A popular pork-filled food truck plans to make its operation permanent, choosing Charlestown for its first brick-and-mortar. After years of peddling bacon-laden dishes to the good people of Greater Boston, The Bacon Truck will set up shop at 50 Terminal St., where it will have a commissary kitchen and cafe, according to Boston Magazine.
“This year The Bacon Truck is making a big move — we're opening our first brick and mortar storefront in beautiful Charlestown, MA,” the business shared on its social media pages. “We're hoping to launch February 2018, we'll keep you posted as we get closer to opening!”
Co-founders Sam Williams and J.J. Frosk first launched their bacon business in 2013, operating out of a kitchen in South Boston, and have since appeared with their food truck (yes, it’s covered in bacon art) at various outdoor dining spots and businesses around the city. The truck serves several sandwiches — all with bacon — and specials, plus three sides and three sweet bacon treats.
The Bacon Truck’s expansion to Charlestown will afford the team opportunities to expand the menu and eventually add a second truck. The cafe will seat around 20 inside, with additional seats outside in seasonal months, and there will be breakfast and lunch items, along with coffee.
Stay tuned for specifics on the Charlestown opening, which could be as early as next month. In the meantime, look out for The Bacon Truck on the road, or head west to Worcester for another bacon-centric restaurant: The Hangover Pub, which opened in April of 2016, offers dishes made with bacon that’s been smoked and cured in-house by executive chef Michael Arrastia.