Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Ventura County-based mobile vendor parked in front of breweries and at public events. But as pandemic restrictions either canceled or limited attendance at those venues, he realized he needed to change strategy.
Finally in December, Sewell struck a deal with Wendy’s Fuel, a gas station in Newbury Park, where he sets up. Other food trucks have found new clientele at parks, construction sites or auto garages.
According to one estimate, since the pandemic struck more than half of the trucks in Southern California has ceased operations.