Fire Truck Crepes is extinguishing hunger one crepe at a time.
Fire Truck Crepes, opened by Michelle and Bob Loop, operates out of a decommissioned fire truck and serves up sweet and savory crepes.
The kick ash husband and wife team opened up their food truck in Denver in 2015. The couple moved to College Station in 2017 to be closer to family.
Bob and Michelle worked as paramedics and firefighters before breaking into the food industry.
“Firefighting tends to run in the family,” Michelle Loop said. “We both have been in this industry for 20 plus years. His dad was a firefighter and my uncle was a firefighter.”
The couple made the switch from fighting fires to peddling crepes in an effort to create a legacy they could leave behind for their four children.
“It’s a wonderful profession but it’s not something you can leave to your children,” Michelle Loop said. “We wanted a legacy we could leave to our children.”
Two of the the Loop children even work at the food truck part time.
“We do pay them so they’re earning money but they’re also learning the value of hard work and and learning about customer service and running a business,” Michelle Loop said. “It’s probably one of my favorite parts is that we’re a family run business.”
The truck’s menu boasts 7 sweet crepe flavors and 7 savory crepe flavors. Customer favorites include Nutella and Fruit, a crepe stuffed with strawberries and bananas, smothered with Nutella and topped off with whipped cream; the Bacon, Spinach, and Tomato (the ingredients are in the name!); and the Lemon Berry Crumble, a crepe filled with sauteed mixed berries, sweet and crunchy oat streusel and drizzled with sweet-tart lemon glaze.
“Crepes are the perfect food,” Michelle Loop said. “You could stick almost anything in a crepe and it’s going to be delicious.”
The food truck also offers a kid’s menu. Junior firefighters can enjoy a PB&J crepe or a ham and cheese crepe.
Find the big red truck roaming around the city, popping up at festivals, football games and private events.