The latest food truck to enter the brick-and-mortar realm is Charlie’s Buns N’ Stuff. Veronica Weaver says she is bringing her burgerific concept to 5214 Delridge Way in West Seattle. Planning for the build-out will begin next week, so Weaver estimates the opening will occur in early summer.
The Seattle native says the menu will follow that of the truck but focus more on burgers and cheesesteak sandwiches—apparently customers can’t get enough of the latter. A few kid-friendly items may be added to accommodate the family-heavy neighborhood. The space, a former vacuum repair shop, will seat 25 patrons. Weaver, who ran a hot dog cart before launching Charlie’s, has no plans to retire her roving operation.
Charlie’s joins an esteemed crop of trucks that have made the leap from mobile to mortar—and with resounding success. Skillet and Marination Mobile both opened restaurants in 2011, and Maximus Minimus owner Kurt Dammeier has talked of doing the same. It seems we have a trend on our hands.