Gov. Sam Brownback is a fan of fried Milky Ways

WICHITA — Why talk business when there’s food on a stick to discuss?

Gov. Sam Brownback was the guest speaker at the Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association’s Evening of Hospitality Monday at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.

He talked about a lot of things, such as the federal government shutdown.

“Hope you’re praying for your country.”

And small business.

“Small business is the engine of growth,” he said to applause.

Not surprisingly, though, his most fun remarks were about food.

“I eat all foods that come my way, so I appreciate everybody here.”

Brownback explained what a dining roller coaster he’s been on the last few weeks.

First there was an obesity summit he attended, followed by the Kansas State Fair.

Though Brownback is partial to Oreos, he said he ate an entire fried Milky Way on a stick – minus the stick – while at the fair.

He suggested it might be something for restaurateurs in the audience to check into.

“I don’t know if some of you want to consider serving that on a regular basis.”