Sibling Italian food trailers Regal Ravioli and Lunar Pizza are now closed. The last day of service for the two trucks, which were most recently located at Hi Sign Brewing at 1201 Bastrop Highway (east of 183 near Montopolis), was on Sunday, August 25.
Both trailers closed because the owner Zach Adams decided it was too much work to close the truck every year for inspections and permitting, according to a Twitter post. Adams elaborated to Eater that to-go and delivery orders through apps ultimately brought less profit and fewer tips for his staff.
However, there is the potential future project from the team, as teased by the Italian trailers’ social media accounts. It asked visitors to sign up for its newsletter for updates.
Adams clarified that “if Regal Ravioli or Lunar Pizza make another appearance, it will not be anytime in the near future and will definitely not be in the form of a food trailer,” but that he would be open to working on it as part of a team. He has accepted another position with incubator Kitchen United to address the business woes he faced.
Adams opened Regal Ravioli in 2011 at a food truck park on South First. It served handmade pasta like ravioli and gnocchi with the choice of several sauces. He followed that with Lunar Pizza, which opened in March 2018, serving thin-crust pizza. Then in February, both trailers relocated to Hi Sign.
Since Regal Ravioli and Lunar Pizza closed, a Taco Flats trailer will soon open at Hi Sign.
October 1: This article has been updated with statements from Zach Adams.