The Dock Seafood’s truck received a warm welcome on Friday when they set up shop at CenterPeace.
“I had a line from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Will Kramer, who managed the Corydon shop. “I wasn’t exactly prepared. I thought it would be a busy day, but I didn’t think it would be like that. We had an opening rush, but it was fun.”
The biggest hit was the half-pound fish sandwich, which he said has always been a big seller. He added he had run out of oysters before noon and out of food before he was out of customers.
“It’s my goal to wrap up around 6 or 6:30, but that will depend on the weather,” said Kramer.
He said the city contacted his step-father, Rockey Hubert, the owner of The Dock Seafood, about the opportunity to expand into Salem and they plan to do so in the next few years. Kramer said they will likely locate across from Walmart.
Until then, though, Kramer said he will be making twice-weekly returns to Salem with the truck, setting up at CenterPeace from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday until Wednesday, Nov. 22, when he plans to take a break for the winter until Feb. 2, weather pending.
“We have an early Lent this year, on February 14, so we’ll be ready for that,” he said.