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Saskatoon's first food truck hits the streets
Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013 5:04PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:23AM CST
Saskatoon summers are short, and lunch breaks outdoors are a popular pastime. As of this week, getting good eats on the streets just got easier.
The Disco Dog food truck opened its doors this week to lineups of customers who were not only curious, but hungry.
“It’s going great, we’re super busy,” said Chuck Prongue, co-founder of Disco Dogs Gourmet Food Truck.
The restaurant on wheels specializes in gourmet hotdogs, and toppings range from pesto and artichokes to bacon and even peanut butter.
The grand opening was popular, but it led to growing pains as staff adjusted to big lines and long wait times. “We’re trying to keep up with the huge crowds, but we’re doing out best and everyone seems happy,” Prongue said.
The wait was worth it for several people in line at the truck. “It’s new and interesting and it’s great to get outside, even if it’s just to wait,” Matt Horning, one of the truck’s first customers this week, said.
It won’t just be fast food served up on Saskatoon’s streets. Dan Walker operates Weczeria Food and Wine, an upscale restaurant on Broadway Avenue. He’s getting ready to open Joy Ride, a food truck he’s hoping will be on the streets next week.
Walker said the food at the truck will be a departure from what’s available at his restaurant. “We’re going to do global street and comfort food, with our twist on it,” he said.
“We’re going to do a trout taco. We get a lot of requests for fish so we’re going to do local steel head trout,” he said, giving away only a small taste of what will be on the menu.
It isn’t known how many food trucks will be gracing Saskatoon’s streets by the end of the summer. The city said it's had interest from people looking to open up shop, but no other formal applications have been made.