Name of Business: Romson’s Kebab
Location: 35 W. Canal Drive
Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays
Type of Business: Food truck
History of Business: For almost a year the Romson’s Kebab food truck has been parked near the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Canal Drive offering locals a unique twist on cook to order cuisine.
Unlike most food trucks which afford customers a quick bite to eat in a convenient environment, Romson’s food takes a little longer to cook, but owner Yolih Yonan ensures it’s worth the wait.
“It’s fresh food and ingredients and that takes time to cook,” said Yonan. “Chicken has to cook properly and we only make it once it’s ordered.”
Offering a variety of Mediterranean plates including chicken thigh, chicken breast, pork, and lula kebabs which is a mixture of tri tip and lamb, each plate comes with grilled tomatoes, fresh chopped onions, and a Serrano pepper. Romson’s also offers gyros meat on hot pita bread with Mediterranean sauce and customers can order sides as well such as tomato skewers and pita bread.
“The plates cost half as much as they are at restaurants,” said Yonan.
Romson’s Kebab can sometimes be found on the go as well, having recently posted up at Boomers in Modesto for a high school graduation as well as a catering event in Denair. A large amount of customers also often call ahead to place orders for pick up.
While the food truck has been a success in the past year Yonan hopes to eventually establish a restaurant which she operated back home in Iran before coming to the states.
“It’s been good so far but we’d like to hopefully have a restaurant eventually,” said Yonan.
Business Specialty: House special kebab plate with customer’s choice of three types of kebab.