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Meals truck serving Jamaican meals coming to Wallingford plaza

WALLINGFORD — A brand new meals truck serving Jamaican delicacies is coming to a Route 5 plaza early subsequent month. 

Jerk Fusion, owned by Enjoli Hassan, plans a tender opening April 7. From midday to 4 p.m. the meals truck can be serving free lunch to all prospects in Wallingford Commons plaza, which is immediately throughout Route 5 from Kohl’s and consists of shops like Recreation X Change and T-Cellular. 

Clients can count on dishes like curry hen, oxtail and varied salads. Hassan mentioned her hottest dish has been Rasta pasta, a dish made with peppers, creamy sauce and Caribbean seasonings. 

“I wished someplace I may be stationed,” the 28-year-old Hassan mentioned. “I don’t actually wish to perform as a meals truck, I wish to perform as a take out restaurant.” 

Hassan, a Meriden resident, started her enterprise by catering occasions like birthday events and household gatherings. She noticed a meals truck in Waterbury and was impressed to do the identical. 

James Ford, a gross sales affiliate with Recreation X Change, is trying ahead to the meals truck. 

“I believe I can communicate for everybody that works right here by saying we’re hyped,” he mentioned. “We’re glad there can be one thing new for us to eat round right here.”  

Hassan can be working with enterprise accomplice Glendon Roberts, who attended culinary faculty whereas residing in Jamaica and can assist Hassan with the entire cooking. 

“I like the meals truck,” Hassan mentioned. “I’ll preserve the truck however sooner or later, I wish to open a conventional restaurant however with a brand new idea. I wish to preserve increasing the model.” 

There may also be a few tables out for purchasers to dine outdoors. 

“I’m excited as a result of cooking is my ardour,” Hassan mentioned. “Each job I’ve had was in customer support so I’m assured in my skills to run the truck efficiently.” 

Jerk Fusion, 1241 S. Broad St., can be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. 

fwilliams@record-journal.com203-317-2373Twitter: @faith_williams2

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