Wright, who came to the Bistro two years ago from Cleveland, agreed with Wong that the time was right for a food truck in Charleston.
"It's something I'd always wanted to do. They were just getting popular in Cleveland before I left," Wright said.
The rotating menu will likely also feature items such as pulled pork sliders, fish tacos, empanadas and occasionally lobster rolls. Most items will be priced from $5 to $8. Chips, drinks and cookies are $1 each.
"It's not exactly the same as the Bistro's menu, but we're transferring the same idea of fresh quality food made with great ingredients," Wright said.
Although items such as salads and wraps are assembled before the truck hits the road, truck manager Brandon Aubrey scrambles inside the vehicle's minuscule galley kitchen to prepare hot items as they are ordered.
The menu is similar to the one the Bridge Road Bistro's food service provides at the NiSource cafeteria. Employees there say they appreciate the fresh sandwiches, wraps and salads, as well as hot menu items available in the cafeteria.
The Bistro's increasing endeavors such as daily corporate food service and catering have provided additional employment opportunities. "We probably have 25 more people than we did a year ago," Wright said.
Call, Wright and Sherri Wong also strive to continue Robert Wong's emphasis on community involvement and service. He frequently gave to and volunteered at charitable events.
The Wongs started an outreach program, Breaking Bread, at Christ Church United Methodist, where they serve dinner to people in need on Wednesday evenings. Wright and his staff continue to prepare the weekly meals.
Bridge Road Bistro continues to contribute to events such as Girls Night Out, Symphony Sunday and Canstruction.
"We want to be out there in the eyes of the community. That's something that was important to Robert," Call said.
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