Last week Facebook and Twitter lit up when Seth Gross, owner of Bull City Burger and Brewery (107 E. Parrish St., Durham, 919-680-2333), announced that the restaurant would be "jumping on the bandwagon with a four-wheeled mobile vehicle." Fans were eager for another Triangle food truck. But it turns out that Gross intended his use of the word "wagon" to be read literally. His new venture: a hand cart called the Patty Wagon that will operate within a twohttp://www.bullcityburgerandbrewery.com/BCB&B/Home.html-block radius of the downtown eatery.
One of Bull City Burger and Brewery's immediate neighbors is City Hall, where employees, Gross believes, have limited time for a lunch break. "We decided we'd take the food to them," he says. One reason Gross selected the wagon over other modes of transportation was for its ability to travel where other things aren't allowed. "It can go in a building and up an elevator to an office," Gross says.
The wagon is decked out with Bull City glass growlers, which knock together to alert customers. "You hear clinging bottles coming down your hall and you know your lunch is ready," Gross explains.
However, you need to order your lunch in advance and the Patty Wagon will then deliver it. Orders must be phoned in to Bull City Burger between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Patty Wagon then makes deliveries between noon and 1 p.m. There is a $2 delivery fee and a $10 minimum for orders.