It's always a bummer when a beloved local business closes and has unfortunately been a rather frequent situation since the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020.

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Most recently, a popular food truck known for having the "best burger in Grand Junction" has announced its final day of operation.

Grand Junction Colorado's Smoken CEO Closes for Good

The city of Grand Junction, Colorado is home to numerous top-tier food trucks. Unfortunately, the city is now home to one fewer as The Smoken CEO announced on Facebook that the business had closed its doors for good.

In case you're not familiar, The Smoken CEO featured such menu items as their signature Diablo Cuban Grilled Cheese, Loaded Crazy Dogs, and according to the food truck's website, the Best Burgers in Grand Junction.

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The food truck's official Facebook page made the announcement on Monday, April 8, 2024, citing poor sales this past winter as well as the inflation of the price of ingredients as the primary reasons for the decision to close up shop.

However, it would appear that while the food truck business will no longer exist, the owners of the Smoken CEO do still plan to cook their signature sandwiches and burgers at special events as well as barbecue competitions around Western Colorado.

While unfortunate for the owners of the food truck business and fans of the truck's food, the Facebook post announcing closure carried some positivity as the owners made a point to reflect on the business' "awesome journey" and the friends they'd made along the way.

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37 Food Trucks of the 2022 FoCo Food Truck Rally

One of the best outdoor events in the Choice City is the annual FoCo Food Truck Rally at City Park.

With so many food trucks and so many different kinds of foods to try at the Fort Collins Food Truck Rally every summer, it could feel overwhelming to decide which food truck to check out during your visit.

Here's a look at those that attended in 2022. And here's hoping they'll all the there again this summer or setting up at a corner near you (soon).

Gallery Credit: Maxx

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