The Corned Beef King Parks Permanently in Bethesda

An almost brick-and-mortar location for the popular sandwich truck.

The Corned Beef King brings its piled-high sandwiches to a permanent location in Bethesda. Photograph courtesy of Corned Beef King.

One of the most popular Maryland food trucks has found a new home. The Corned Beef King, formerly roaming the streets with piled-high sandwiches, will now go almost brick-and-mortar with a permanent location at the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market. Owner Jon Rossler will begin serving at 7155 Wisconsin Avenue on Saturday, July 12, and will be open daily from 11 to 9 going forward.

The King coach previously prepared for a temporary pop-up shop at a Bethesda gas station, but the deal fell through at the last minute. Rossler says the market location will be a more long-term operation that’ll grow as time goes on; future plans include delivery service and possibly late-night hours on weekends. Starting this weekend, diners can stop by for an expanded truck menu, with dishes such as mac and cheese, Italian subs, and prime rib steak and cheese joining the juicy corned beef, pastrami, and Reubens on fresh rye. Those watching their waistlines can also opt for salads topped with hand-carved turkey, shrimp, and tuna salad. A few picnic tables provide seating.

Bethesda won’t be the King’s last stop. Though the truck will no longer make the lunchtime rounds, Rossler says he’s actively searching for a permanent location in Rockville. You can also find a full CBK menu within an Olney Exxon Station at 18000 Georgia Avenue.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.