CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- Bridge Road Bistro has gone mobile.
The South Hills restaurant is unveiling its first food truck, which hungry patrons will be able to locate on a phone application.
The Bistro Black Truck will make its debut Monday night at the West Virginia Power game at Appalachian Power Park, although it won't serve any food yet.
Bridge Road Bistro General Manager Sandy Call said restaurant workers applied for a city loading zone permit, which would allow them to park and serve food for 30 minutes on Charleston streets, Thursday. They are waiting for city approval -- still weeks away, Call said -- before they start serving food.
The phone app -- where customers will be able to see where the food truck is, check the menu and give feedback -- will be available in about three weeks, she said.
"We're going to be very respectful and ask owners of parking lots if we can park there and, of course, we'll pay. We want to respect the city and add to the vitality of the city," Call said, "We're not going to pull up in front of other eateries."
The Bistro Black Truck will switch up its menu every two weeks so customers won't see the same fare all the time, said Brandon Aubrey, manager of the food truck.
Some ideas Aubrey and Chef John Right are already tossing around include salads, wraps, fish tacos, empanadas, hot and cold soups, and a nacho of the day.
The menu will be displayed on the side of the truck next to the ordering window. Prices will range from $4 to $10.
Aubrey and one other Bistro employee will work inside the truck at a time.
He said he will prepare most of the food in the morning. By lunchtime, orders will go out in less than two minutes, he said.
"In the city, it's great to be able to eat something that's not fast food but delivered to you fast," Aubrey said. "We're used to doing 200 people [at the restaurant] in a couple hours, so this is nothing."