Claiming the title of Door County’s largest food truck, the Jolly’s Street Pizza vehicle is hard to miss. It’s custom built and measures 24 feet long and eight feet wide and high.
“We have been working two years to plan and build this truck,” said Marcy Stark, co-owner with her husband, Tom. “Tom designed it and built it himself. The serving well is 10 feet by three feet and allows us to be able to talk to customers on the same level.” The truck is completely self-sufficient courtesy of having its own state-certified power and water sources, and it’s insulated and heated to be able to serve year-round.
“Tom even thought of a heater for the well to keep my feet warm!” Marcy said.
The XL truck began serving officially Aug. 1, and the Starks already have plenty of customers who are eager to try their made-from-scratch family recipes from the ’60s. The Starks – Tom, Marcy, and their two daughters, Bailey and Cassidy, are carrying on the family tradition of running a pizzeria business, with Bailey and Cassidy kicking off the third generation’s involvement.
Tom’s parents, Roger and Trudy, originated Jolly Roger’s Pizza and opened five locations, with the last opening in Sturgeon Bay 30 years ago. That location is long closed, but the Starks are ready to serve Jolly’s pizza again – this time on the street. The food truck offers specialty and build-your-own pizzas, pizza slices, salads and breadsticks.
“Our dough is made fresh two days ahead to make the perfect crust; all of our ingredients are fresh – no frozen toppings allowed; and we have the meat specially ground and seasoned with our family recipe,” Tom said. “The sauce is also our family recipe.”
Catch the truck between Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay and check out the schedule and menu at jollysstreetpizza.com.