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Hot sandwich chain dips into San Antonio to debut first-ever food truck

Hot sandwich chain dips into San Antonio to debut first food truck

Dip Shack pastrami sandwich
Start dipping July 29. Courtesy photo

A new sandwich concept is dipping into town this week. Burgeoning national sandwich chain Dip Shack has selected San Antonio for its Texas debut, where it will also unveil its very first food truck. 

Starting Thursday, July 29, says a release, Dip Shack will be serving up the brand's signature "Dips" and chips via a mobile food truck that will cruise around town.

While the release promises you'll see the truck onsite at "local food truck roundups, music festivals, community events, and more," it will be parked at the Area 51 Food Park (12275 Potranco Rd.) Thursday through Saturday evenings, according to the company's website. The truck will also make Sunday afternoon appearances at Second Pitch Beer Company and will rotate through several other locations on weekdays. 

On the menu are Dip Shack's five signature sandwich "Dips" — prime rib, pastrami, chicken, pork belly, and a pastrami and pork belly combo — served on fresh, butter-toasted rolls and accompanied with house-made au jus for dipping, of course.

The "Texas-sized" sandwiches are to be enjoyed alongside Dip Shack's trio of crispy house-made chips — salted, barbecue, and salt and vinegar — made from fresh Idaho potatoes and seasoned with signature rubs.

The dip-and-chip concept was first offered at popular Ohio restaurant Cowboy Food & Drink, and began sprouting brick-and-mortar locations in 2020. Currently, there are six outposts that span both coasts, from Oakland, California, to Orlando, Florida.

This is the first food truck for the growing brand, which anticipates doubling its footprint by early 2022.

"After our initial offerings at six locations received an overwhelmingly positive response from guests, we knew the next step was to take the delicious eats on the road," says Ron Lam, managing partner of Trifecta Management Group, in the release. "San Antonio is the ideal city to launch the food truck with its vibrant food scene and multitude of events."

Dip Shack has selected Make-a-Wish in Central and South Texas as its San Antonio nonprofit partner for 2021 and will donate 3 percent of sales to the organization this year. To get your dip-and-chip fix, visit the Find the Truck page on the Dip Shack website.