Meister is one of the food truck and mobile food
businesses that will be at the first WaterStone Bank
Food Truck Rally and Car Show in Pewaukee on Sept. 8.
Photo courtesy of Truck
PEWAUKEE — Food trucks and mobile food businesses have
been popping up more and more lately. Soon this craze
will be rolling into Pewaukee for the first time. Food
trucks will be parking at Koepp Park at the first
WaterStone Bank Food Truck Rally and Car Show on Sept. 8
from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Positively Pewaukee Executive Director Elaine Kroening
said there is an ordinance that doesn’t allow food
trucks within the village. Positively Pewaukee had to
get permission and the food trucks had to get food
permits for the day.
“This is an unusual thing so that’s why we’re kind of
excited about it, that this isn’t the normal
occurrence,” Kroening said.
Truck Meister, Dan-O’s Donuts, Taqueria La Guacamaya,
BJC Asian Cuisine & Food Truck and Belfre Mobile Kitchen
will be serving at the event.
Dan-O’s Donuts is in its second season of serving hot
and fresh doughnuts as a mobile food business. The main
place it travels to is the Waukesha Farmers Market.
Owner Dan McNeely believes doughnuts are beneficial to
think doughnuts put everyone in a great mood and I like
to see people’s good moods when they enjoy my
doughnuts,” McNeely said.
makes the doughnuts unique is that customers can watch
their soon-to-be treats being made. The machine can make
about 1,200 doughnuts in an hour.
lot of people enjoy my business because it’s a show as
much as it is a great product,” McNeely said.
Among the specialties to be served are s’more doughnuts,
Butterfinger doughnuts and lemon lavender doughnuts.
Enjoy watching your doughnuts being made at Dan-O’s
Donuts mobile food business at the first WaterStone Bank
Food Truck Rally and Car Show in Pewaukee
Photos courtesy of Dan-O’s
Creative and convenient
McNeely, this business is a creative outlet for him
outside his full-time job. He has seen an increase in
popularity with food trucks and mobile food businesses.
think it’s a great way to bring communities together
because people like interesting food and more often than
not, these mobile food businesses are able to provide
types of food that most restaurants don’t serve,”
“It’s convenient, especially in a corporate setting
where I come right to your door,” said Patrick Cullen,
owner and head chef of Truck Meister, about why food
trucks have become more popular. “They don’t leave their
office to go get lunch anymore.”
Truck Meister has been selling burgers in various
locations around Milwaukee and Waukesha for five years.
The business also travels around the state to special
events. It is on the streets around 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
for lunch in front of places such as the Milwaukee
County Courthouse and a US Bank Center and Chase Bank
Tower in Milwaukee.
burgers are made to order with gourmet ingredients,”
Cullen is quoted saying on the Truck Meister website.
“We don’t skimp on quality and we don’t fuss over the
wrong things. This is how burgers should taste. Stop by
and grab one of our awesome menu items! We’re positive
that you’ll be more than pleased.”
Cullen decided to bring his food truck to the event
because he lives in Pewaukee and this is his first
chance to sell his food in the area.
Kroening said the event’s purpose is to shine light on
Koepp Park, a parking lot on 210 Oakton Ave. that many
people don’t know about.
“We’re really excited about it,” Kroening said. “We’re
getting a very good response from it so far and looking
forward to it.”
addition to the food on the go, people can bring their
classic cars to show them off to others. No registration
is needed and spots will be filled on a first-come basis
starting at 3:30 p.m. People should park their cars on
the Elm Street entrance off Oakton Avenue.
bar will be set up for the adults and the Pewaukee Area
Arts Council will be helping with some activities for
kids. Positively Pewaukee is also inviting people to
come early and shop at the downtown merchants sidewalk
sale. Some participating merchants include Silly Willyz,
Harvest Home, The Great Room, and VeloCity Cycle.