5280 Bistro Food Truck Rolls Into Local Neighborhoods
Stephen Fuller, with 5280 Bistro has been making sure Hamilton County residents enjoy great meals delivered straight to their neighborhoods, with the restaurant’s popular food truck.
The 5280 Bistro Food Truck has made several meal options easy for many parents and single people not in the mood to cook another meal at home or go out for dinner, especially when many restaurants are still operating at 50% capacity.
When the coronavirus pandemic forced many restaurants to close or offer curbside pick-up only, the folks at 5280 Bistro got creative with how they could get their food to loyal customers. The food truck has stopped by neighborhoods every week throughout the coronavirus pandemic to offer a safe, and easy, food option for patrons.
Fuller, the food truck’s head chef, says he’s had a lot of help getting the restaurant’s successful food truck moving in the right direction.
“Joseph Hsu is the owner of the truck,” Fuller says. “I, and two others, are financing the product for the truck, as well as managing the scheduling.”
The 5280 Bistro Food Truck has already gained a big following. The food available is a fusion of Asian influence and contemporary American cuisine.
“People can order ahead and then come to the truck to pick up their food at the location that we are parked at,” Fuller says. “Joe offered us the chance to run the truck for him. We are all excited to take this opportunity on. It’s nice to get into the community like we have all been.”
Customers can also come out of their homes to order food as well, if they did not order ahead. The truck has a lot of different menu items, and several health precautions are made to keep everything safe.
“We have mainly just followed the guidelines that the health department has in place now,” Fuller adds. “Things are definitely different during these times. What is unique is that we are all young college students and having this chance to manage a business has been a great experience. We are all friends, and we have fun when we are working, and I think when people come to our truck they are enjoying it as well. It is a little bit of normal for us all.”
Fuller has also enjoyed making the food and seeing customers.
“We have gotten positive responses from different neighborhoods,” he says. “People have enjoyed our food and have asked us to come to their neighborhood again.”
The 5280 Food Truck goes to many neighborhoods in the Hamilton County area including the Woodberry, Wood Hollow, and Brooks Chase neighborhoods. The truck has been all around Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville and Indianapolis-area neighborhoods.
Fuller, who is also the concessions supervisor at Conner Prairie, noted that he has made the most out his positive experience with the food truck.
“This opportunity was given to us from 5280 Bistro Owner Joe Hsu,” Fuller says. “He was hired as an executive chef at The Hotel Carmichael in Carmel and asked if we would like to use the truck, to allow us college kids to make some money during this crazy time.”
Fuller adds that Hamilton County residents have been very supportive throughout the stay-at-home order.
“People have really wanted us to come out to their neighborhoods because they know the truck due to us being at the farmers markets and Ruoff Music Center,” Fuller says. “The number one customer favorite is our Tachos.”
Fuller and his food truck co-workers have been impressed with how people have been kind during the pandemic.
“Fishers and Hamilton County is where we grew up, and it is our home,” Fuller says. “The people here have been very supportive.”
Be sure to visit the 5280 Bistro Facebook page to see where the food truck will be next. To order food, go to 5280-bistro.square.site. For more information, call (240) 529-5891 or visit 5280bistro.com.