Ollie’s, mobile food truck to open in Waldoboro April 22

Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:00am

WALDOBORO—A new mobile food truck is set to open in Waldoboro this spring. Opposite Moody’s Diner at the corner of Rt. 1 and Washington Road, Ollie’s, a bright red mobile kitchen, is set to open April 22.

Owners Vickey and Ralph Jones, who formerly owned Ollie’s Place, a small grocery store and restaurant in Jefferson, had to put the business on hold in 2015 to care for Ralph’s ailing mother. After taking a couple of years after that to travel, the couple decided to move to Waldoboro and open the mobile food truck in the parking lot of where they live.

“A lot of our former customers kept asking us, when are you going to open again?” said Vickey. ‘We looked for another place in Jefferson, but couldn’t find a physical location. The house where we rent is already commercial, so we asked our landlady if we could put a food truck in the parking lot and she said it was okay. It’s just 20 feet to work; it’s perfect.”

The mobile food truck was previously a strawberry shortcake trailer that used to operate at the Windsor Fair. The couple renovated the outside and revamped their old menu at Ollie’s Place. Once again, Ollie’s—named after their border collie—will be back in business.

The menu, prepared from scratch inside the mobile kitchen, will include subs, wraps, burgers, Reuben sandwiches with Morse’s sauerkraut, lobster and crabmeat rolls, pan-fried haddock sandwiches and quesadillas. They will also carry Gifford’s ice cream.

“On the property is a greenhouse, which is all cleared out,” said Vickey. “We put six picnic tables inside, so people can sit down and get out of the weather if it’s a rainy day. It will be filled with beautiful hanging plants and the sides will be rolled up so people can enjoy the outdoors. we’ll also have some outside seating also.”

Their hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com