Photo courtesy of the burger truck
From the owner of Niko’s Greek Taverna in White Plains and The Souvlaki Truck on Central Ave in Yonkers comes a new mobile eatery, The Burger Truck (914.505.0305). George Kringas opened The Souvlaki Truck in 2013, when he says it was the first local Greek cuisine truck and therefore lacked any real competition. In the six years since, the landscape of mobile eateries has changed, with Westchester-based food trucks, specializing in everything from Sloppy Joes to crêpes to hot dogs, offering lunch service, as well as bookings for private parties, events, and catering. In March of this year, Kringas opened The Burger Truck with Anthony Ciracocalls, the sous chef at Niko’s.
Kringas says he opened The Burger Truck (located across the street from Best Buy and Bob’s Discount Furniture shopping center) to have more variety: “I wanted a different avenue to explore different sandwiches that I can’t really do with the The Souvlaki Truck. I wanted to get a little more creative.” The truck will focus on its namesake comfort food, as well as fried chicken, mac ’n’ cheese, and smoked meats, including ribs and wings, and eventually roll out some specialty items, like Cuban sandwiches. All fare is stored and pre-prepped at Niko’s and made to order on the burger truck. Kringas, who hopes to make a food-truck court on Central Avenue, says, “I want people to come back multiple times a week and have different cuisines to choose from.” Just weeks after opening, the brand-new burger truck attracted 30 to 40 customers a day (The Souvlaki Truck sees about 100 daily). With grilling season just around the corner, we expect that number will spike.