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  1. #1
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Roach Coach del Escuela


    I just encountered something I've not seen before. As I was passing a
    nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. In'n'Out is a
    popular, probably regional chain. The truck looked a little larger than a
    conventional roach coach but not much. It was just before lunch time.


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  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I just encountered something I've not seen before. As I was passing a
    > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. In'n'Out is a
    > popular, probably regional chain. The truck looked a little larger than a
    > conventional roach coach but not much. It was just before lunch time.


    Sounds like they're taking a lesson from McDonalds: "Get 'em hooked
    while they're still young".

    -sw

  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I just encountered something I've not seen before. As I was passing a
    > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. In'n'Out is a
    > popular, probably regional chain. The truck looked a little larger than a
    > conventional roach coach but not much. It was just before lunch time.


    Sounds like they're taking a lesson from McDonalds: "Get 'em hooked
    while they're still young".

    -sw

  4. #4
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 9, 12:37*pm, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:
    > I just encountered something I've not seen before. *As I was passing a
    > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. *In'n'Out is a
    > popular, probably regional chain. *The truck looked a little larger thana
    > conventional roach coach but not much. *It was just before lunch time.
    >

    Not a roach coach, they call them "cookout trailers" and you rent/
    charter them for special events, corporate outings, stuff like that.
    Everything is prepaid, they don't take cash at the site. The school
    must have been having some function. While they offer burgers,
    shakes, soft drinks and chips, they don't offer fries. I guess the
    trucks are not equipped with fryers.

    In 'n Out created these in response to demand. Far as I know they
    have no plans for using them for conventional roach coach business.
    Demand is high, you have to book them months in advance. -aem



  5. #5
    aem Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 9, 12:37*pm, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:
    > I just encountered something I've not seen before. *As I was passing a
    > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. *In'n'Out is a
    > popular, probably regional chain. *The truck looked a little larger thana
    > conventional roach coach but not much. *It was just before lunch time.
    >

    Not a roach coach, they call them "cookout trailers" and you rent/
    charter them for special events, corporate outings, stuff like that.
    Everything is prepaid, they don't take cash at the site. The school
    must have been having some function. While they offer burgers,
    shakes, soft drinks and chips, they don't offer fries. I guess the
    trucks are not equipped with fryers.

    In 'n Out created these in response to demand. Far as I know they
    have no plans for using them for conventional roach coach business.
    Demand is high, you have to book them months in advance. -aem



  6. #6
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 9, 2:37*pm, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:
    > I just encountered something I've not seen before. *As I was passing a
    > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. *In'n'Out is a
    > popular, probably regional chain. *The truck looked a little larger thana
    > conventional roach coach but not much. *It was just before lunch time.


    "Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    I'd love to have one of those trucks.
    >
    > --
    > Blinky


    --Bryan

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 9, 2:37*pm, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:
    > I just encountered something I've not seen before. *As I was passing a
    > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. *In'n'Out is a
    > popular, probably regional chain. *The truck looked a little larger thana
    > conventional roach coach but not much. *It was just before lunch time.


    "Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    I'd love to have one of those trucks.
    >
    > --
    > Blinky


    --Bryan

  8. #8
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela


    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote

    >"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    >the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    >are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    >I'd love to have one of those trucks.


    Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? You start
    early but you can knock off early, too.

    nancy



  9. #9
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela


    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote

    >"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    >the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    >are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    >I'd love to have one of those trucks.


    Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? You start
    early but you can knock off early, too.

    nancy



  10. #10
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 10, 7:54*am, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Bobo Bonobo®" <CLASS...@brick.net> wrote
    >
    > >"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    > >the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. *Many of them
    > >are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    > >I'd love to have one of those trucks.

    >
    > Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? *You start
    > early but you can knock off early, too.


    Right now, I really like my job, and am not looking for alternatives
    in the short term. I'm 47 now, and stacking and unstacking 300 chairs
    in an afternoon is fine, but as the years go by, 57, 67...

    I'm sort of apprenticing in early childhood education, and I've got
    great mentors. Funny, but the one educational obstacle is that I'd
    need to satisfy a foreign language requirement, and Spanish would be
    my choice, also consistent with operating a taco truck
    >
    > nancy


    --Bryan

  11. #11
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 10, 7:54*am, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Bobo Bonobo®" <CLASS...@brick.net> wrote
    >
    > >"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    > >the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. *Many of them
    > >are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    > >I'd love to have one of those trucks.

    >
    > Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? *You start
    > early but you can knock off early, too.


    Right now, I really like my job, and am not looking for alternatives
    in the short term. I'm 47 now, and stacking and unstacking 300 chairs
    in an afternoon is fine, but as the years go by, 57, 67...

    I'm sort of apprenticing in early childhood education, and I've got
    great mentors. Funny, but the one educational obstacle is that I'd
    need to satisfy a foreign language requirement, and Spanish would be
    my choice, also consistent with operating a taco truck
    >
    > nancy


    --Bryan

  12. #12
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela


    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote

    On May 10, 7:54 am, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Bobo Bonobo®" <CLASS...@brick.net> wrote
    >
    > >"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    > >the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    >> >are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    >> >I'd love to have one of those trucks.

    >
    >> Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? You start
    >> early but you can knock off early, too.


    >Right now, I really like my job, and am not looking for alternatives
    >in the short term. I'm 47 now, and stacking and unstacking 300 chairs
    >in an afternoon is fine, but as the years go by, 57, 67...


    Yeah, time to prepare for Plan B, I'd say.

    >I'm sort of apprenticing in early childhood education, and I've got
    >great mentors. Funny, but the one educational obstacle is that I'd
    >need to satisfy a foreign language requirement, and Spanish would be
    >my choice, also consistent with operating a taco truck


    Hah, you can go either way with that skill under your belt.
    "Hola, Isabel, donde esta la biblioteca?" anyone?

    nancy



  13. #13
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela


    "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote

    On May 10, 7:54 am, "Nancy Young" <rjy...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > "Bobo Bonobo®" <CLASS...@brick.net> wrote
    >
    > >"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    > >the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    >> >are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    >> >I'd love to have one of those trucks.

    >
    >> Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? You start
    >> early but you can knock off early, too.


    >Right now, I really like my job, and am not looking for alternatives
    >in the short term. I'm 47 now, and stacking and unstacking 300 chairs
    >in an afternoon is fine, but as the years go by, 57, 67...


    Yeah, time to prepare for Plan B, I'd say.

    >I'm sort of apprenticing in early childhood education, and I've got
    >great mentors. Funny, but the one educational obstacle is that I'd
    >need to satisfy a foreign language requirement, and Spanish would be
    >my choice, also consistent with operating a taco truck


    Hah, you can go either way with that skill under your belt.
    "Hola, Isabel, donde esta la biblioteca?" anyone?

    nancy



  14. #14
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 10, 8:52 am, Bobo Bonobo® <CLASS...@brick.net> wrote:
    > On May 9, 2:37 pm, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > > I just encountered something I've not seen before. As I was passing a
    > > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. In'n'Out is a
    > > popular, probably regional chain. The truck looked a little larger thana
    > > conventional roach coach but not much. It was just before lunch time.

    >
    > "Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    > the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    > are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    > I'd love to have one of those trucks.


    Roach coach is the term for the lunch wagons that go around from
    business to business selling pastries, sandwiches, soup and sometimes
    hot entrees, as well as drinks and other snack items. Not just taco
    trucks. The ones in NE are usually pretty mediocre. Think steam table
    on wheels.

    maxine in ri

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    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On May 10, 8:52 am, Bobo Bonobo® <CLASS...@brick.net> wrote:
    > On May 9, 2:37 pm, Blinky the Shark <no.s...@box.invalid> wrote:
    >
    > > I just encountered something I've not seen before. As I was passing a
    > > nearby private school - junior high and high school, I'd say - a In'n'Out
    > > Burger truck was setting up at the curb in front. In'n'Out is a
    > > popular, probably regional chain. The truck looked a little larger thana
    > > conventional roach coach but not much. It was just before lunch time.

    >
    > "Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    > the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    > are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    > I'd love to have one of those trucks.


    Roach coach is the term for the lunch wagons that go around from
    business to business selling pastries, sandwiches, soup and sometimes
    hot entrees, as well as drinks and other snack items. Not just taco
    trucks. The ones in NE are usually pretty mediocre. Think steam table
    on wheels.

    maxine in ri

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    > "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >>"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    >>the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    >>are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    >>I'd love to have one of those trucks.

    >
    > Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? You start
    > early but you can knock off early, too.


    And as far as disparagement goes, right -- that's why some of them play
    "La Cucaracha" to announce their arrival. It's become simply a name, and
    one I've certainly heard used - neutrally - far, far more than "taco
    truck" here in Los Angeles. Of course, of one is just dying to find
    trouble, one could also claim that "taco truck" is disparaging since they
    make much, much more than tacos -- but I'm not one to to look for trouble
    in every nook and cranny and invent it when it's not found.


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    > "Bobo Bonobo®" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    >>"Roach coach" is a disparaging term, most often used for taco trucks,
    >>the source of some of the best lunch fare to be found. Many of them
    >>are sparklingly clean, same as goes for brick & mortar restaurants.
    >>I'd love to have one of those trucks.

    >
    > Looks like hard work, but why don't you buy one? You start
    > early but you can knock off early, too.


    And as far as disparagement goes, right -- that's why some of them play
    "La Cucaracha" to announce their arrival. It's become simply a name, and
    one I've certainly heard used - neutrally - far, far more than "taco
    truck" here in Los Angeles. Of course, of one is just dying to find
    trouble, one could also claim that "taco truck" is disparaging since they
    make much, much more than tacos -- but I'm not one to to look for trouble
    in every nook and cranny and invent it when it's not found.


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  18. #18
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On Sat, 10 May 2008 10:13:47 -0700, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >And as far as disparagement goes, right -- that's why some of them play
    >"La Cucaracha" to announce their arrival.


    I don't think most gringos even know what La Cucaracha is. It's just
    what they think of when they think "Mexican".... that and the Mexican
    Hat Dance.

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  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    On Sat, 10 May 2008 10:13:47 -0700, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >And as far as disparagement goes, right -- that's why some of them play
    >"La Cucaracha" to announce their arrival.


    I don't think most gringos even know what La Cucaracha is. It's just
    what they think of when they think "Mexican".... that and the Mexican
    Hat Dance.

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  20. #20
    Gloria P Guest

    Default Re: Roach Coach del Escuela

    sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 10 May 2008 10:13:47 -0700, Blinky the Shark
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> And as far as disparagement goes, right -- that's why some of them play
    >> "La Cucaracha" to announce their arrival.

    >
    > I don't think most gringos even know what La Cucaracha is. It's just
    > what they think of when they think "Mexican".... that and the Mexican
    > Hat Dance.
    >



    La cucaracha, la cucaracha
    Ya no puede caminar,
    Porque le falta, porque no tiene
    Enchiladas pa' comer.

    La cucaracha, la cucaracha
    Ya no puede caminar,
    Porque le falta, porque no tiene
    Gasolina pa' correr.

    gloria p

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