FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham restaurant that closed last month will re-open as a food truck business in the MBTA commuter rail lot starting tomorrow, July 16.
David and Alicia Blais, who closed Foodie Cafe on Fountain Street on June 30, announced in mid-June, that they had made a deal with the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority to re-open their food business as a food truck.
We are becoming “the latest new business in downtown Framingham,” said Blais.
David and Alicia opened Foodie Cafe in October 2011, after closing a place called a “Little Something.” The East Walpole location operated for 7 years.
The couple also run a nonprofit called Daniel’s Table, the goal of which is to end food insecurity in Framingham. It was created in November 2011. Daniel’s Table provides free meals to Framingham Public School students and their families, MassBay students, and many in Framingham. The profits from Foodie Cafe helped to support the mission of Daniel’s Table, which is to end food insecurity in Framingham.
“Our faith tells us that if we can end hunger in Framingham, other cities and towns across America will come here to view our model and Daniel’s Table will reach out across the USA,” said Blais.
The food truck will be open on weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the MBTA’s banana lot in Framingham.
There is a patio area with some seating, and dedicated parking spots for the food truck.
The truck will be available for rentals and to visit corporate locations in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
Blais said tomorrow, the truck’s special will be “meatball Monday.”