Photo by Peggy WallaceKiller Burger set to slay skiersí hunger posted on 01/31/2020
Ravenous after burning somewhere in the neighborhood of 400
calories an hour skiing or snowboarding on Mount Hood? Portland burger chain
Killer Burger has dispatched its latest addition, a 29-foot-long, 16,000-pound
food truck to Rhododendron for the winter in hopes of satisfying winter sports
enthusiasts’ appetites on their way to and from the slopes.
“We’re excited to be part of the mountain, part of the ski
season,” said John Hickmon, operations manager for the food truck. “We’re very
happy with the turnout of skiers and snowboarders.”
The mobile food truck opened for winter operations in
Rhododendron on Nov. 6 in the Mt. Hood Village Market parking lot. The truck
offers Killer Burger’s full menu of 100 percent natural beef burgers,
made-to-order, with every burger order including bacon and fries. The truck is
open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
“We’re basically a brick-and-mortar running out of a truck,”
Hickmon said about the food truck. The truck can hold up to 500 burgers at a
time. No burgers are “hot-held”, with each order requiring a five to
fifteen-minute cook time to assure the freshest product.
The menu features ten signature burgers, all made with
locally raised Northwest beef from Fulton Provisions. Specialty burgers include
the “Bender,” served with bacon, spicy BBQ, crispy jalapeño and cheddar, and
the “Peanut Butter Pickle Bacon,” burger topped with bacon, peanut butter sauce
The truck offers kid-friendly options including a kids’
burger and a grilled cheese sandwich, both served with fries and the choice of
a soda or juice box.
Customers can also customize their order to their preference
with a vegan patty, gluten-free bun or by “bombing it” with a house spicy
Hickmon stated the biggest challenge the business faces in
Rhododendron is the weather during the winter months.
“I’m proud of the crew dealing with the elements
day-to-day,” Hickmon said. “It’s great to have such a killer crew.”
The truck is scheduled to remain in the Mount Hood area
through April when it will resume mobile operations catering events throughout
“Everyone seems really stoked that we’re here. We’ve
definitely got some support from the locals,” Hickmon said, adding that there
is potential for establishing a brick-and-mortar location in the Mount Hood
area in the future.
The truck began operations as the 13th Killer Burger operation
in January 2019. The Killer Burger franchise was founded in 2010 in Portland.
More information about the Killer Burger truck and franchise
are available online at www.killerburger.com.
The truck is available to rent during the remainder of the
year for birthdays, weddings, business buyouts and other events.
For information about event rentals contact event
coordinator Lauren Hickmon at email@example.com or by phone at
By Ben Simpson/MT