Frank Jackson said he and his wife, Bel, were looking for a way to support local Texas-based artists. After being in the music business professionally since 1998, he said he decided to open up a food truck venue where he could incorporate his love for live music.

The Table at Madeley opened April 6 in Conroe, which Jackson claims is Montgomery County’s only food truck park with indoor seating as well as outdoor seating.

In addition to space for guests, indoor arrangements include a small stage for local musicians. Outdoors, there is a bigger stage and space to seat 150 guests.

Jackson said he hosts artists he used to work with as well as local Texas-based artists to provide an avenue for them to express their work. For food options, the park features three permanent food trucks with one rotating truck a week.

The permanent trucks are Taste The Asian, which offers a variety of noodles and fried rice; The Fix by PR, specializing in Mexican food and barbecue; and Mozos, which makes tacos, wings and protein skewers. According to Jackson, the food trucks have a one-year contract.

“It is not easy sitting on that truck for 11-12 hours a day, five days a week,” Jackson said. “So the trucks have to be fully staffed with more than one owner to be successful, and that’s our goal is to get them to that point.”

The venue also offers a variety of specialty wines such as Austin Hope, Prisoner and Bootleg.

Jackson said he bought the land for The Table at Madeley in 2018 when it was run down.

He said the original building could not be saved; however, the current building has pieces from the old building that could be salvaged. In addition to food trucks, The Table at Madeley offers a variety of local drafts by Southern Star Brewing Co., Lone Pint and Back Pew, according to Jackson.

The venue also offers a variety of specialty wines such as Austin Hope, Prisoner and Bootleg. Jackson said he intends on offering mixed drinks beginning in June.

Jackson said the Conroe community has welcomed the business; he said the most rewarding part of owning and running the food truck park is hearing the uplifting comments from the community. Jackson said he has received encouraging comments from the community that ensures his business is on the right track.

“Customer service is the most important part of our experience here,” Jackson said. “We want you to feel like you are coming into our home.”

Jackson said the name behind The Table at Madeley has both biblical and historical significance. The biblical meaning pairs with the teachings that all are welcome to Jesus’ table, Jackson said.

He said he learned the historical ties of the Madeley name date beyond the street name to the 1850s when the Madeley family settled in Montgomery County.

“People of all walks, all are welcome to sit at [Jesus’] table,” Jackson said. “We love that message and want to express it in our business. Come one, come all to The Table.”

The Table at Madeley

316 Madeley St., Conroe


Hours: Wed.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; closed Mon.-Tue.