Milbourn's Family Restaurant closing Sunday

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 4:13 pm | Updated: 11:57 am, Tue Jun 25, 2013.

Milbourn's Family Restaurant will be closing its doors in Faucett, Mo., on Sunday.

Rick Milbourn opened the family diner in 2008 at Farris Truck Stop. He said the restaurant has had some financial ups and downs throughout the years and was asked by the property owners to leave, terminating his lease. Mr. Milbourn admitted he had gotten behind in his payments to the truck stop's owners.

“I'm trying to make the best of it,” he said. “I don't know what to say. It's just so unexpected and I'm as caught off-guard as anybody.”

There are several employees at the family restaurant, including Mr. Milbourn's daughters and brother.

Mr. Milbourn recently opened a second location, Milbourn Food & Drink Co., 6409 N. Cosby Ave., located just off the 64th Street exit in Kansas City, down the road from Zona Rosa. That restaurant will remain open.

The owners of Farris Truck Stop were not available for comment Friday.

© 2015 St. Joseph News-Press and FOX 26 KNPN. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Welcome to the discussion.


  • southbuchanan posted at 10:11 pm on Fri, Jun 21, 2013.

    southbuchanan Posts: 57

    Count me as one that liked Milbourn's Restaurant, but want nothing to do with the Farris Truck Stop itself. Milbourn's was always clean, the food good and the staff friendly. The rest of the truck stop is filthy with a bunch of rude, nasty, toothless chain smokers working the fuel desk. The store smells like a sewer, too. No thanks...

    Milbourn's can do better than the Farris Truck Stop any day.

  • smith posted at 10:47 pm on Fri, Jun 21, 2013.

    smith Posts: 367

    Stopped there once. Food was horrible. Truck stop was worse. I make it a point to fill up at QT if headed north and in st joe is headed south. Unless I'm going to mid-buch school there is no need to take the cruise control off.

  • Shirlee_K posted at 6:19 am on Sat, Jun 22, 2013.

    Shirlee_K Posts: 892

    I noticed the new place a couple weeks ago. It looks nice and inviting from the outside. Looking forward to trying it.

  • clarke posted at 12:55 am on Sat, May 23, 2015.

    clarke Posts: 161

    It is a sad news for the local foodies as they are going to lose their favorite eatery. The restaurants these days face tough competition and they need to upgrade their menu to stay at the top. Using beautiful menu covers could also help, at!menu-covers/chol they can find amazing menu covers.


Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Clean & On Topic. Comments must be on topic. Nothing obscene, vulgar or lewd.
  • 2 Don't Threaten or Abuse. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. AND PLEASE TURN OFF CAPS LOCK.
  • 3 Be Truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Adhere to our terms of service.
  • 4 Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 5 Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 6 Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Follow us on Facebook

Online poll