A Lancaster-based food company is opening a kitchen in York.
In June, Baron Von Schwein will start cooking at 35 W. Market St. and then sell the food from its food truck.
It's taking over the site of the former Jim & Nena's Pizzaria, which closed in September.
The news might be especially pleasing to local residents who waited in the rain at the city's two foodstruck events.
"We always do well there. York residents seem to get really excited about new foods," said Jordan Pfautz, owner of the Lancaster company.
From its food truck, Baron Von Schwein sells modern barbecue dishes, homemade sodas and pork buns.
Pfautz has talked about possibly having a restaurant in York, but for now he will use its West Market Street address just for cooking.
More visits: Yorkers may see the Baron Von Schwein food truck around more often. The owner expects to be in town once a week to cook and occasionally hosts pop-up restaurants at Wolfgang Candy, York Technical Institute, the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center, Holy Hound and city events.
"We love coming to York," Pfautz said.
Not only do the food truck's products sell well in York, the price is right.
"We chose to have our kitchen in York because it was much less expensive than Lancaster," he said.
Baron Von Schwein previously used a shared commercial kitchen in Lancaster, similar to YorKitchen downtown, and grew out of it.
"We're doing too much volume now. The old Jim & Nena's space has everything we need and gives us a lot more room," Pfautz said.
Baron Von Schwein is gearing up for the next foodstruck, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 in Penn Park.
"We're really excited," he said.
— Reach Candy Woodall at firstname.lastname@example.org.