Food trucks are back on the street

Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 4:39 PM CDT
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WITTENBERG, Wis. (WSAW) - Tony Romualdo is the owner of the Hula Hut food truck that tours all over central Wisconsin. This year would have been Tony’s fifth year serving food in central Wisconsin but decided to take a break in 2020 because of COVID-19. Tony believed the decision was best for the safety of his employees and customers.

“I just didn’t want to be at a place where if someone got sick to be the food truck in the area,” Romualdo said.

While the food truck was idle, Tony picked up another job at a warehouse to help bring in some income.

“I actually had to get another job because of COVID-19. I worked there for a year and three months,” Romualdo said.

Tony recently fired up his truck again once vaccines became available to the public.

“We decided as a family to start up the Hula Hut again,” Romualdo said.

Tony and his staff were excited to get back to work. The customers were just as happy to get the Hawaiian food they’ve come to enjoy.

“I was actually worried that they wouldn’t be coming back because a lot of people went out of business during COVID-19,” Wittenberg resident Claudia Yaeger said.

Outside of making delicious food, Tony is also excited to see other food trucks in the community.

“The friends and the comradery of all of the food trucks and some new ones that I got to meet. It was pretty awesome to see, everyone is excited to be out and share with all the customers,” Romualdo said.

Tony plans to be at the Rothschild farmers market on June 23. The farmers market runs from 3pm to 7pm.

For a link to the Hula Hut website click here.

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