Illinois couple’s van dining room goes viral

Kim and Doug White turned their van into a mobile dining experience to support local restaurants.
2:53 | 01/14/21

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Let's meet the Illinois couple who loves dining out so much, they've actually taken their devotion out on the road to support local restaurants in a very unique way. When you get a diagnosis like we have this summer, and you just, you hear about all of the things that are going on, and people dying of covid, you really want to get as much joy out of living as you possibly can. And part of that was our joy of dining out. I was having some pains, and after some testing, found out that I had stage four colon cancer. The good news is, my cancer numbers are falling and I'm healing. We were driving past some of our favorite restaurants and we knew how heard it was going to be for them to survive, and you know, we were feeling a little sorry for ourselves, too. When Doug said -- I kind of wish we had an rv so we could turn it into a mobile dining room. I have a Ford transit that I was not using, and so I was able to go, you know, hey, I can put a carpet in there, and a four-foot table, and some Edison lights that Doug likes, and a red and white checkered table cloth and put that in the back, and we can probably do this. Originally, the process that we had was we just pulled up into a parking lot. And we got our food. Brought it out to the van. And had people, who were walking by the van, and kind of giggling, watching us eat in the van. And we just thought it was a goof. And then when we posted it on social media, it just kind of exploded. When the word got out, a couple of the restaurants said, you know, we want to plate it. For the restaurants, this has been so special for them, because it is also giving them a chance to reconnect with the people who come to eat their food. Nice. One of the things we really enjoy is finding restaurant owners that are passionate about what they're doing. And if they're passionate and it shows in their food, we try and support them as much as we can. Pandemic or no pandemic. I don't think you have to have a van to go out and van dine and support a restaurant and sit in their parking lot and let them see you smiling and enjoying their meal. It's a way for everybody. And I would say bring extra paper towels. Lots of paper towels. Just in case. I think everyone in the studio wants to buy a van now. That looks so fun. We have got to do this. Put a big "Gma3" on the side of that sucker and roll around new York. What a great idea. Up next, when we come back,

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