Laramie-based ‘On the Hook’ truck makes stop in Fairbury Wednesday

Laramie-based ‘On the Hook’ truck makes stop in Fairbury Wednesday
On the Hook Fish and Chips set up at the Orscheln's parking lot in Fairbury on Wednesday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

FAIRBURY, NE – A food truck company that makes hundreds of stops in four midwest states was in Fairbury on Wednesday.

On the Hook Fish and Chips set up at the Orscheln’s parking lot from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., serving freshly caught Wild Alaska cod, beer-battered fries, along with homemade sriracha mayo and tartar dipping sauces.

The fish is caught by an Alaskan fishing vessel called the Northern Leader. The vessel catches Wild Alaska Cod and other ground fish species in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, and Aleutian Islands.

On the Hook employee and Beatrice native Jacob Adams says the company gives Nebraskans, and many Midwesterners, a chance to sample some cuisine that they wouldn’t be able to otherwise.

“We’re in Nebraska, so you don’t always find good fish around here,” Adams said. “Especially in the dead center of the U.S. It’s a little ways from the coast, so you get a good chance to try some good fish once in awhile.”

Adams reported 93 meals served in Fairbury as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, with many more expected to be served during the evening meal.

On the Hook was started in Laramie, Wyo. in May 2016 by two engineering students at the University of Wyoming. It now has four trucks that travel Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Nebraska.

This week alone, On the Hook will stop in Hastings, North Platte, Cozad and Hastings. Earlier this month, their trucks were in Wahoo, David City, Columbus, Aurora, Gering, Ogallala, Kimball, Arlington, Tekamah, Syracuse and Tecumseh.

They travel Tuesday-Saturday.

“We just kind of pick a town each day, and that’s where we go each week,” Adams said. “It’s a blur once we go to so many.”

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