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   This is the beautiful result of gutting a freightliner and turning it into a mobile pizza truck

03 Dec 2012 10:14 AM   |   17625 clicks   |   Foodbeast
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TenJed_77     
Big Farking deal!

03 Dec 2012 06:57 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
A stationary pizza truck would be kinda pointless, no?

03 Dec 2012 10:16 AM
karmaceutical     
I don't know... I've seen many a pizza truck on blocks, down by the river. Who wouldn't buy pizza out of a truck that didn't move?

03 Dec 2012 10:19 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  

Arkanaut: A stationary pizza truck would be kinda pointless, no?


I would hate having to run next to a moving truck to get my pizza. I would hope at some point it is stationary.

03 Dec 2012 10:20 AM
Cybernetic     
Link is well and truly farked.

03 Dec 2012 10:20 AM
JohnCarter     
I can see about 50 health code violations, numerous DOT issues, and not doubt some ADA problems.

Great idea and concept, one which not survive a meeting with GovCO

03 Dec 2012 10:20 AM
IHateLongIsland     
The writer is smokin' hot.

03 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
JarJar     
WTF

"Error establishing a database connection"

03 Dec 2012 10:21 AM
Speaker2Animals    [TotalFark]  

JarJar: WTF

"Error establishing a database connection"


Yup -- we farked it.

03 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
Running Block     
First off, it's Freightliner, and b) they didn't gut it. The truck is still a Freightliner. It still has all of its components. They modified the load area, which may have been empty to begin with, or may have had a hollowed cargo space all ready. All they did was add an oven.

/don't look at me before I've finished my coffee

03 Dec 2012 10:22 AM
Cybernetic     
...and the link is back now.

03 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  

Cybernetic: Link is well and truly farked.


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Del Popolo, meaning "of the people," is a food truck crafted from a massive Freightliner M2 turned mobile pizzeria. The diesel is a gourmet behemoth with glass windows covering an entire side of the truck, enabling passerby to gaze into the sleek interior. The inside features a 5,000 lb Stefano Ferrara brick oven and the smell of freshly-made dough baking fills the air as customers wait for a slice of the famous pizza.

The owner, Jon Darsky, hails from New York and sources his organic ingredients from small family-run Italian producers.

03 Dec 2012 10:23 AM
JarJar     

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Cybernetic: Link is well and truly farked.

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Del Popolo, meaning "of the people," is a food truck crafted from a massive Freightliner M2 turned mobile pizzeria. The diesel is a gourmet behemoth with glass windows covering an entire side of the truck, enabling passerby to gaze into the sleek interior. The inside features a 5,000 lb Stefano Ferrara brick oven and the smell of freshly-made dough baking fills the air as customers wait for a slice of the famous pizza.

The owner, Jon Darsky, hails from New York and sources his organic ingredients from small family-run Italian producers.


Thank you!

03 Dec 2012 10:25 AM
Dynascape     

Running Block: First off, it's Freightliner, and b) they didn't gut it. The truck is still a Freightliner. It still has all of its components. They modified the load area, which may have been empty to begin with, or may have had a hollowed cargo space all ready. All they did was add an oven.

/don't look at me before I've finished my coffee


...as someone who works at a trucking company, we can safely assume the Pizza Freightliner probably breaks down after 50 miles, and needs a new fuel pump every week.

03 Dec 2012 10:29 AM
Running Block     

Dynascape: ...as someone who works at a trucking company, we can safely assume the Pizza Freightliner probably breaks down after 50 miles, and needs a new fuel pump every week.


I know, right? Should have gone with a Kenworth.

03 Dec 2012 10:31 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Arkanaut: A stationary pizza truck would be kinda pointless, no?

I would hate having to run next to a moving truck to get my pizza. I would hope at some point it is stationary.


Keep running, fatty.

03 Dec 2012 10:43 AM
oldfarthenry     
PUH! I have a similar coffee-maker in my car:
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03 Dec 2012 10:44 AM
Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  
This is the beautiful result of gutting a freightliner and turning it into a mobile pizza truck

"Beautiful"? Really? That thing is hideous. I appreciate a custom rig as much as anybody, but that is a shipping container bolted to the frame of a Freightliner. I've seen muych nicer food trucks on the Travel Channel.

03 Dec 2012 10:45 AM
lordargent     
The beautiful result of building a page that requires a DB connection to load it properly, and then not doing any sort of error handling on it.

"Error establishing a database connection" indeed.

// refresh several times and it will eventually load

03 Dec 2012 10:46 AM
jfivealive     
I would eat that pizza and so would you

03 Dec 2012 10:49 AM
phaseolus     
This is cool and all, but I'm wondering about his business plan. Is there a shortage of places to buy a slice of pizza in NYC? Or is this guy just "hailing from" NYC and planning on operating the truck somewhere else?

Me, I'm a huge fan of Milwaukee's Streetza pizza truck, but it fills a need. You don't find pizza by the slice on every corner in this town.

03 Dec 2012 10:54 AM
fishingthesky     

Speaker2Animals: JarJar: WTF

"Error establishing a database connection"

Yup -- we farked it.


Fark, I love you but you're breaking the internet.

THINK OF WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO THOSE POOR TUBES!!

03 Dec 2012 10:56 AM
sulco     
jfivealive 2012-12-03 10:49:39 AM I would eat that pizza and so would you

If by pizza you mean Charisma Madarang, well then yes, yes I would. Heartily and with mucho gust.

03 Dec 2012 10:57 AM
give me doughnuts     
Interesting idea, but he's wasting it on making that shiatty New York pizza.

Seriously, those things are like a used napkin from a good pizza place.

03 Dec 2012 11:02 AM
Egoy3k     
You can't 'gut' something that is already empty.

03 Dec 2012 11:08 AM
factoryconnection    [TotalFark]  

phaseolus: This is cool and all, but I'm wondering about his business plan. Is there a shortage of places to buy a slice of pizza in NYC? Or is this guy just "hailing from" NYC and planning on operating the truck somewhere else?


While there are no doubt a lot of areas of NYC that couldn't support another pizza place, there are industrial, warehouse, and logistics zones in which there are no restaurants. Food trucks traditionally thrive in places like this, plus you have concert and event venues away from sidewalk restaurants.

03 Dec 2012 11:16 AM
Mouser     

JohnCarter: I can see about 50 health code violations, numerous DOT issues, and not doubt some ADA problems.

Great idea and concept, one which not survive a meeting with GovCO


I'd think that if anything, the food here would be safer than at a fixed-in-one-spot pizzeria. It's harder for vermin to infest a moving target. Provided he wasn't running the pizza oven while the truck was in motion, I don't see any DOT issues either. And curbside delivery pretty much eliminates any ADA issues; it's a food truck, not a sit-down restaurant.

IMHO, the guy has good idea going here. I'd buy a pie off of him.

03 Dec 2012 11:21 AM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost    [TotalFark]  

Egoy3k: You can't 'gut' something that is already empty.


Depends: Do hookers count?

03 Dec 2012 11:28 AM
protectyourlimbs     

oldfarthenry: PUH! I have a similar coffee-maker in my car:
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please tell me that is real, love it

03 Dec 2012 11:30 AM
geekbikerskum     
Yo dawg, we heard you liked pizza....

03 Dec 2012 11:32 AM
Highroller48    [TotalFark]  
Pffft...it's just a Freightshaker.

You can do more with a Kenny.
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03 Dec 2012 11:52 AM
Hopman     
This truck gives a whole new spin to "pizza delivery."

03 Dec 2012 12:49 PM
Gough     

Hopman: This truck gives a whole new spin to "pizza delivery."


There was one outfit here that operated out of a big converted delivery truck. They would make the pie on the way to your house. It closed down a few years ago. They uncovered a number of problems, among which was the difficulty in navigating residential streets and the parking lots of apartment complexes. The $1500 worth of damage that they did backing into my car, for instance. It wasn't just a nudge, they took a 50-foot run at it.

03 Dec 2012 01:07 PM
not5am     

phaseolus: This is cool and all, but I'm wondering about his business plan. Is there a shortage of places to buy a slice of pizza in NYC? Or is this guy just "hailing from" NYC and planning on operating the truck somewhere else?


according to his website, he's in san fransico and gets his ingredients locally. from the looks of it, it's brick oven pizza which is somewhat rare even in nyc.

03 Dec 2012 01:23 PM
wildcardjack     
Ah, the hipster class of mobile pizza ovenry.

I heard of a prototype pizza van, done by either TI or Raytheon, that effectively microwaved the pizza at 10kw while the driver came to your house. It made pretty good pizza, but the fuel economy of driving a van with a two ton pizza oven wasn't viable.

03 Dec 2012 01:33 PM
KierzanDax     
We have not one but two brick oven pizza trucks here in Philly. One is out during the week (Pitruco), the other is available for rent for special occasions (Nomad Pizza.)

Pitruco used to come to the area I work in, but we weren't as profitable as Love Park or University City. Nomad Pizza is awesome (went to the location in Philly), but you have to leave room for the dessert pizza.

03 Dec 2012 01:43 PM
booger42     
Freightliner aka Freightshaker Pizzabaker?

03 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
TenJed_77     
As previously stated big farking deal. Every podunk town in france has pizza truck with a wood fired oven once or twice a week. What is the guy gonna do sell pizza on the docks? Because it is the only place besides the wally world parking lot he is going to be able to go in that truck;

03 Dec 2012 03:21 PM
Zafler     
What do you get if you combine a Peterbuilt, a Kenworth, and a Freightliner?


A Peterworthshakin'.

/old joke is old.

03 Dec 2012 04:29 PM
cevarius     
I'm a bit biased as I helped with refitting the first truck and fabrication and construction of the second truck, but I think this is classier:

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1949 Studebaker firetruck and 1952 Studebaker farmtruck, original Big 6 engines, only modification to the completely original engine/drivetrains are overdrive units to help with the weight. Both with woodfire brick ovens built into the truck.

A third truck is under construction - a 1955 Studebaker step van prototype, the only one ever built.

The Rolling Stonebaker

04 Dec 2012 01:51 PM
TenJed_77     

cevarius: I'm a bit biased as I helped with refitting the first truck and fabrication and construction of the second truck, but I think this is classier:

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1949 Studebaker firetruck and 1952 Studebaker farmtruck, original Big 6 engines, only modification to the completely original engine/drivetrains are overdrive units to help with the weight. Both with woodfire brick ovens built into the truck.

A third truck is under construction - a 1955 Studebaker step van prototype, the only one ever built.

The Rolling Stonebaker


That is sweet! Something better because it has class and is a classic automobile, not just because bigger=better.

05 Dec 2012 01:40 AM
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