roach coach

roach coach

slang A food truck, a truck or van outfitted to be a mobile kitchen used to prepare and sell food at various locations. Everyone in the office likes to get food from the roach coach that parks outside at lunchtime, but I don't really care for anything they serve. There's a roach coach that always comes around to the dorms and frats in the evening to sell munchies to the stoned college students.
See also: coach, roach

roach-coach

n. a mobile snack truck. (The term was revived in the Persian Gulf War.) The roach-coach pulled up in front of the dorm every night about eleven.
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Meanwhile, a food truck in Belgium has capitalized on the "roach coach" insult by selling skewered bugs, dubbed "crickets on a stick." "They aren't really crickets, they're grasshoppers," explains owner Bart Smit, "but it sounds better to say 'cricket on a stick."
It's hoping to do for juicy thighs what The Great British Bake Off did for soggy bottoms, but the eight contestants on BBQ Champ wouldn't even get a job in my local kebab van, or as I like to call it, the roach coach. At least BBQ Champ's host Myleene Klass was honest when she said: "I'm not a cook," because neither is anyone else - at least not on charcoal anyway.
Other than ice cream and the occasional hot dog or pretzel, my only wheeled food experiences were with what is called a roach coach. Those vendors serve job sites that lack eating options by parking nearby and selling basic breakfasts, lunches, and snacks--wrapped foods, mostly, and not necessarily of any particular quality or freshness.
Danny is torn between his life as a Yale junior and his spring break job on his father's lunch truck, "The Roach Coach."
On race days, trailers park in the lot and turn into stores with varied product lines that put the old factory parking lot "roach coach" (my favorite term for lunch wagons) to shame.
The 'toon trio spend most of their time fighting various baddies such as the ferocious Mojo Jojo, a mutant chimp intent on conquering the world, and Roach Coach, a brilliant but out-of-control robot cockroach who's also bent on world domination.
Either people envisioned sandwich carts that set up shop outside construction sites, or they saw them as what many called "roach coaches" serving "street meat"--in short, not exactly places you'd want to buy a meal if you didn't want to regret it afterward
Their units were often called "roach coaches" because food safety was far from guaranteed.
Roach coached him for seven of eight fights before Rourke retired from the ring unbeaten.