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Houston Food Truck Stolen And Set On Fire

The Bird was recovered in Brays Bayou

Put out an APB for this truck, y’all
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Earlier this week, the owners of Houston food truck The Bird discovered that thieves had stolen their business.

The roving eatery posted the terrible news to its Facebook page, urging fans to call police if they saw it out on the streets of Space City. Unfortunately, The Bird wasn’t quite so lucky. On Thursday afternoon, The Bird’s owners posted that their truck had been completely trashed, set on fire, and dumped in Brays Bayou.

The Bird first hit the Houston food truck scene in 2014, where it quickly developed a following for its waffle fry nachos, boneless wings, and chicken strips. “We want to thank everyone for all of the love and helping reposting [sic] trying to find it,” wrote chef-owner Carvis Turner. “Unfortunately, things just didn’t work out this time.”

No word yet on when The Bird will be able to bounce back after this loss, but Eater has reached out to Turner for more details.

Updated: Carvis Turner provided the following statement to Eater on the truck’s future.

This experience has been very trying for us. With the truck being found burnt up in a bayou and with our insurance being very uncertain, we honestly don't know what our next steps will be at this time. With that being said, in the upcoming weeks things will become a bit clearer as to what will happen next.