WALLINGFORD — A new food truck serving Jamaican cuisine is coming to a Route 5 plaza early next month.
Jerk Fusion, owned by Enjoli Hassan, plans a soft opening April 7. From noon to 4 p.m. the food truck will be serving free lunch to all customers in Wallingford Commons plaza, which is directly across Route 5 from Kohl’s and includes stores like Game X Change and T-Mobile.
Customers can expect dishes like curry chicken, oxtail and various salads. Hassan said her most popular dish has been Rasta pasta, a dish made with peppers, creamy sauce and Caribbean seasonings.
“I wanted somewhere I can be stationed,” the 28-year-old Hassan said. “I don’t really want to function as a food truck, I want to function as a take out restaurant.”
Hassan, a Meriden resident, began her business by catering events like birthday parties and family gatherings. She saw a food truck in Waterbury and was inspired to do the same.
James Ford, a sales associate with Game X Change, is looking forward to the food truck.
“I think I can speak for everyone that works here by saying we are hyped,” he said. “We are glad there will be something new for us to eat around here.”
Hassan will be working with business partner Glendon Roberts, who attended culinary school while living in Jamaica and will help Hassan with all of the cooking.
“I love the food truck,” Hassan said. “I will keep the truck but in the future, I would like to open a traditional restaurant but with a new concept. I want to keep expanding the brand.”
There will also be a couple of tables out for customers to dine outside.
“I’m excited because cooking is my passion,” Hassan said. “Every job I’ve had was in customer service so I’m confident in my abilities to run the truck successfully.”
Jerk Fusion, 1241 S. Broad St., will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday.