By Bud Kennedy
Posted 12:58pm on Thursday, Dec. 01, 2011
The new Fort Worth Food Truck Park brings more than just wheels.
Jakes Burgers, already busy at two Fort Worth locations, will open a third in the park some weekends. Jakes will serve from its own Patty Wagon.
The Food Truck Park will open Friday night at 2509 Weisenberger St., behind Angelo’s Bar-B-Que and two blocks east of the rolling memories of the M&O Station Grill.
Jakes will serve burgers ($6), Chicago-style hot dogs ($5), regular fries ($2) and sweet-potato fries ($3).
The Patty Wagon moves to the TCU football game Saturday, but will be back Dec. 9-10 and 16-17.
The Dallas-based company’s Joe Shaw said the Patty Wagon is another way to promote the company’s Fort Worth locations, one in Ridglea, at 6333 Camp Bowie Blvd., and another downtown, at 515 Main St.
“We saw an opportunity to bring an established brand to a food truck and bring Jakes to more people,” he said.
He said truck owners have no idea how many customers will come. Different trucks will rotate through the park Thursday nights and all day Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Other trucks will sell everything from tacos and cupcakes to bahn mi; www.fwfoodpark.com.
Two blocks west, the M&O Station Grill is beefing up its burger menu — with chicken.
Instead of turkey burgers, the M&O will start grinding and seasoning its own fresh chicken burgers beginning in January. Also coming: a Cuban-style black-bean veggie burger.
The M&O opened as a basic throwback diner but has expanded the menu and also serves Sunday brunch dishes and mimosas.
On cold days, the M&O has always served some of the best chili con carne in Fort Worth.
Santa will visit the adjacent Leonards Museum on Dec. 10 and 17; 200 Carroll St., 817-882-8020 , www.fwculture.com/mo_station_grill.htm.