Air Force Vet Takes Taco Truck to Italy

An Air Force veteran has set up an unlikely but profitable business in an unusual location. Here's some more information from the original story, by Stars and Stripes' Kent Harris:

Martin Lopez was familiar with the concept of getting restaurant-quality food from a vehicle while growing up in San Jose, Calif. They’re not hard to find on the West Coast, where many residents refer to the ubiquitous enterprises as taco trucks.

But Lopez didn’t see any during his eight-year Air Force career, which included tours overseas in Europe and the Pacific. So he decided to fill the void.

When the 31st Force Support Squadron decided to experiment with a new way of delivering food to airmen and civilians on base, Lopez was interested. He’d never been stationed at Aviano, though his wife grew up nearby.

They didn’t have building space available and were looking for a way “to satisfy the needs of those who didn’t have easy access to the dining places,” Lopez said.

The result is Yucatan, the food truck, which visits six locations around base during the week, serving breakfast and lunch -– with a Mexican twist.