Look out Pittsburgh! Square Cafe and Uncle Charley’s are creating a new game for ‘brunching.’ The two businesses collaborated to create the Uncle Charley’s + Square Cafe Brunch Truck. Food trucks have been a new sensation for the past few years, as it is a much quicker and convenient way to dine. As Square Cafe is known for their vegan and vegetarian breakfast options, Uncle Charley’s approached them with the idea.
Uncle Charley’s, king of sausages, felt as though Square Cafe would be the perfect match of creating a diverse brunch menu. The business is ran by Uncle Charley’s supplying the truck and meats, and Square Cafe developing the meals. The menu features the Sweet Sausage Dawg, made of Uncle Charley’s sausage dipped in buttermilk pancake batter; the Square Cafe Burrito, with eggs, onions, peppers, mushrooms, cheddar cheese, black beans and hominy; a hot sausage or chicken sandwich; and tater tots. Also available are cookies and coffee.
The menu showcases creative ways to use Uncle Charley’s sausages, “Sherree Goldstein (Square Cafe owner) does a great job with the menu,” Len Caric, Uncle Charley’s president, says. “It’s not your typical breakfast spot. We wanted to get somebody like that and not just do the everyday sausage-on-a-bun, but show our consumers different ways to use our sausage.”
The black truck is designed with brightly colored words like ‘Delicious’ and ‘Fresh.’ It is usually spotted in Lawrenceville and the North Side, but hopes of being seen more regularly once the weather breaks.