Orange County, CA: New Corn Dog Food Truck Debuts

The Viking Truck's Facebook

By Edwin Goei |

The Viking Truck's Facebook

Pardon my triteness: If I had a nickle for every time I accidentally stumbled upon a new food truck on the road on the day of its debut, I’d have exactly 10-cents. It happened with Sexy Burger a few weeks ago. And on the way to dinner last night, it happened again, when I saw the truck pictured above on the 22 Freeway.  They were either headed to or coming away from Bootlegger’s Brewery, where I found out later they had their first day of service, giving away all their food for free during a test run.

Their Facebook indicates they specialize in “sausages, corn dogs, and Tots, all with a little Viking attitude”, but the corndog their Viking character wields like a weapon suggests that they hope to make their mark with batter-dipped deep-fried wieners on a stick. How does it all relate to their Scandinavian mascot? Beats me. What does a clown have to do with hamburgers?

More intriguing is the corn dog angle. I’ve always wished that Disneyland’s corn dog truck would take it to the streets. If there’s a missing link in the food truck genre (tacos and grilled cheese are covered people!), it’s corn dogs. So please, let it be like Disneyland’s, using the all-beef hot dogs before they changed it, covered ‘neath the gnarled, grotesque sheath of crispy batter that made it as big as a toddler’s arm.

If you were present during the launch last night, please chime in with your thoughts.