Bem-Bom is a truly unique food truck serving up Portuguese and Tex-Mex inspired dishes to residents of the Orlando area. In many cases, Bem-Bom serves meals you simply can’t find anywhere else. A couple examples from the menu include Piri-Piri Chicken Prego and The Running Duck, a duck confit sautéed with chilies and Thai basil that received two thumbs up from Bob. Bem-Bom is owned and operated by Francisco Mendonca whose customers often refer to him as “Chef Chico” for short.
In today’s video, we learn more about Chef Chico, Bem-Bom, and the concession truck used to operate his business. This truck was built by M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks in 2012, but Chico’s business continues to thrive as we reach the conclusion of 2014. Chico’s truck is regularly booked for catering events, private parties, and was at the Downtown Lakeland Food Truck Rally earlier this week. If you would like to book Bem-Bom for your next event, click here.
In the Video
As Bob mentions at the beginning of the video, sometimes there are misunderstandings when building custom food trucks. There’s the potential for this to happen no matter what manufacturer you ultimately choose to work with, even when they have years of experience like M&R.
However, when mistakes are made, we believe in fixing it to make the situation right. In this case, we drove down to Orlando to install a side-tray on the exterior of the vehicle.Later in the film, Chef Chico provides a description of the food served on Bem-Bom and Bob gives an all-access tour of the concession truck.
We wish Chef Chico and Bem-Bom continued success heading into 2015 and beyond!