BARNEGAT, NJ- After fourteen years at what is now the ACME Plaza on West Bay Avenue, Sub Busters is closing its doors. However, that doesn’t mean customers craving their sandwiches will have to do without them. Sub Busters is going mobile as it rolls around the community in a traveling “sub bus.”
Food trucks are the hottest new trend in the restaurant industry. To Jan Wicks, owner, and operator of Sub Busters, Just Keep Eatin’ represents his next chapter in the food business. He built his “sub bus” from the ground up, transforming a big yellow school bus with a fully functional kitchen inside.
“It’s time for a new adventure. We’ve been in Barnegat for 21 years, and we fully intend on staying in this town and giving back to the community who has supported us for so long,” Wicks said.
The mobile eatery operates on the same concept as ice cream trucks. In fact, Just Keep Eatin’ received the same kind of license from the local municipality and must follow the same guidelines. It is the first food truck that originates from Barnegat.
According to regulations, Just Keep Eatin’ can only stay parked on public property for fifteen minutes without prior authorization. It’s also available by invitation for private event and can legally function as a mobile eatery anywhere in Ocean County.
Customers looking for Just Keep Eatin’ can consult the food truck’s Facebook page or Instagram at @justkeepeatin_nj for details.
“Eventually, we would like to have a few usual spots that people will know where to find us, but for now we are just going to be figuring out which places work best for our customers and us,” Wicks said.
For starters, Just Keep Eatin’ will be at the Barnegat Municipal Docks the next three Saturdays at 6pm for the last concerts of Barnegat’s Summer Concert Series.
“You can expect to see Just Keep Eatin’, at upcoming community events at the municipal docks, haunted hayrides, and more,” said Wicks.
Sub Busters began in the old Cumberland Farms strip mall in Barnegat in 1998. After news that the strip mall would be knocked down, they moved to the location that is closing this week.