Brian Finks, the chef-driver behind the popular Fired Up Taco Truck, has secured a second rig.
"Initially, we were going to do Fired Up Taco Two, but we decided on Chilled Ice Cream Truck," says Finks.
This ice cream truck will be more than just a roving scoop shop, he promises. "We are focusing on sophisticated desserts," he says. "In order to do that we have to design the interior of the truck like a real functional kitchen. This will allow us to get very creative."
Rather than make the ice cream, Fink says they'll leave that part of the process to local pros. "We want to keep things local, so we are currently sourcing a brand that is local to Cleveland to provide us with hard packed ice cream."
The initial menu will include gourmet scooped ice cream cones, creative sundaes, and convenience desserts like a grab-and-go homemade pie a la mode.
Finks even has his big debut all planned out.
"First, the plan for Chilled is to be at all the downtown food truck events like Walnut Wednesday," he says. "But we will primarily aim for catering and big events."
Be on the look out for Chilled to hit the streets next spring.