Falafel Guys to open in Thiensville
Cedarburg resident plans to grow business by expanding from popular food truck

By Gary Achterberg - News Graphic Staff

Sept. 1, 2015

THIENSVILLE — When Cedarburg resident Ron Stroli opens Falafel Guys in Thiensville this fall, it will mean a dream of his will come true.

“I looked at the place before B-1 Burger moved in,” said Stroli. “It’s been a dream of mine to do a restaurant.”

Stroli, who has operated his popular food truck featuring Middle Eastern fare for the last two seasons, said he hopes to open his restaurant at 105 W. Freistadt Road Nov. 1.

Stroli said his food truck is now in its second season of operating from April through the end of October. He can be found in numerous locations around the Milwaukee area, including several evenings and Saturdays in Whitefish Bay, Tuesdays at the Schlitz Park office complex, Thursdays at the Milwaukee Courthouse and Wednesdays at a farmer’s market at Zedler Park in downtown Milwaukee. In addition to those locations, Stroli said he frequently caters private events.

B-1 Burger closed in late July after 4 1/2 years in business in the former Pizza Hut at the intersection of Main Street and Freistadt Road.

“The opportunity was available to me and we jumped on it,” Stroli said. He added that he plans to keep his food truck operating during warm-weather months, even after his Thiensville restaurant opens.

Stroli said he prides himself on using fresh ingredients, including never-frozen chicken. “We make our salads fresh every morning,” he said. “Our food is very fresh … I think it’s going to be a good fit for the area.”

Gary Achterberg can be reached at gachterberg@conleynet.com.