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What the Schnitzel, a food truck, will launch in Herndon this weekend

Food truck What the Schnitzel is pulling into Herndon (courtesy Melanie Glover)

(Updated at 1:40 p.m.) A German food truck is officially opening its doors in Herndon.

What The Schnitzel — described as the first and only food truck in the Northern Virginia area that sells German fusion cuisine — is celebrating its soft opening on Saturday (July 29) at Arts Herndon. It will be on site from noon to 5 p.m. at the building (750 Center Street).

Melanie Glover founded the business after growing up in the restaurant industry in Germany.

Working as a personal chef under the business name Coburger Bistro, Glover says she wanted to apply her passion for cooking and sharing food after living the U.S. for 17 years. She runs the truck with her son Devin, who both live in Reston and share a passion for cooking.

They chose Arts Herndon for the launch of What the Schnitzel because of its prime location, according to Glover.

“Arts Herndon is great local spot that has lots to offer, and is also a great friend to us and a business partner as well,” she said.

Glover says she chose to launch a food truck over a brick and mortar location because of flexibility in operations and the ability to reach different customers.

Items on the menu include apple strudel and schnitzel sandwiches from around the world.

Devin came up with the name — WTS for short — in an effort to come up with something funny and catchy.

“The main idea is a schnitzel going around the world, so we felt What the Schnitzel was a perfect name to capture that vision and as well as being something people can easily remember,” Glover said.

(Correction: This story initially misspelled Melanie Glover’s name as “Grover.” We apologize for the error and thank commenter Steve Dyas for pointing it out.)