WALLINGFORD — A Wallingford meals truck is promoting sizzling soups to go in the course of the month of December after the proprietor’s banquet facility closed earlier this yr.
To proceed to generate enterprise, proprietor Jim Zandri opened a meals truck earlier this week with the assistance of Phil Mazzone. Sizzling, steaming soups are made on a regular basis together with corned beef and cabbage, hearty turkey and cream of broccoli.
“I had some soup that we make right here and I needed to strive promoting sizzling soups to go on Route 5 in entrance of our constructing,” Zandri stated. “We’ve arrange and we’re going to do it for a minimum of December. We’re hoping it’ll catch on.”
Zandri’s Meals Truck is now parked in entrance of the previous Zandri’s Stillwood Inn. The banquet facility was open for 40 years earlier than closing earlier this yr and have become Zandri’s Stillwood Storage.
“The climate is popping chilly and we thought it will be a pleasant lunch hour kind merchandise, Zandri stated. “Some folks like a lightweight lunch.”
Exterior of the meals truck, Zandri additionally has a catering service for main firms that aren’t getting a whole lot of enterprise. Zandri is hoping that in the course of the spring, enterprise will decide up.
“It’s usually a busy season for holidays and occasions,” he stated. “We’ve got a couple of this month however most likely about 80 % of them will not be having them.”
John and Darlene Otto of Guilford are each from Wallingford and have recognized Zandri for years. The couple visited the truck Wednesday early afternoon.
“It was great,” John Otto stated about his corned beef and cabbage soup. “Particularly because it’s so chilly out now.”
Zandri is hoping by the tip of December the truck can have sufficient of a following to proceed enterprise. Since starting on Monday, Dec. 7, he has seen a gradual however gradual enhance.
“Hopefully on a regular basis it’s going to develop,” he stated.
Isabelle Jacquinto additionally visited the meals truck Wednesday afternoon for the primary time after studying about it on-line. She tried the meat barley soup.
“I prefer to assist native companies, particularly now,” she stated.
Zandri is hoping to have the truck out there for personal occasions and in addition particular occasions in the neighborhood. The truck is generic sufficient in order that he can create a variety of menu.
The Zandri’s Meals Truck is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Name 203-269-6695 for catering wants or to inquire concerning the meals truck.