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As someone who spent time in Germany as a child and during his 20 years of military service, Oktoberfest brings out the würst in Tom Collins. He’s celebrating the culture and food he’s come to love through the debut of his new food truck, PineWürst.

Tom founded Moore County’s first German food truck — also his first foray into the food service industry — after spending time doing market research and working alongside his mentor, Brittany Arsi, in her Meat & Greek food truck.

The business is Tom’s Army retirement plan and his professional pursuit of Gemütlichkeit, the German concept of wellbeing and contentment that he’s long been practicing during Sunday dinners with friends and family at home. “I just really enjoy making people happy through food, and helping people experience that feeling of coziness and contentedness. It makes me happy to make others happy,” he says.

Tom is hitting the ground running at pretzel prime time with schnitzel, curry, sauerkraut and more. The menu includes products from local butchers, bakers and breweries — like beer cheese created with Hatchet Brewing Co.’s DILLIGAF lager.

Ready to do your wurst? 

  • The truck served its first gig at Rec Room tonight (Thursday), and it will be at Southern Pines Growler Co.’s Oktoberfest celebrations. 
  • Want to see the menu? Get it on Instagram.
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