New Food Truck Alert: Gourmet Command Center (With Their Badass 17-Foot Former SWAT Vehicle)

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Lauren Saria
Gourmet Command Center owners Bernie and Cindie Boyles
We've always liked guys in trucks, although we never though we'd apply the rule to food trucks. That was until Gourmet Command Center hit the streets in their purple and black, totally pimped out, former-SWAT-surveillance-vehicle now turned food truck.

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This roving kitchen demands to be taken seriously, folks. We mean it.

The Business: Gourmet Command Center, Gourmet Mobile Food & Catering Truck

What You Need to Know: Think East Coast inspired cuisine like cheese steaks, hoagies and subs. They're hoping to offer Maryland crab cakes, soft-shell crab sandwiches and shrimp po'boys at catered and special events. Never-fail sides like seasoned and sweet potato fries round out the offerings with deep-fried pickles and fried green tomatoes shoring up the menu's regional flare.

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Lauren Saria
Gourmet Command Center burger
The Owners: Husband and wife team, Bernie Boyle & Cindie Powell-Boyle with assistance from family such as Bernie's brother Mike and sometimes, their kids. Cindie hails from South Jersey and the Boyle brothers claim Maryland roots. Together they're bringing their take on eastern seaboard flavors to the Sonoran Desert.

The Boyles own a candle shop in Glendale, but Bernie's got experience cooking in restaurant kitchens and comes from a family of restaurateurs. They couple say they have a passion for the business, even though it's "no cakewalk." (Despite having air conditioning, Bernie lost eight pounds on his first day working inside the truck's blisteringly hot kitchen - now that's a labor of love.)

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Lauren Saria
Gourmet Command Center buffalo cheesesteak
Although the Boyles looked for a brick-and-mortar location to open a restaurant, Cindie says they struggled to find a location that fit their menu. Instead, like so many others, they decided to take the food truck route. They learned to appreciate the hands-on business model and immediate feedback from customers.

"We are people-people," says Cindy. "In a restaurant, you can hide behind your servers bit when you have a truck, you're it."


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North Scottsdale Farmers Market

9343 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

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bmxmom3boys
bmxmom3boys

Correction on the Size, It's large A Beast for sure but it's 17Ft Long and 12' 6" height! Thank you Lauren for such a wonderful article! We look forward to Serving our new followers come see the truck for yourself and have some great food!

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Follow this hardworking couple and their yummy food to any of the locations mentioned, or better yet, have them cater your special event in the Goodyear, Glendale, Phoenix area! 

 

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