Office job boring you to death? Want to get work outside, where the people are? Well, if you and some friends have $50,000 just sitting around, you can start bidding to be the proud new owners of Bedford Avenue staple the Endless Summer taco truck. Bonus: it still has food service permits!
The owners of the truck said on their eBay listing that they’re both leaving NYC, and it seems that rather than just abandon the truck on the side of the Jackie Robinson, they’d like to sell it to some enterprising young person. If you can somehow get a bank loan, it seems like a pretty sweet deal. Why so expensive? Well, aside from the perhaps dubious claim that this is the truck that “started the vending trend in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (and arguably ignited the worldwide food truck craze),” the truck comes with:
-1 year left on an EXTREMELY difficult permit to obtain; a NYC city-wide mobile vending permit, with option for ongoing 2 year renewals
-A solid workhorse 1981 Ford truck with brand new transmission, generator, refrigerator, differential and suspension.
-An unparalleled parking, cleaning and storage situation located only a mile from vending location
-2 Honda 3000 Watt EU Series Generators (1 brand new and 1 recently serviced)
-All necessary kitchen wares (i.e. knives, food tongs, food processor, etc..)
-A fully functioning top of the line mobile kitchen with 36” flattop griddle, 6 eye stove, 6 eye steam tray, propane water heater, brand new 6’ Leader lowboy fridge, functioning hood and ventilation system, 2 tiered propane shelf for two gas lines etc…
The food permit sounds like the best part of the deal, since they point out that you’ll have a year in which you won’t need to go crawling through the muck of NYC bureaucracy, and can even keep renewing your food license. If you do buy the truck, all we ask is that you keep making tacos at it. As for the proprietors’ plans, they don’t mention anything on the page. Maybe traveling stadium critics?