SCOTTSBLUFF — Last August the family and owners of Rosita’s restaurant determined to develop their commercial enterprise by way of making an investment in a food truck known as Rosita’s Trokita.
“We’ve been speaking me approximately doing a meals truck for a while,” said Feliciano Lopez. “We wanted to do an up to date version and upload more modern standards of the traditional Rosita’s menu.”
The meals truck lets in them to provide a brand new twist off the menu at the same time as offering a carrier at an inexpensive cost than establishing every other vicinity. With the food truck, they’re capable of a tour around the Panhandle or even visit Colorado for the duration of the weekends.
Rosey Florez-Lerma, co-proprietor of Rosita’s, and owner and supervisor Evan Lerma labored collectively to discover the proper truck.
“Opening an entirely new restaurant is expensive,” Lerma said. “With the meals truck, you may take your commercial enterprise and go to new places.”
Rosita’s Trokita has visited Chadron, Alliance, and Kimball for the duration of the week. They have also traveled to Fort Collins, Colorado.
“(On) Saturday we did marriage in Fort Collins up inside the mountains,” Lerma said. “It became just a way to department out the commercial enterprise and I wanted human beings in Colorado to strive our food.”
Throughout the summer, Rosita’s Trokita can be at Regional West Medical Center because the sanatorium cafeteria is being remodeled.
For Carolyn Chapman, who is in Scottsbluff with a visiting clinic from Cheyenne, Wyoming, having the meals truck within the parking lot is handy.
“It’s simply simpler,” Chapman said. “I’ve visible food vehicles plenty and they’re everywhere. It’s convenient rather than finding an area to move to devour, mainly when you don’t stay right here.” While the circle of relatives has experience opening and working a restaurant, beginning a meals truck has its very own demanding situations.
“The hardest part changed into finding the proper truck that works for you,” he said. “A lot of human beings use an old FedEx van, that is what this is.”
Lerma said he has seen meals vehicles repurposed from UPS vans and Volkswagen vehicles.
As the team of workers prepared for a lunch rush Wednesday, customers loved being able to stroll outside to buy their lunches.
“It’s inside the automobile parking space, so it’s, in reality, handy,” stated Gabby Phillips. “It’s exact as it’s another choice.” Bob Kitts added, “I adore it. You get top variety at an excellent rate.”
The dialogue approximately beginning a food truck began some years ago, however, Lerma decided there was no better time to move for it than now.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for years and I just instructed myself, if we didn’t do it now, then whilst could we?”
Taking the lead on the new assignment, Lerma said it took a couple of months to discover a meals truck and get the outdoors painted the way they desired.
Lopez said the truck become a Mediterranean meals truck with a wrap on it, so it needed to be reprinted.
Similar to the code requirements for establishing a restaurant, Rosita’s Trokita had to be as much as code with hearth suppression structures at the same time as additionally identifying what stove and oven layout worked for them.
Inside the kitchen, Carmen Gurrola and Patty Lorena work together to fill the orders after Lopez takes a consumer’s order. From hand-pressed tacos shells, home made tortilla chips and meat, Lerma said the food is prepared fresh daily.
“Everything is made to order and the whole thing is made with the aid of hand,” he stated.
As food vehicles keep growing in popularity, due to the capability to fulfill the customer in which they may be, customers get their favorite food without leaving the workplace campus.
“I love the idea,” said Mary Aguilar. “We don’t have a great deal time on the clinic, so it’s less complicated than going downtown,” Aguilar stated her favored object on the menu is Panchos.