The food truck culture has been spreading across the state of Texas for some time now, and here in Wichita Falls, it’s not uncommon to spot an out of town food truck, but one man brought a little Louisana flavor to cities across the country to Texoma Wednesday.
Mobile cuisine is more popular than ever and the owner of A & A Seafood Sales is taking advantage of the trend by traveling across the country selling his cajun cuisine.
Anthony Verdin Jr. got his start on a shrimp boat, but on his first day, his boat broke down.
When a friend of his in Wyoming wanted to buy some of his shrimp, he came up with a clever idea.
“I said how about I bring them up there to you and we sell them up there so we started to head up north and four years later, 80 trips later, here we are,” Verdin Jr. said.
Now twice a month, Verdin Jr. hits up about 20 cities each month dishing out crawfish, shrimp, boudin and more.
“We usually do about half of that around 8—10 each time,” Verdin Jr. said. “I get to meet a lot of people all over the United States we bring our fresh Louisiana product and people love to come get at a fresh market.”
Traveling from state to state requires different permits such as here in Texas, a seller must acquire a food handlers card and a special seafood sales administered by the health department, which is something Verdin Jr. takes seriously so he will always be welcome back
“We get the license proper permits to be able to make the trip and then we give it a shot if we do good here then we will be back again,” Verdin Jr. said.
Verdin Jr. will bring his food truck paradise to the next city, but he said he hopes to make Wichita Falls a constant stop on his schedule.