Tacoma, WA: Tacoma’s newest food truck will serve burgers downtown

By Sue Ridd  |  The News Tribune

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The Lincoln neighborhood restaurant with the distinctive orange sign is transforming its 20th-century burger menu into a trendy 21st-century operation on wheels.

Jubilee Burgers is opening a food truck.

Owner Mitchell Shook expects to debut his Jubilee Burgers food truck at 11 a.m. Thursday in downtown Tacoma near the main library on Tacoma Avenue South.

He described a simple menu of a cheeseburger, hamburger, crinkle-cut fries and canned sodas. He’ll keep prices close to those at the restaurant, which are $2.75-$3.25 for hamburgers and cheeseburgers and $2 for an order of fries.

Weather and foot traffic will determine where he serves next, but he intends to rotate the truck through all five of the city’s curbside food truck sites located in public spaces.

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“Facebook is how we’ll communicate to our followers where we’ll be serving,” said Shook,who purchased Jubilee Burgers in May from Jason Maggard, who had operated the burger


Restaurant: 858 S. 38th St., Tacoma; 253-548-8600.

Truck: Serving in and around downtown Tacoma. Check facebook.com/jubileeburger for the schedule.