By JoVona Taylor | RedEye Chicago
Giordano’s has officially joined the food truck frenzy.
Known for its deep-dish pizza (and spokesman Derrick Rose of the Bulls), Giordano’s announced it will be previewing its first-ever food truck by Memorial Day weekend.
The 28-foot-long, 12.5-foot-wide truck will be equipped with state-of-the-art conventional ovens and refrigerators, which hold up to 400 pizzas, according to Jessica Wenson, Giordano’s manager of media and community affairs.
Although the menu will be simplified, offering only personal-size stuffed pizzas in four options–cheese, pepperoni, sausage and spinach–along with salad and soft drinks, Wenson said the Giordano’s taste will not be compromised.
“Customers can expect the same quality of food as from the Giordano’s restaurant,” she said. “That is why we took so long developing the truck because we wanted the equipment and food to be comparable to our restaurants.”
Giordano’s food truck took a year to complete and was built by food truck manufacturer, Custom Concessions.
Spotting the food truck should not be hard for true Giordano’s lovers, as a huge air vent above its oven will release the pizza fumes into the air. Also, the truck’s exterior displays pictures of the famous deep-dish pizza.
The truck is set to run 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. It will target events around Chicago along with specific locations approved by the Chicago Park District. Wenson said the food truck also will target neighborhoods with few or no Giordano’s restaurants in the area, such as Wicker Park and the South Loop.
Chicagoans can track the food truck’s location on the Giordano’s twitter page.