Jennifer and Brad Vieux have been out of business since their Park n pork BBQ food truck was destroyed by fire late last month.
Now, the couple and their supporters have launched a couple of fund-raising efforts to get the truck back on the road.
One is an event scheduled for 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Joe’s Oldtown Bar & Grill, 222 N. Washington. Admission is $10, and the evening will include food and drink specials plus music from the Outlaws. All money raised will go to the rebuilding fund.
Also, at the urging of several friends and fellow food truckers, the Vieuxs have launched a Go Fund Me account that so far has raised $830. Those who want to help can go to the website and donate money to the cause.
The couple is hoping to settle with the insurance company soon. Their policy will replace the truck itself and the cooking equipment, but they’re out the cost food, supplies, a cash register, an iPad, pots, pans and coolers that were lost in the fire, which happened when Jennifer was driving to the October Food Trucks at the Fountain event.
She was on McLean near Exploration Place when she smelled smoke pulled over. The truck was quickly engulfed in flames, and fire officials determined that the fire had started in the engine and spread.
The Vieuxs opened their food truck in April and had been active members of the local food truck scene.