By Marie Gilmore
Ron Sorg has always worked in law enforcement and sales but he also has always loved food. So, the match was made in heaven earlier this year when Sorg could take his multiple passions and marry them together to launch his new food truck business, Gringo’s Burrito Box. With simple, fresh ingredients, an easy to choose menu and great locations around the community, Sorg has been able to customize his business and create a success. Everyone who has tasted the food has come back for more.
The staff at the Osprey Observer was treated to a custom sampling of the spicy beef tacos made with fresh pico de gallo, salsa verde, central American sour cream and shredded cheese. In addition, we tried the teriyaki pork. All the tacos were fresh with tasty ingredients and family recipes. Sorg himself developed the teriyaki pork recipe and had help from his wife, Rosemary, originally from El Salvador, for the spicy beef.
At food rallies, the truck is packed and customers can choose a full burrito filled with meats, vegetables, rice and sour cream for $7 or any taco for $2.50 or the fan favorite 3 for $6 with other items planned soon, such as quesadillas.
“People often try us out by buying one taco at a rally,” said Sorg. “But soon after, they are back in line to get three more. This has been a great experience to open our own business and now we just need events to attend and places to go to keep our food truck busy!”
Gringo’s Burrito Box currently sets up weekly at Cigar City Brewery in Ybor City and is looking for more corporate and community events and business parks to set up.
“This is a great treat for employees with limited lunch hours,” says Sorg. “Everything is fresh, nothing ever frozen and we try to make everything from scratch.”
Sorg is a Bloomingdale High graduate and lives in FishHawk Ranch with his family.
For information on Gringo’s Burrito Box, like www.facebook.com/GringosBurritoBox or gringosbbox on twitter or call Sorg directly at 361-8303.