Waffles Galore! New food truck ‘Tuck and Roll’ slides into Rockland’s Buoy Park

Thu, 05/12/2022 - 10:30am

    ROCKLAND—People craving an affordable breakfast and lunch option while walking around Rockland’s harbor this summer have a new place to go. A third food truck in Rockland’s Buoy Park is set to open soon. Husband-and-wife team Brian Toothaker and Lorraine Ritzi, along with business partner Tucker Murch, have turned a play on Tucker’s name into a mobile food business called Tuck and Roll.

    Pretty much everything on the menu features waffles.

    “We’re serving breakfast and lunch with a waffle twist,” said Toothaker.

    For breakfast, the couple offers chicken and waffles, avocado toast on a waffle, and waffle bowls filled with various ingredients. The one non-waffle item is the “Un-burrito-ble,” a traditional breakfast burrito.

    “That comes in a regular tortilla, but we press it in the waffle maker, so it still had waffle imprints,” said Ritzi.

    For lunch, the options include fried chicken thighs in waffle sandwiches and on nachos. While the menu also offers french fries, Toothaker said supply chain issues may make them hard to come by at first. Then, there’s always waffle fries.

    “Everything on our menu can be gluten-free,” said Ritzi, who added, “Our son has celiac disease, so we wanted to make sure he, and anyone else, could have everything on the menu.”

    They purchased the 24-foot vending trailer originally owned by Waterman’s Beach Brewery and customized it to contain ovens, a fryolator, a freezer, refrigerators, a coffee station, and of course, a waffle maker.

    The couple has made sure that the food truck has a separate waffle maker and fryolator for the gluten-free batter, so there is no cross-contamination.

    Tuck and Roll will offer fresh-roasted coffee, latte, and espresso from MD Coffee in Harpswell. “We’ll have iced coffees and iced lattes,” said Toothaker.

    One original concept they’re also offering is flavored Red Bull energy drinks with more than 30 different flavors for an “afternoon pick-me-up.”

    With tourism expected to have another banner year in the Midcoast and the Maine Lobster Festival back on, along with a new Reggae Fest scheduled in Buoy Park this summer, the food trucks will be busy.

    “With the foot traffic down here at its peak in the mornings and afternoons, we decided to offer people some refreshments while they’re walking around,” said Toothaker. 

    Tuck and Roll is set to open sometime before Memorial Day. The food truck’s hours are tentatively scheduled between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Visit their Facebook page for more information and their grand opening.

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com