ROCHESTER, Minn. - Mike Thompson is the co-owner of True Smoke BBQ and this is their first year with a food truck.
“April 1st is when we were thinking about opening and so then we tried it…then we got some storms,” he said.
He said many of his friends that own food trucks are usually open around this time of year too, but the weather is delaying the outdoor eating experience.
“When the weather gets nasty nobody wants to come out,” Mike said.
The cold weather also makes it harder to keep food warm. There’s no way to make up for lost business.
Just wait it out, you know. We kind of were expecting nicer weather but we ended up with mother nature at its finest,” he said.
Despite the cold, Mike and his truck aren’t waiting any longer.
“If it gets really nasty snowing or raining really heavy then we'll shut it down but we're going to try and rough it out,” he said.
Mike said they don’t have a weather threshold of when to open or stay closed, but drivers can see if they’re open if there are two big “BBQ” flags flying around North Broadway Ave and 12th ST NW.