The colder months tends to send food trucks into a state of semi-hibernation, but Skillet mini dynasty owner Josh Henderson says his iconic food truck will be going strong through the winter months. In fact, he expects a second Skillet Street Food truck to be street legal by late November. Both trucks, says Henderson, will be running seven days a week. Oh, and he’s scaling back some of his prices and scouting locations for another brick-and-mortar restaurant.
First reported by Seattlest, the second truck, dubbed ‘Skillet Squared’ is a more traditional food truck rather than an Airstream. The two trucks’ schedules are still being finalized (got a location? get in touch with Henderson), but look for more Eastside appearances. Also, more Friday and Saturday night stops outside area bars, like this last weekend’s appearance outside Capitol Hill’s Stumbling Monk. Henderson says a location near Westlake is also in the works, which would be big news for downtown lunchers.
Henderson’s also bracing for the winter by tweaking the trucks’ fare to offer more items for $8 or $9. Sorry guys, but his signature burger isn’t getting any cheaper. In fact, he says the bacon jam-slathered burger comprises about two-thirds of his sales.
Meanwhile, he’s looking at spaces for a follow-up restaurant to his ever-bustling Skillet Diner, most likely in SoDo or South Lake Union. No details yet, says Henderson, but “you’ll definitely see some additions to Skillet in a brick-and-mortar capacity.”