A local food truck owner is back in business after a horrific accident

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Five months ago, Brandon Burkette could barely stand for more than a few minutes without excruciating pain. Now he’s back in the kitchen doing what he loves most. He travels from place to place in his food truck serving some of his favorite dishes.

“I’m glad I’m still here and able to do what I’m doing,” Burkette said.

Back in May, Burket had a serious car accident. Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to pull him out.

“I’m still not 100%,” Burkette said.

The vehicle he was driving towing his food truck was totaled. Burkette spent three days in the hospital with multiple broken bones.

I broke my collarbone, five ribs and my right foot, Burkette said.

The accident, which limited Burkette’s mobility for months, happened just before the start of the summer season. This is the time when food truck owners make most of their income for the year.

I stayed on the couch for a good month and a half. Almost two months probably,” Burkette said. “I was planning on making at least $80,000 in revenue and it’s all gone.”

But with time, the support of his family, and one new truck later, he’s back in business, once again serving the community.

“I’m happy to be back and serving people and making food that I love. It’s like being new again. I’m back to that nervous feeling when you do something new for the first time even though I’ve done it before,” Burkette said.

Rose Gold’s Bistro will be at The Hounds Restaurant and Tap Taver on Saturday, October 22nd from 12pm to 5pm.

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