April 27th: Triangle Food Truck News

Each Monday I recap food truck news as it relates to the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill).  Bringing news that impacts food truck owners, fans, or those curious.

It’s a quiet week as far as news goes this week, but the events are really starting to pickup.

Photo from Cousins Maine Lobster Raleigh Facebook Page

Cousins Maine Lobster Raleigh rolling in!

This Saturday Cousins Maine Lobster will have its grand opening at Meet in The Street in the town they have called home for over 20 years.  Wake Forest’s 35th Annual event has lots going on.  For more details and where to download the app, check Wake Forest’s website.  If you haven’t, follow  and Facebook.

Gussy’s Place

Before you jump in your car, relax – Gussy’s has not opened is location.  However, lettering has been put on the restaurant space.  Hopefully this means the opening is around the corner!  The location’s address is 2945-122 S Miami Blvd, Durham.  Stay tuned  for updates.

Captain Ponchos is not open, yet.

I briefly spoke with Carolina Escobar, owner, at Brewgaloo and she mentioned their Chapel Hill restaurant is not open.  There is still work going on, but I’ll get word when things are closer to being finalized.

Other news

Not directly food truck related, but photographer Felicia Perry who organized food trucks to be at Brushstrokes Gallery for First Friday will have an exhibit there tonight.  The focus is on Benjamin Harris, the executive chef at Midtown Grille, for an exhibit called #TheChef’sTable.  She’s pretty talented, so it would be a great Monday evening thing to do.  If you check out the event’s Facebook Page, you’ll see all the activities surrounding it.

I’ll also have a few new food truck profiles this week, as well as, a Weekend Update that will highlight some of the big events (teaser: Out! Raleigh, Meet in The Street, GizmoBrewworks Anniversary, and Downtown Raleigh Food Truck rodeo).

Food Trucks Hiring

Jay’s Italian Ice is looking for part time help.  See their Facebook page for contact information.

With Gussy’s opening up a new restaurant in May, Gus (“Gyro Hero”) is looking for the help, especially with a grill person.  Contact him for more information.

New food truck, Thai Street, is growing in popularity and are looking for some help.  Contact info [at] thaistreetfoodtruck [dot] com

Interested in building food trucks contact Jack of All Trades by George at Tambra [at] jackofalltradesbyGeorge [dot] com

Trucks Giving Back

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I hope you can recall last year when Gussy’s organized a rodeo that was just for the Durham Rescue Mission.  The event was participated by Gussy’s, Stuft, Chick-N-Que, and Not Just Icing, where they provided food to those at the Rescue Mission for free.  Gus wants to do the event again expanding it to more trucks and Rescue Mission locations.  If your food truck is interested, contact Gus at 919-656-7096 or Direct/Private Message .  The event was covered by many media outlets, including a live shot by Anthony Wilson from ABC 11.

Trucks Opening Locations

Recently Opened


KoKyu BBQ opened Na’mean, a sandwich shop, today at 4823 Meadow Dr, Ste. 108 in Durham.  Check out info on our Wheels and Mortar post.

Coming Soon

Captain Ponchos (Southern Village, Chapel Hill), Deli-icious, and Sol Tacos have released they have restaurant locations in the works this year.  Stay tuned on details.

Picture from: Captain Poncho's
Picture from: Captain Poncho’s

Porchetta expected to open mid to late May in the Streets of Southpoint food court in the old Five Guys location.


Big Events Coming

For Rodeos, check out the Rodeo Page.

Beericana presented by 919 Beer


In 2014, the Triangle was introduced to an awesome event with local beer, food trucks, and music.  Thankfully we will see this again September 12th, 2015.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details on the blog.

Outside the Triangle

Lowcountry Vendors and Food Truck Expo

The event is taking place Saturday, May 2nd down in Beaufort, SC.  The event is highlighting the community and they are looking for food trucks to promote the region.  For more details on the event, you can see more at their Facebook Page.

ROAM is coming to Orlando, Florida

Hopefully you caught last week’s special post on the 2014 event.

Circle your calendars now for ROAM 2015 in Orlando. This is the only food truck industry conference that brings owners and industry-specific people together.  I’ll have a special post just on my experience here in San Antonio.  But in short, if you are someone in the food truck business, I think you need to be here.  The dates are November 15 and 16th, which is Sunday and Monday.  Hopefully, those are admin days and only 8 1/2 hours (by car) between the Triangle and Orlando.  I hope we can exponentially expand our representation for this one.

Food Trucks and Restaurants to support (RED) in June 2015

I came back from the ROAM Conference early November 2014 was about the (RED) organization. The (RED) Organization fights AIDS in Africa where 2/3 of those with AIDS are located.  In 2014, the organization had events around the food and beverage industry.  However, they want to make it bigger and get everyone involved.  It would be a nice scene to see food trucks featuring a (RED) menu next June!

For more details on the event, check out details at (RED)‘s website dedicated to the food and beverage industry.

Is your food truck news here?  This post focuses on Triangle food trucks every week. If you got news, let the blog know using the form below.

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