The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

Business

May 2, 2013

‘Mothership Truck’ is ready to deliver the goods locally

SHENANGO VALLEY — The food truck craze has parked itself in the Shenango Valley.

Sharon native Bruce Herster has opened “The Mothership Truck” — a delivery truck painted with a Ms. Cheesy caricature of a voluptuous woman lounging on cubes of cheese that’s been parked in the lot in the parking lot on East State Street south of Case Avenue.

Herster’s trying to cater to the Sharon lunch trade and has been open in earnest since spring sprug a couple weeks ago.

“It’s picking up,” he said of business.

Herster’s a 1992 Sharon High graduate who attended the Pittsburgh International Culinary Academy.

He started outfitting the truck last fall and is hoping to make a business of it now that the weather’s warmer.

He recently received permits for Hermitage, so he plans to serve lunch there as well.

The food is fresh and prepared on-site.

The menu’s different each day and it and the location will be posted on Herster’s Facebook page, “The Mothership Truck” which had 233 “likes” as of Wednesday evening.

The menu ranges from burgers and fries to “Pittsburgh-style” roast beef sandwiches that Herster boasts “are legit,” he said.

“The Mothership Sandwich Shop” is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at roving locations in the Shenango Valley. Search for it on Facebook.com for the location and menu.

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