Saskatoon, CAN: First Mobile Food Truck Rolls into Saskatoon

By François Biber  |  News Talk  650

Disco Dogs sets up on 22nd Street in downtown Saskatoon for the first few days of business on July 23, 2013. Francois Biber/News Talk Radio
Disco Dogs sets up on 22nd Street in downtown Saskatoon for the first few days of business on July 23, 2013. Francois Biber/News Talk Radio

The anticipation for the first food truck to land in Saskatoon is over.

On Monday Disco Dogs sold the inaugural first food truck item in Saskatoon under the city’s new mobile food truck policy, kicking off the summer of street-eats.

On Tuesday, people continued to flood the Disco Dogs truck on 22nd Street between Second and Third Avenues, as patrons lined up to get their hands on a fresh twist to a North American classic.

“We were just bored of the regular hot dog you find on the street I guess,” said Chuck Prongua, co-founder of Disco Dogs. “I wanted to have some elaborate toppings and the traditional hot dog bun will not hold the amount of toppings I would like on a hot dog.”

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That’s why hungry customers will find the specialty hot dog resting on naan bread.

But the true meaning behind Disco Dogs won’t be known until the late night crowd gets a taste.

“We’ll be outside the bars and nightclubs serving the after-hours crowd so we figured it would be a cool theme to go with,” Prongua said. “At night we actually have a disco ball we hook up to the roof with lights and music going.”

Crowd lines up to get a taste of the first mobile food truck in Saskatoon on July 23, 2013. Francois Biber/News Talk Radio
Crowd lines up to get a taste of the first mobile food truck in Saskatoon on July 23, 2013. Francois Biber/News Talk Radio

Prongua said he starting thinking about a mobile food truck business 12 months ago. Since he’s been working on getting the truck ready and hiring staff.

After selling hundreds of hot dogs in the first two days of business, Prongua says he hopes customers get the word out about the latest lunch craze.

Michael Scissons enjoyed the concept so much he ordered two Disco Dogs on Tuesday.

“I had the Richie Rich and then the other one whose name escapes me right now with Jalapenos and peppers. But the Richie Rich has the peppers, bacon, cream cheese on the Naan bread is really good,” Scissons said.

Cody Nickolet with the Saskatoon Blades bites into a Disco Dog at lunch on July 23, 2013. Francois Biber/News Talk Radio
Cody Nickolet with the Saskatoon Blades bites into a Disco Dog at lunch on July 23, 2013. Francois Biber/News Talk Radio

Disco Dogs will be operating during the lunch hour as well as a dinner service between 6 and 9 p.m., then the after-hours crowd on weekends between midnight and 3 a.m.

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