Tom Morrissey JJ Jeri DeCola Patriotic Elk

Payson Mayor Tom Morrissey at a ribbon cutting for the new Jeri J’s Frybread truck in Payson.

Fans of Jeri and JJ DeCola’s frybread — some drive 100 miles for the treat — will have to forget about the old school bus as the couple has upgraded to a shuttle bus wrapped in a patriotic theme.

Mayor Tom Morrissey helped launch the new frybread truck during the June 8 and 9 softball tournament in Payson.

Not only did the DeColas feed hungry fans, proceeds from the weekend went to support their Patriotic Elk Foundation, which helps veterans.

Event organizer Joshua Lyon had praise for the couple.

“In addition to the great food and the new bus, we really appreciate Jeri and JJ providing four signed Patriotic Elk prints as prizes for each of our team divisions,” said Lyon.

The bus will serve frybread in the parking lot of the Mazatzal Casino Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., weather permitting.

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