Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Vittles food truck shuts down, looks for new ownership

Owner Todd Champion made the announcement over the weekend, citing health concerns and events that have occurred since Hurricane Florence.

Vittles food truck, along with Pepe's Tacos and the Poor Piggie Truck will be serving food for the Memorial Day weekend at city pools. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY VITTLES)
Vittles food truck owner Todd Champion announced that last Saturday was the last day of operations. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY VITTLES)

WILMINGTON — The Port City may lose one of its food trucks if new ownership isn’t found soon.

Over the weekend, owner Todd Champion announced on Facebook his decision to shut down operations on Saturday, citing personal health concerns and “events from the last few months since the hurricane.”

“I regret to announce that today is [Vittle Food Truck’s] last day of operations under my ownership,” Champion said. “We are aggressively speaking with potential new owners but nothing had been sured up as of yet.” 

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In October the food truck was ransacked, the kitchen covered by gasoline and bleach.

“I think they intended to turn this truck into a bomb,” Champion said at the time

Champion thanked the community for its support and promised to return to the food scene in the future.

“Vittles has allowed me and my team to give back and be involved in the community in ways that have made me realize how blessed we are. I will be back when things get better,” Champion said.

Before Champion Vittles was owned by local chef Kirsten Mitchell, who along with her mother recently opened a new French Polynesian restaurant in Carolina Beach.

Mark Darrough can be reached at Mark@localvoicemedia.com

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