The local food truck industry continues growing, with a mobile food vendor that specializes in sandwiches that launched recently. Meet Coast To Coast Sandwiches, which includes po' boys, philly cheesesteaks and New York-styled pastrami among its mobile food offerings. The truck and its $7 sandwiches launched in November, just in time for the Sacto MoFo 3 festival, and is the brainchild of Robert Ramos and Sean Figueroa.
These two local culinary school graduates first had plans to open a brick-and-mortar sandwich shop, but switched gears so to speak after figuring a mobile food concept would be a better business plan. They still plan to open a stand-alone sandwich shop, and hope to build its brand recognition first through its food truck.
For now, Coast To Coast Sandwiches works off a fixed schedule (Update: this schedule starts next week): Mondays will be at Goodyear tires on 11th and I street, Tuesdays are a trip to Prospect Park in Rancho Cordova, it's downtown near 12th and O streets on Wednesdays, Thursdays will cater to DMV workers on 24th St. near Broadway and Fridays mean a stop at the CalPERS building near 4th and Q streets.
So, can Sacramento support yet another sandwich truck? The competition includes Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen - which will soon add a second truck - and the Wicked 'Wich. Turns out there's a good showing of camaraderie among some local food truck vendors. Andrew Blaskovich of Drewski's even went so far as to take orders at Coast To Coast after placing his own order at the truck.
"He helped us get caught up, took his food and was gone," said Figueroa. "Everyone's been good to us, and Wicked 'Wich told me some of the good spots to go to. We're all working out pretty fine, and there's plenty of money to go around."
For more information: coasttocoastsandwiches.com.
Chris Macias is the Bee's food and wine writer. Follow him on Twitter @chris_macias