Lucky Slice to take pizza around northern Utah in new food truck
A truck acquired by Lucky Slice Pizza to be converted into a food truck.
Photo supplied/Lucky Slice Pizza

Lucky Slice Pizza now has a food truck

OGDEN — An Ogden pizza favorite is spreading its range with a couple pairs of wheels.

Lucky Slice Pizza teased its Facebook followers Thursday with a photo of a “special project” on its page, which owner Mike McDonald confirmed to be a food truck in a phone interview Friday.

“We’re crossing our fingers we’ll be ready by June 2 for the first Twilight show,” McDonald said. Lucky Slice Pizza is scheduled to serve food for the first concert of the Ogden Twilight concert series.

McDonald said Lucky Slice has been doing between 25-50 events for each of the past few years — business catering events, weddings, the Ogden Twilight series and Ogden Arts Festival, to name a few — by setting up tents and equipment. Having a mobile truck will make the process a lot easier, he said.

While the bulk of the food truck’s operation will revolve around such events, McDonald said it may occasionally be involved in food truck roundups as well.

“We’ve got about 40 events already scheduled out for just this year,” he said. 

The truck will house two 8-foot pizza ovens, a cooler and preparation area to make each pizza completely from scratch, just as it is done in the restaurant, said Chase Burch, marketing manager for Lucky Slice Pizza. The menu will feature about four to six different types of pizza, mostly fan-favorites but subject to rotation.

McDonald said the food truck is still in early planning stages, so information on the truck’s availability is still forthcoming. Still, he is confident it will be a successful venture.

“We’re hoping to get our name out,” McDonald said. “We don’t do any advertising. It’s a low-risk commitment to go out there and get people who are hungry to eat our food, love it and then come to our store.”