Anthony Thomas used to build fire trucks but his entrepreneurial itch had to be scratched.

After building his own food truck Thomas, 46, of Beavercreek, began operating it in the Wright Dunbar Business District part-time starting in 2019. He used his mother’s taco recipe that everyone in the family loved and found his taco truck was a hit.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he decided to make a change in his life, quitting his job at Sutphen Corp. in Urbana and operating the food truck full time.

In February he opened his Taco Street Co. in the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

“It is so rewarding to see people eat your food and love it and know that its good,” Thomas said.