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Taco Truck Makes Its Debut in Lakewood

Food truck makes a stop at the Mini Mart on Detroit Avenue.

The Fired Up Taco Truck, for the past several weeks, made its first official appearance on Friday night.

Serving tacos, empanadas and Cuban sandwiches, the food truck set up shop at the on Detroit Avenue.

Co-owners Brian Finks Gavin Rupert kept themselves busy with a long line waiting to get some of the street food.

The pair — both professional chefs, whose resumes include and Lola — bought a retired Cleveland SWAT vehicle and transformed it into a taqueria on four wheels.

More than $30,000 and a couple months later, Finks and Rupert are rolling right along.

Under city ordinance, the food truck is prohibited from operating on public streets, however the truck is allowed to set up shop in private, commercial parking lots.

Loretta Bowlby April 14, 2012 at 02:24 PM
I think this is a great idea and I wish them well!!
Dennis Spirgen April 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Most of these trucks have a Twitter feed or some other way to keep up with where they are going to be. Anyone know how to track the Fired Up guys?
Rick Uldricks April 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Twitter: @fireduptacos
Nastasha Finks April 14, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Look for fired up taco truck on facebook and twitter
eric williams April 18, 2012 at 08:47 PM
monday may 14th is our annual anniversay/food truck party at momocho / we would love to invite "fired up" to participate / if interested plz email eric@momocho.com / congrats!

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