Sips Bites with a Side of Fun: Pepsi Food Truck Pop-Up Takes Half-Way-Tree
Patrons at the Pepsi Food Truck, Mall Plaza, on Friday, May 12.

The usual buzz of excitement associated with Fridays on Constant Spring Road was further amplified Friday, May 12, when the Pepsi Food Truck popped up at the Mall Plaza complete with music from Irie FM led by MC Lady Timry and DJ Lollipop.

Patrons wasted little time in joining the line to sample Chef Haleem Card's Escoveitch Snapper Tacos with Tostones (fried breadfruit) and Pepsi-braised Chicken Sub Sandwich with Roasted Sweet Corn. Each offering was delivered with a smile and a complimentary 20 oz Pepsi.

"Not much can compare to the perfect simplicity that is pan chicken, bright red ketchup and a piece of hardo bread," Chef Card expressed.

"With that being said, I believe my take on street food is something relatable, with a little flair and technique, that leaves you satisfied and secretly craving more," he added.

Pepsi-Cola Jamaica Brand Coordinator Yanique Dawkins added that the Pepsi Food Truck Pop-Up is a fantastic way to bring people together to enjoy delicious food and a refreshing Pepsi in a fun and exciting setting.

The truck's final stop is Montego Bay on May 28.

Thursday Food will be first in line.

Escoveitch snapper tacos with creamed callaloo, lettuce, pineapple salsa, sliced onions, thyme, cilantro and pickled beetroot, with a side of tostones.
Pepsi-braised chicken sub sandwich with roasted sweet corn, and escoveitch snapper tacos with fried breadfruit.
Escoveitch snapper tacos with creamed callaloo, lettuce, sliced onions, thyme, cilantro, pickled beetroot and pineapple salsa.
Kimberlene Ferguson was the Pepsi Food Truck's first customer.
Sarah O'Connor (right) demonstrated her version of the 'Pepsi Dance' to Irie FM's MC Lady Timry (left) and Pepsi ambassador Kerry-Ann Morrison.
Pepsi ambassadors on location (from left) Faith-Ann Davis, L'Jai Brown, Tatyanna Palmer, and Kerry-Ann Morrison.
The iconic duo - good food and an ice-cold Pepsi (Photo: Janeil Dickenson)
Jarvis Reynolds takes a moment to savour the first bite of the pepsi-braised chicken sub sandwich.
Pepsi-Cola Jamaica Brand Coordinator Yanique Dawkins presented Chevough Phipps with a gift voucher from Ammar's.
Pepsi Food Truck Pop-up guest chef Haleem Card was all set to introduce patrons to his innovative street food options.
Chef Card's innovative approach to street food included escoveitch snapper tacos topped with pickled beetroot.
Anita Blackwood-Hall was gifted a Pepsi courtesy of Pepsi Brand Coordinator Yanique Dawkins.
Pepsi-braised chicken sub sandwich with roasted bell pepper aioli, grilled vegetables and shredded cheese, with a side of roasted sweet corn.
An ice-cold Pepsi hit the spot for Khano Gordon.
Mario Mansip celebrated winning a prize from the Pepsi wheel.
Content creators Chad Luchey and Tonaya Wint had to capture the moment.
A chef's kiss of approval came from Iana Garcia for the Pepsi-braised chicken sub sandwich.

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