Food Truck Highlight of the Week: Gandolfo’s NY Deli
Original franchisee/operator Randy Wolken brought a mobile Gandolfo’s to Dallas in May 2011 under then franchise system creator/consulter Dain Pool. Wolken was so excited that he was sending pictures along his route as he drove his newly refurbished food truck from Miami to Dallas. As he started working the routes, I dubbed him “the hardest working food truck operator” in Dallas. A half-year later, The Butcher’s Son (owned by Two Trucks LLC) rolled into town. A few months later, after competing against each other, Two Trucks acquired Gandolfo’s Dallas and moved the brands under the one umbrella company. Gandolfo’s NY Deli now has two food trucks running in Dallas, having rolled the second in September 2012. Typically, you can find Gandolfo’s #1 in Klyde Warren Park, and Gandolfo’s #2 making various stops around Dallas.
I caught up with current Two Trucks LLC partner Dain Pool about current events at Gandolfo’s. The Gandolfo’s at KWP will continue with the current menu, which he calls an American vision of a NY Deli. However, the non-KWP Gandolfo’s #2 will roll out a more genuine NY Deli menu in 2 weeks. If you’re a first-timer to Gandolfo’s, choose the Pastrami on Rye, Rockefeller Reuben, or Knuckle Sandwich.
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