Food truck serving Jamaican food in Wallingford Plaza
WALLINGFORD – A new food truck serving Jamaican cuisine is coming to a plaza on Route 5 early next month.
Jerk Fusion, owned by Enjoli Hassan, is scheduled for a smooth opening on April 7. From noon to 4 p.m., the food truck will serve a free lunch to all patrons at Wallingford Commons, which is just across Route 5 from Kohl’s and includes stores like Game X Change and T-Mobile.
Customers can expect dishes like chicken curry, oxtail, and various salads. Hassan said his most popular dish was Rasta pasta, a dish made with peppers, creamy sauce and Caribbean seasonings.
“I wanted a place where I could be parked,” said Hassan, 28. “I don’t really want to function as a food truck, I want to function as a take out restaurant.”
Hassan, a resident of Meriden, started her business by organizing events such as birthdays and family reunions. She saw a food truck in Waterbury and was inspired to do the same.
James Ford, Sales Associate at Game X Change, is eagerly awaiting the food truck.
âI think I can speak for everyone who works here in saying that we are excited,â he said. âWe are happy that there is something new to eat here. ”
Hassan will work with his business partner Glendon Roberts, who attended a cooking school while living in Jamaica and will help Hassan with all of the cooking.
âI love the food truck,â said Hassan. âI will keep the truck but in the future I would like to open a traditional restaurant but with a new concept. I want to continue to develop the brand.
There will also be a few tables for customers to dine outside.
âI am excited because cooking is my passion,â said Hassan. “Every job I have had has been in customer service so I am confident in my ability to operate the truck successfully.”
Jerk Fusion, 1241 S. Broad St., will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
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