Cuban food is becoming increasingly popular in the United States and has become increasingly popular following the recent State Food Truck Championship in Kentucky. It turned out that the truck called Cuban 305 deserved first place in the above competition, as there were 35 other candidates for the trophy.
The Cuban truck gets its strange name from Miami’s telephone area code and the very popular Cuban sandwich. The owners of the now famous food truck are Jorgelina Rodríguez, of Cuban descent, and Blaine “Coach” Sanborn, an American from Lexington.
The well-known couple said after their excellent results in the competition that all of their products come from Tampa. “Every bread actually comes from there and has the most authentic Cuban taste.”
In statements to local media, Jorgelina Rodríguez said she was very proud of her Cuban heritage. “I want everyone to know about Cuban culture, you know?” Meanwhile, the other food truck owner said, “I almost fainted when they said our name. She literally almost had to stop me because she couldn’t believe we won.”
Sanborn himself confirmed that the idea was to show Cuban heritage in the city of Lexington. “This way everyone who lives in Kentucky can enjoy the flavor of the island.”
Cuban 305 converted into a food truck
At first, 305 Cuban was just a traditional restaurant. However, when the Covid-19 pandemic began to spread, the owners decided to change their priorities.
Then they switched to the food truck method and have been doing very well financially for a year. The enterprising couple plans to open a more permanent center and work hard to gain further recognition.
Food trucks emerged in the USA in the 1960s. Their original goal was to sell food to construction and factory workers. However, over time they became popular in major cities and even other nations copied the format.