BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — If you happen to’re searching for one thing new to do this weekend or simply bored with cooking at dwelling, the nook of Calloway Drive and Rosedale Freeway in Bakersfield could have one thing for you.

In Bakersfield, meals vehicles on the town’s many avenue corners convey good meals and a way of togetherness to the neighborhood. A former used automotive lot on the west facet of city is being changed into a meals truck buffet.

From tamales to seafood and fries, these meals vehicles are made to convey the neighborhood collectively. Fabian Alez Ruiz, proprietor of the So Cal Tamal meals truck, arrange store on the lot in October and now leases the house to different meals vehicles. Based on Ruiz, enterprise is booming.

“Rosedale generally is excellent for meals, so we thought Rosedale and Calloway have been most likely a number of the greatest corners in Kern County, so after we bought the chance, we jumped on it,” Ruiz stated.

What was once an empty lot has now been remodeled right into a busy outside meals court docket and neighborhood hangout. Clients who spoke to 23ABC stated they noticed the vehicles arrange as they drove by and determined to return in and check out the meals.

Ruiz began small with simply his one meals truck, however as he expanded his choices, he additionally noticed a rise in clients.

“We have been the one ones right here. We have been the one meals truck right here on the time and enterprise was already actually good, and now we have picked different choices, enterprise has gotten higher,” Ruiz stated.

Las Islas Mariscos truck supervisor Carlos Medrano has been renting from Ruiz for about three months. Medrano says he is grateful to be there and appreciates the variety they convey to the neighborhood.

“We share one another’s meals. There’s one household that wishes to attempt seafood, there’s one other household that wishes to attempt tacos, teppanyaki meals, and even fried potatoes, so it helps even different communities to tug it collectively and assist one another. you realize, in a single place,” Medrano stated.

Ruiz’s level {of professional} pleasure is the truth that two of the vehicles on his lot are operated by Military veterans. Ruiz says it is his approach of honoring his sons, but additionally a approach to join with different vets in Kern County.

“I am fairly pleased with my guys for what they’ve achieved for the nation, and other people right here appear to love it, and Kern County has a variety of veterans right here which are pleased that veterans are literally enterprise house owners, too.” , he stated. Ruiz:

The lot presently hosts 4 meals vehicles, however inside the subsequent month they plan to herald a burger truck, wings truck, and occasional truck.

The lot accommodates sufficient seating for even massive teams, one thing Ruiz may be very pleased with and says he is very happy with the purchasers he continues to see. Though. A lot of the meals is Hispanic, Ruiz says, so there’s one thing for everybody right here.

“All races, we get them right here. They’re all pleased. Every of them has one thing to supply.”

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