Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pennypackers Food Truck to Open a Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Somerville

We recently reported about a couple of Boston-area food trucks deciding to open brick-and-mortar restaurants, and now we have learned that yet another truck will soon have a permanent spot as well.

According to a post on its Facebook page, the people behind the Pennypackers Food Truck will be opening a brick-and-mortar eatery in Somerville, with the city's Zoning Board of Appeals approving their plans to open a restaurant in the Magoun Square section of the city. The post indicates that the new spot could be open sometime this summer.

[August 26 update: Eater Boston mentions that the new restaurant from the Pennypackers folks will be at 514C Medford Street, and it could be opening in early to mid-September.]

[September 17 update: It appears that the new brick-and-mortar restaurant from the Pennypackers folks may be close to opening, as a new job post on the Craigslist site indicates that they are now looking for workers there.]

[October 1 update: Eater Boston states that the new Pennypackers restaurant in Somerville will be opening this Saturday (October 5).]

Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Mei Mei are also opening permanent dining spots, with Roxy's being in Allston and Mei Mei's being in the Audubon Circle section of Boston.

Pennypackers, which debuted its truck in the summer of 2011, offers soups, salads, and sandwiches, and the owners now have two trucks--one stationed by the Marine Industrial Park in South Boston, and the other by Boston University. Their website can be found at