Waspy’s owners Doris and Lawrence “Waspy” Handlos were the recipients of the first Live Large Award, presented by the Audubon Chamber of Commerce. The chamber’s annual dinner in February celebrated the community’s accomplishments during the previous year. Award Echos New Chamber Slogan The Live Large award corresponds with the newly developed “Live Large” slogan and logo for the Audubon Chamber of Commerce. The logo features Albert, The World’s Largest Bull. The statue is an Audubon landmark. “As the logo has... View Article
Waspy’s Truck Stop will help the Audubon Chamber of Commerce and business community “Celebrate Audubon” at the chamber’s annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 1. Waspy’s, along with Audubon State Bank and Pat Kaiser’s Christiansen Motors are sponsoring two football helmets to be auctioned off at the banquet. Celebrating Iowa’s great football tradition, the two helmets represent Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. The Hawkeye helmet is autographed by Noah Fant, a former Iowa player who now plays tight... View Article
The Handlos family, owners of Waspy’s Truck Stops in Audubon and Templeton, recently pledged $100,000 toward a new cancer treatment center in Carroll, Iowa. The donation was made to St. Anthony Regional Hospital for its planned $16.5 million regional cancer center. Construction started in April 2019, and the new St. Anthony Regional Cancer Center is slated to open in the fall of 2020. The cancer center will include three dedicated physicians, two radiation therapists, a dosimetrist, oncology-certified nurses and a... View Article
Waspy’s Truck Stop’s Templeton location received The Spirit of Excellence Award from the Carroll Area Development Corporation on Nov. 5, 2019. The award recognizes Carroll County businesses that invest resources in projects resulting in a larger property tax base and additional quality jobs in Carroll County. The prestigious honor was presented to the Handlos family, who own and operate Waspy’s. Handlos Family Owns Waspy’s Waspy’s Truck Stop is under the owner and leadership of Lawrence “Waspy” and Doris (Quandt) Handlos.... View Article
Who knows the history of Waspy’s? This week we want to know if you know when Waspy’s opening date was for our Templeton location? What Year Did Waspy’s Open? On our Facebook page this week, we asked people to vote on Waspy’s opening date for our Templeton location. We had 14 votes for 2016 and 50 votes for 2017. The Answer Is… Waspy’s opened our first location in Templeton, IA on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017. Did you guess the right... View Article
The Carroll Daily Times Herald features an article about the Waspy’s Audubon $18 million investment and the meaning behind the Waspy’s name.
Templeton Ribbon Cutting featured in the Carroll Daily Times Herald On March 0f 2017, the Carroll Daily Times Herald featured an article of the grand opening of the Waspy’s Templeton IA location.
Check out this recent article about Waspy’s!
Waspy’s Templeton was nominated as the Best Burger and Best Restaurant in Carroll County. Cast your vote today by visiting www.carrollspaper.com. Voting ends 12/21/2018 at 5:00 pm.
Pictured left to right: Jeff Cranston, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Dennis Kennebeck, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Brady Boell, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Mike Naig, IA Secretary of Agriculture; Doris Handlos, Waspy’s Truck Stop; Lawrence Handlos, Waspy’s Truck Stop; Beth Handlos, Waspy’s Truck Stop; Steve Seidl, Director, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; Jim Gossett, CEO, Raccoon Valley Electric Cooperative; and Rand Fisher, President, IADG. Des Moines, IA – The Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), on behalf of Iowa’s rural... View Article