Vicki Vail’s

Gourmet Burgers
Gourmet burgers and made from scratch sides.

HRFTA: Types of food/treats sold:
Handcrafted gourmet burgers, loaded fries, made from scratch sides, soups, salads and desserts. We are proud to offer vegetarian and vegan options. We can create celiac- and gluten-free friendly meal options.

  • Where are you based and what cities are you permitted? We are based in Virginia Beach. We are licensed in Norfolk, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
  • What separates your food truck from the rest? Our love of creating craveable foods, our calling to serve others, and just doing things the right way. B.J. and I work together with our two adult children, Ross and Isabella. We model honesty and integrity and kindness. It is important to us that our children adopt the same values in life and in the workplace.
  • What did you do before you owned a food truck? I have worked in many positions in the restaurant industry, including bartender, server, prep/line cook, training coordinator and management. I attended college for culinary arts in Virginia Beach. And of course, I’ve dreamed of owning a food truck. My family also has many years of experience in the food service industry.
  • What do you like most about having a food truck? Being my own boss. I don’t feel pressured to make compromises just to make a profit. I am able to create memories thru my food. I cook from the heart and many of my creations come from my mood. You’ll see fun and quirky additions as well as some spicy or beer-ladened foods.
  • Where did the name of your food truck come from? Vicki Vail has been my nickname (or vickname, haha) since my husband, B.J. and I began dating back in 1989.
  • Why did you decide to join HRFTA? The association is a wonderful group of people with decades of knowledge. They organize fun events and promote catering. The members have been working hard on creating a harmonious relationship between food trucks and breweries, corporations, municipalities and restaurant owners. It’s a positive group of like-minded individuals who come together to raise each higher.
  • Any other comments? We would like to thank the businesses, local breweries, schools and the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake for inviting us to share our love of food with you all!
Owners: Vicki and B.J. Kaufmann


Phone: 757-301-6117