By Robin Wojtanik
Fresh Out the Box expanding into Marineland Plaza storefront
Fresh Out the Box is preparing to serve its Asian-inspired specialties across a counter and not out of a window for the first time ever.
After nearly three years in a food truck, the entrepreneurs will open their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Kennewick’s Marineland Plaza, which is in the midst of renovations to update its look.
Owners Jimmy and Jenny Nguyen describe their menu as “Asian fusion street food.”
Their new restaurant will be housed in the space once occupied by smoothie and juice bar Fruitlandia.
The commercial-sized kitchen will allow the couple to expand their menu to offer items they had been unable to create in the limited confines of their mobile restaurant. This includes a katsu burger and their version of a Korean quesadilla.
The new menu items will build on what have already become popular mainstays with customers, including pineapple tacos, fusion burritos and a twist on a Philly cheese steak using bulgogi beef.