DURHAM NC – There’s nothing worse for a food truck than losing two employees right before a big event during the busy season.
Except for the propane line to the truck’s cooking equipment being damaged. And two of the truck’s wheels falling off.
American Meltdown, a popular Durham-based food truck that serves grilled cheese sandwiches, had a major meltdown last week, but managed to reopen Saturday night and make it to Sunday’s Raleigh food truck rodeo.
American Meltdown, which first hit the road in 2012, specializes in the quintessential comfort food between two slices of bread: grilled cheese sandwiches.
It is a perennial favorite at food truck rodeos. American Meltdown has so many fans that owners Paul and Alycia Inserra opened a brick-and-mortar location in 2015 in the food court at Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham.
Paul Inserra posted to the American Meltdown Facebook page on Monday to tell the tale of the truck’s latest misfortune.
“By Thursday, we had already had two strong employees aboard the food truck hand in their two weeks’ notice (at the same time), one of which is in a lead position in the middle of food truck busy season,” Inserra wrote.
Moments later, Inserra got a call from his second truck captain letting him know “the wheels on the truck fell off while driving on Capital Boulevard in Raleigh.
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