Cannabis-themed Food Trucks Coming to Colorado

AmeriCanna Café trucks will park at cannabis dispensaries to serve hemp-infused foods.

February 04, 2019

DENVER, Colo. – Illegal Burger, a Denver restaurant chain, will soon launch cannabis-themed food trucks in Colorado, according to Nation’s Restaurant News.

Called AmeriCanna Café, the food trucks will roll out this spring, parking at cannabis dispensaries and offering a menu of foods containing hemp. The trucks will serve as a pilot program before the company opens a similar brick-and-mortar restaurant, said an AmeriCanna spokesperson.

The menu has not been finalized, but Illegal Burger is developing a CBD-infused seasoning and a CBD-infused truffle aioli, which serve as “add-on” seasonings. The trucks also are expected to sell smoothies that customers can spike with THC oil, the key psychoactive substance found in cannabis plants.

The five-unit Illegal Burger concept is owned by Denver-based West Coast Ventures Group Corp., which also operates a full-service Mexican restaurant in Evergreen, Colo. Last week, the company announced plans to franchise the Illegal Burger brand. Though no franchise agreements have been signed, the company plans to open three new company-owned Illegal Burgers in 2019 and 150 by 2021, targeting states like Colorado and California where recreational marijuana use is legal.

But the road ahead is still murky for convenience stores sales of CBD and CBD-infused products.  NACS had prepared a fact sheet (Member Only) to help you navigate what’s legal and what’s not for CBD retailing.