin Avenue and University Parks Drive.
Owner Wanda Watkins, of Killeen, said the sale of jumbo shrimp and snow crab prepared Cajun-style has been brisk since she arrived.
Krab Kingz offers a Krab & Shrimp Tray for $14, a Krab Tray for $12 and a Shrimp Tray for $10, along with sides including sausage, corn, boiled eggs and potatoes, according to the company website.
The truck in Waco operates from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Watkins said. The franchise also operates in Killeen, Austin, Fort Worth and Houston.
Watkins said she chose to place her Krab Kingz location in Waco because of good things she has heard about the local market and the success of food trucks at Franklin Avenue and University Parks Drive and at Magnolia Market at the Silos, Sixth Street and Webster Avenue.
In other dining news, a new restaurant called Eagles’ Landing Restaurant & Grill is poised to open in Bruceville-Eddy, south of Waco.
Proprietor Peggy Margaret Weaver said in an email that she and her colleagues have transformed a building that previously housed a wrecker service into “something warm, inviting and wonderful,” which features artifacts and photos reflecting the history of the community.
She said Eagles’ Landing will serve grilled steaks, chicken-fried steak, gourmet pizza, hamburgers “and many other mouth-watering treats.”
A soft opening is scheduled Sept. 27 with a grand opening to follow Sept. 30. The restaurant is at 111 W. Third St. in Eddy.
Call center jobs, raises
The C3/CustomerContactChannels call center in McGregor has announced it continues to hire and has implemented a pay increase.
“The hourly rate for several agent positions will increase from $10 per hour to $12 per hour. Both existing and new employees will be affected. … We will also be offering employee incentive opportunities to potentially increase some wages up to $14 an hour,” site director Suzette Mansfield said in a press release.
In June, C3 announced it would hire 1,200 agents and supervisors to support new clients in the health-care industry. The company still has about 350 positions available.
In addition to Texas, C3 operates contact centers in Nevada, Idaho, Arizona, Utah and Oklahoma in the United States, and in the Philippines, Bulgaria, Guatemala and China outside the United States, according to its press release.
Integ buys Bryan printing firm
Waco-based Integ, which specializes in creative design, printing and mailing services, has bought The Insite Group, a printing company based in Bryan, according to an Integ press release.
“This acquisition allows us to offer a wider range of capabilities and offerings in technology, services and strategies to the Central Texas, Brazos Valley and Houston metropolitan area as well as solidifying our position as a leader in the print industry,” Integ CEO David Anderton wrote in the press release.
He said Integ now employs more than 150 people.
The JCPenney store in Richland Mall is hosting a college “Suit Up” event designed to help Baylor University students “dress for success and jump-start their careers,” according to a press release from the store.
The private event will take place after the store closes Sunday to accommodate Baylor University students looking for advice on what to wear for job interviews, according to the press release.
“Faculty, staff and alumni from Baylor University, along with members of the JCPenney team, will offer insights into the latest career fashion trends, how a suit should fit, what size to buy, how to tie a tie and more,” according to the press release.
Students will get a 40 percent discount on clothes during the event with a valid ID.