Mr. T’s Bustaraunt is a mobile food truck – the only one from Pleasantville and all of South Jersey is the idea of Rick and Trina Byrd who have been in business for more than 20 years operating a technology business and school.
We actually started out in business in 1990 with a grocery store/fast food located down the road at 121 North New Road and eventually Rick moved to main street in Pleasantville eliminating the grocery component and Trina moved to 1501 S. New Road and began the computer business. After 20 plus years we have decided to team up again with the food truck. We took our techmobile – which was a computer class room on wheels and had it renovated into a 21st century food bus getting our recent approval from the Atlantic County Health department.
A couple years ago, a health issue required both Trina and Rick to cut out beef, pork and dairy from their diet. So Trina had to get creative using turkey, chicken and fish. With the help of Rick, they began taking turns in their kitchen using their favorite meals but replacing the pork chop with turkey chops, BLT sandwiches with turkey bacon, burgers with turkey burgers from which they get from Maryland (where their son lives) and using salt free seasonings and canola oil in place of vegetable oil to get the healthy back into their diet.
Winter hours of Mr. T’s (named after Rick) for lunch will be offered on Thursday and Fridays to the public from 11:30am to 2pm during the day and from 5:30 to 8:00pm during the evening. Visit our website for Spring and Summer hours early May. We will be mobile for special events and requests. The great part about this venture is all of our menu meal items are just $6. and includes homemade ice tea or lemonade (in place of soda).
When we did the research when we first started our healthier diet transformation, there was no place to go to get tasty turkey burgers with flavor-flavor or really good healthier fried turkey chops with fries or turkey sausages – peppers/onions. So we decided this was a good investment for our health, our customers and one day our retirement, not to mention we love to cook together in the kitchen. Coming up with healther but tasty meals wasn’t that hard at all and we got rave reviews from family members and friends; so we decided to invest in this new business venture and we hope you will try us out. The price is affordable, the food portions are big and taste is excellent.