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New food trucks hit Auburn streets

The Drive-By Tacos food truck sits in front of Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Auburn, Ala.
The Drive-By Tacos food truck sits in front of Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Auburn, Ala.

Whether the mood is sweet or savory for breakfast, Auburn now has two new mobile eating locations to accommodate. 

Drive-By Tacos and Bruxie are food trucks that serve the Auburn and Opelika area. Drive-By Tacos sells tacos, salads, nachos and sliders, while Bruxie specializes in serving up fried chicken and waffle sandwiches. 

An aqua blue food truck with Drive-By Tacos scrawled in red on the side can be seen in various places in the Auburn community. According to Drive-By Tacos' Instagram page, the business is family-owned and local. 

In July, Drive-By Tacos announced on Instagram that they were expanding their menu to include breakfast as well adding a new brick-and-mortar location called Drive-By-Breakfast in Auburn at 1188 Opelika Road. This location carries only the breakfast menu.

Drive-By Breakfast has a range of breakfast items from biscuits and burritos to crab cake Benedict. Drive-By Tacos and Drive-By Breakfast source all their ingredients locally and have said that the majority of their produce comes from George’s Farmers Market in Lafayette, Alabama. 

Drive-By Breakfast keeps customers updated with their weekly schedule and locations on their Instagram page @drivebybreakfast. Drive-By Breakfast is open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday through Sunday, at their sedentary location. Catering or online orders from both restaurants are available to be purchased through their website. 

Also making rounds in the Auburn community is Bruxie, a food truck that offers a variation on chicken and waffles: the chicken and waffle sandwich.

The original sandwich is the most popular item on the menu, Andrews said. The feedback from the community has been overwhelmingly positive.

Lee Andrews, Bruxie's general manager, said that the restaurant originated in California, but that the Bruxie locations in California are sedentary restaurants rather than food trucks.

“They weren’t using the truck out there, so we bought it,” Andrews said.

Andrews also said that Bruxie plans to build a restaurant in Auburn or Opelika in the future. 

Bruxie is set up in different locations throughout Auburn during the week. Bruxie’s whereabouts and hours of operation are posted on Instagram @au_bruxie. The truck welcomes invitations to apartment complexes, businesses and events for groups of 30 people or more, and the business can also be contacted for catering via email.  

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