Qatar’s first food truck prepares to roam nation

Burgeri food truck

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Burgeri food truck

A local take on the vintage American diner has been taking its show on the road over the past few weeks in Qatar, preparing and selling meals out of the country’s first-ever food truck.

Burgeri opened two years ago at the Aspire Zone, and sells burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes and cheesecake, among other items.

Last month, the restaurant announced on its social media channels that it would begin touring the nation in its new food truck.

So far, residents have spotted the truck at Katara Cultural Village and the Pearl-Qatar, and there are plans to stop at places in Al Shamal, Al Khor, Mesaieed, Dukhan and Al Wakrah.

Growing demand

The food truck was apparently launched as a way to respond to growing demand. And so far, many residents have expressed appreciation of the concept on Instagram and Twitter:

Burger at Burgeri

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Burger at Burgeri

It is unclear why Qatar lacks food trucks, but starting a business here can be a difficult process, due to the numerous steps needed to officially register with the government.

Another deterrent may be that the country holds restaurants to stringent food handling and preparation standards.

The truck’s exact schedule has yet to be posted, but appears to be traveling to different spots each weekend and will be at Aspire Park this coming weekend, from 7pm til 1am. Updates can be found on its Instagram and Facebook pages.

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