One of Haliburton’s popular outdoor eateries has found a new home.
Mega Munch food truck, now located across from the Haliburton LCBO, plans to fire up the grill and open their window in the coming weeks.
The popular food truck served hearty breakfast and lunch fare at its Hwy. 118 location for years before facing possible closure in October 2022 when they lost access to their longtime home.
“We were a little nervous we might have to leave town, said Wendy Vargas, who operates the business with her husband Adrian Vargas and their two sons Alex and Matthew.
They said they’re grateful to Adam Perecko and Chris O’Mara, owners of SolidState Computer Solutions and Prettypaws Pet Boutique, for providing space for the truck on their property.
Perecko said he and O’Mara value local business and were pleased to help the Vargas family find a new spot.
“Everybody wins,” Perecko said.
Mega Munch will soon have outdoor seating, and a stone pathway down to the river behind the truck will be a great place for picnics, Adrian said.
The food truck will now be open year-round. A winter menu will feature soups and hearty sandwiches.
Wendy said the people who frequent the truck are the best part of the job.
“Overall it’s a very positive experience. Everyone is happy with our service and our food. That’s what makes it rewarding,” Wendy said.
While inflation and supply chain issues mean Mega Munch has had to re-configure its pricing, Adrian said it prices its food “for local people.”
Many of those locals helped the family set up its new location, making time to help fill and dig the gravel base for the truck, install water lines and septic and more.
Other Mega Munch regulars have been honking their support or, most often, asking when they’ll be able to grab a bite to eat.
“A lot of people are very kind in this town,” Adrian said.
Mega Munch is aiming to open in June. Visit their Facebook page for more information.