WICHITA — Less than six months after opening in the former YB Meats space in west Wichita, Yoder Meats is making plans to open a second store.
The new one also will be in former YB space, this time on the east side at Normandie Center at Central and Woodlawn.
“It was all set up, so it was a good deal for us,” says Alan Waggoner, who owns the business with his wife, Carol.
The two purchased the four-decade-old Yoder Meats in Yoder, Kan., two years ago.
They didn’t intend on expanding into Wichita with retail sites, but Alan Waggoner says he noticed sales slipping at YB Meats — including Yoder products — and told the owner he’d be interested in buying the business if he ever wanted to sell.
They had a deal within a week. That was November. The sale closed in January.