There is no cafeteria here on site, so for those that did not pack lunch for work (me), the Mexican lunch truck (the ‘roach coach’ as we call it affectionately), shows up at noon. It’s a big truck outfitted with a mobile kitchen, a food serving window and an icebox (for the mango flavored soda with real sugar). Jarritos (‘little jars’) is a popular brand of soft drink in Mexico. The business was started by Don Francisco ‘El Güero’ Hill in 1950.
Our lunch truck driver is actually from El Salvador, but his wife is from Mexico. Is the drug/ gang violence in Mexico getting any better? I asked. No – if anything it’s getting worse, he told me.