The owners of Empanadas Aqui announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday, May 11 that the Taste of Cincinnati festival on Memorial Day weekend will be the final day of operation for their food truck.
The brick-and-mortar spot in Mason closed in January and co-owner Brett Johnson said that since then, he has made a career change and the food truck became his second job. He also wrote that the truck’s head chef and manager recently stepped down to care for family members.
While Johnson said they already planned for this to be Empanadas Aqui’s last year, they moved up the closure due to these issues.
“We love you all and are honored to have gotten to know you all. Thank you for your support these past 8 years. This is a bittersweet but welcomed change. We will miss being a part of your lives and families as many of you have brought us in to cater your weddings, birthday parties, grad parties, office parties, and milestones!” read the post.
Owners Pat Fettig, Brett and Dadnitri Johnson first opened their food truck in 2014 as a way for Dadnitri, a Venezuela native, to share a taste of home with the hungry folks of Greater Cincinnati and pay homage to the country she dearly missed.