Food Trucks

Latin Burger Goes Green, New Location for Truckers Out West

It seems like Latin Burger has been in the news a lot this week. First we announced owner Jim Heins helped homeless people get on their feet. Then we proclaimed the hot-pink and black truck the king of social media in Miami. Now we're breaking the story that LB2, the much anticipated sibling of LB1, is going green.

Owner Jim Heins explains the goal of the new truck is to operate without a generator while open for customers (the truck's engine will still run on gasoline). The refrigeration system, lights, and all internal power will be run by a rechargeable battery instead of the current system, which can be loud and emits fumes. The result is clean, quiet, and eco-friendly.

Heins says that for the first week, the truck will run with a generator backup, but plans on removing the generator as soon as he knows the battery system is working properly. He also plans on fitting the original Latin Burger with a battery system.

Plus the new vehicle will have two ordering windows, making for shorter lines during peak dining hours.

Latin Burger "Uno" will be at Truckers Out West at Grand Prize Chevrolet from 5:30 to 10 p.m., along with more than two dozen other dining options, including Aaron's Catering, Big Kahuna, Caza Crepes, CheeseMe, Chef on 4 Wheels, Chef on Wheels, ChurroManiaDaddy's Grill, Divan Bakery, Dolci Peccati Gelato, the Fish Box, the Flying Saucer, GastroPod, Grillmaster Café, Latin House Grill, MexZican Gourmet, Mr. Good Stuff, Ms. Cheezious, Muscle Truck, Red Koi, the Red Truck, Sir Pizza, Slow Food Truck, Sugar Rush, and Sugar Yummy Mama. 11701 SW 152 St., Miami

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
Contact: Laine Doss