New taco truck driving around Northeast Louisiana

A blue food truck is making its way around Northeast Louisiana offering ready-to-go Mexican specialties.

The Blue Taco food truck, which opened in 2020 during the pandemic, recently celebrated its second year in business. Owned by Casey and Taylor Sandidge, the food truck features fresh, authentic Mexican dishes.

Casey Sandidge said the food truck was a way for him to earn an income while he was sidelined in Grayson from working in the oil fields in the midst of COVID-19.

“I got stuck at home because I couldn’t travel so I thought about it for a month after being home,” Sandidge said. “I didn’t know if I was gonna go back to work so I talked it over with my wife and decided we should try out a food trailer.”

The Blue Taco serves up a variety of traditional Mexican specialties, such as tacos, taco salads and quesadillas.

Sandidge said he chose to specialize in Mexican food because it is a niche in the food truck business. He said he previously debated on going with barbecue.

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“Around here there’s always barbecue. I said, ‘What could I do that nobody else is doing?’,” Sandidge said. “You’ve got your Mexican restaurants but I ran across a taco truck around here.”