Ish ní Chips bounces back with mobile food truck
After popular uptown restaurant Ish n’ Chips retained severe damage due to a fire on Aug.23, owners are bouncing back with an exciting new business venture – a mobile food truck. Kamil Mytnik of Ish n’ Chips asserts that rebuilding the shop will be postponed for at least a year due to the fire department’s investigation, as well as a time consuming insurance process.
In light of this, Ish n’ Chips owners have already purchased the food truck and are in the process of fitting it with a kitchen able to make the same award-winning food the KW residents love. With newfound mobility comes newfound opportunity.
“We will also be able to look into catering since the truck will have a fully functional kitchen,” Mynik said.
During the day the truck will try out different locations around the universities and the RIM buildings for lunch. The truck will also be utilizing the Food Network application Eat St., a GPS tracking device that will let people know where the truck is at anytime. For those without the application, Ish n’ Chips will be posting location updates on their Facebook and Twitter pages.
As for the Uptown Waterloo crowd, Mytnik assures us they will be doing everything they can to operate on King Street at night and will hopefully be able to set up directly outside of the original shop.
Although the City of Waterloo prohibits the operation of food trucks on King Street during the day, Ish n’ Chips is seeking permission to operate the truck on Thursday through Saturday night, therefore allowing them to continue catering to the late-night, weekend crowds.
While these objectives are still in their preliminary stage, Ish n’ Chips will keep their website, Facebook and Twitter updated on their progress in the matter and thank the community for all of their support.
The winner of seven awards in the last year, Ish n’ Chips is back in action and with the help and support of fellow restaurateurs and the community, the new and exciting food truck will be roaming the streets of Waterloo in less than four weeks.