King Kups: McKinney food truck serves California-style Mexican street eats

King Kups is a food truck regularly parked behind a McKinney Exxon off of US 75. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)
King Kups is a food truck regularly parked behind a McKinney Exxon off of US 75. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)

King Kups is a food truck regularly parked behind a McKinney Exxon off of US 75. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)

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King Kups manager Bryan Acosta makes tacos. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)
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The best-selling elotes are layered with mayo, butter, crema, cheese, lime juice. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)
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King Kups manager Bryan Acosta makes tacos. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)
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Tacos are king at Kings Kups. (Courtesy Jean Ann Collins)
King Kups, a food truck permanently parked in McKinney, specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine.

Co-owners Frank Hernandez and Jennifer Hui said they pride themselves on offering a creative menu with a complete dining experience that provides an overall party-ready atmosphere.

The truck offers a variety of tacos, nachos and elotes, which is a Mexican street food served in a cup and composed of cooked sweet corn, topped with mayo, crema, chili powder, cheese and lime juice.

“We’re Texas-born, but we’ve been inspired by visits to California where they have been actively pushing Mexican food creativity,” Hernandez said. “King Kups offers a fun and tasty blend of traditional Tex-Mex and California-style Mexican food.”

According to Hernandez, he and Hui have been taco enthusiasts their entire lives.


“After I retired from a career in the nightlife industry where I frequented every DFW taco spot, I thought we could definitely bring something special to the food truck space,” he said. “Our goal was to create unique and delicious Mexican food along with a cool, edgy and fun element in the form of a food truck.”

Hernandez and Hui combined more than 20 years in business development and promotional experience to help build their new brand.

“We each bring a passion for cooking, along with a shared mindset for pushing boundaries,” Hernandez said.

Hernandez said choosing a location to park the food truck was easy.

“I’m a McKinney boy, born and raised,” he said. “Honestly, it would have been easier to start King Kups in Dallas, but I really wanted to bring that fun Dallas food truck vibe to McKinney. Why should Dallas have all the fun?”

Tacos top the menu at King Kups, which has been operating for about two years at the intersection of Virginia Parkway and US 75 behind Exxon.

“On an average day at our Exxon location, we’ll probably sell 100-200 tacos a day,” Hernandez said. “With our catering and special events, the taco count can peak into the thousands.”

But it is not just the food that keeps Hernandez in the food truck business, he said.

“The best part about operating a food truck is the people,” he said. “There is no better feeling than seeing the satisfied faces of our customers ... We treat everyone like family, provide music and go above and beyond.”

King Kups

202 N. Central Expressway, McKinney

214-994-6304

www.facebook.com/kingkupsofficial

Hours: Tue. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.,

Sat.-Sun. noon-5 p.m., closed Mon.

By Jean Ann Collins