Bin 707 Foodbar expands with purchase of new food truck in Grand Junction
Bin 707 Foodbar, a popular downtown Grand Junction restaurant, is expanding — but not in a predictable way. Rather than move into a larger space, it’s becoming mobile with the purchase of a fully functional, turn-key food truck with all the bells and whistles.
According to Josh Niernberg, head chef and owner of Bin 707 Foodbar, the truck began life as a 1999 Freightliner MT35, and it was built by Prestige Food Trucks in Florida. It will allow for versatility and growth of another baby, West Slope Supper Club.
West Slope Supper Club is a joint effort between Bin 707 Foodbar and West Slope Events to draw attention to the Grand Valley’s agri-tourism scene and host pop-up dinner parties with a variety of themes.
“West Slope Supper Club is growing, and we’re getting non-stop wedding and catering requests,” Niernberg noted. “It will also be used for daily prep and as an experimental kitchen for new dishes. We’re pretty close to everything we need to pull up in the middle of a field and do a seated, multi-course dinner.”
That said, Niernberg does not plan to use the investment as a separate business outside of his current operations.
“I am not trying to encroach on any food-truck businesses operating full time in the valley,” he explained.
He may step outside the box with how he uses his new truck however. For instance, Niernberg is toying with the idea of pulling up to the side of the road and giving away food for feedback before serving a new offering at his restaurant. He may also use the truck to serve appetizers to patrons dining outside during the summer months.
“At any event we do, it’s going to make it so much easier,” Niernberg added. “We’ll be able to cook like we’re in our own kitchen, and it lets the restaurant continue to grow.”
Bin 707 Foodbar is located at 225 N. Fifth St. in downtown Grand Junction. It’s open seven days a week, and it’s closed holidays.
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