Westbrook, after some tax troubles and a change of ownership, your iconic lunch van will soon return. Don's Lunch Van shared on Facebook that it has "been APPROVED by unanimous vote from the City of Westbrook to open" at its new location, 925 Main Street, next to Friendly Gas and Redemption. No firm opening date yet, but new owner Craig Bernier suggested to the Press Herald in late August that a late September opening could be in the cards.
Bernier was a longtime customer of the food truck, though he doesn't have "'a stitch' of food service experience," according to the Press Herald report. Bernier will be going back to basics, limiting the menu to hamburgers, hot dogs, clam cakes, French fries, onion rings, and chicken nuggets — and here's hoping he charges enough to cover all of his costs. Expect the truck to be open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.