MINNEAPOLIS, MN – A new Twin Cities food truck gets its fuel from the fryer.
Anna Peterson’s food truck, A La Plancha, runs on used vegetable oil from the deep fryer. The biodiesel-powered truck started serving its Guatemalan-inspired cuisine at Marquette Avenue and 10th Street during the last week of July.
A La Plancha sells tortas ($7), summer gazpacho ($3.50) and a slow-roasted cubano pork sandwich ($9.50).
Peterson opted for biodiesel to shrink her carbon footprint. She bought the truck for $20,000 from a farmer who had already rigged the diesel engine to run on vegetable oil. The conversion would normally cost up to $7,000.
Peterson uses old blue jeans to filter the used vegetable oil.
Find the entire article by Urmila Ramakrishnan at Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal <here>
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