WILMINGTON—After working on the project for months, Bill’s Front Porch is ready to take its menu on the road with a new food truck.
Owner Brookes Musser said her family has been looking forward to hitting the streets since purchasing the food truck last year. They’re ready to do just that, starting in May.
“We bought the truck last fall and we’re finally where we want to be – we worked with a lot of great companies getting it the way we want it. It was on the back burner for a while, while we worked at running the restaurant and expanding our brewing – but now we’re ready,” Musser said.
With limited space on board the truck, the food selection will be more narrowed down, but the actual menu will be up to the venues that host the Bill’s Front Porch truck, Musser said.
“So our Chef Joel (Marinucci), his whole menu will be available for people to choose from,” Musser said. “If they want fried chicken, we’ll do chicken and waffles, fried chicken plates, our friend chicken sandwich…but they could select what they want from the whole list, burgers, mac’n’cheese, tater tot skillets.”
Musser said the Bill’s Front Porch is hoping to do a lot of lunch business, since the brick and mortar restaurant is closed until dinner from Monday to Friday.
“We do want to do lunches, and we’re hoping to be out there seven days a week,” Musser said.
So far, Bill’s Front Porch is set to have the food truck appear every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near Broomtail Craft Brewery; the truck will set up at the Advance Auto Parts in Dutch Square, located at 6503 Windmill Way off of Market Street in Wilmington.
“We’re also planning on doing Waterline (Brewing Company) three to four times a week,” Musser said. “We’ve also been contacted by a bunch of homeowner associations, wanting to have us come to their events when they hold them.”
The Bill’s Front Porch truck won’t serve beer – yet.
Musser said the truck is equipped with a draft box and, if state legislation changes, Bill’s Front Porch will already be equipped to take its beer on the road as well.
“We’ve had a few talks with the ABC people but, until then, it’s just keeping the sodas cold,” Musser said. “But if the legislation changes, we’re ready.”
On the map: Catch the Bill’s Front Porch at Advanced Automotive in Dutch Square.
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