Meet Peugeot’s burger van of the future

Peugeot has unveiled its newest concept creation, the Peugeot Food Truck, an exploration of how the food vans of the future could look.

Officially named Le Bistrot du Lion, the new restaurant on wheels is due to take the centre stage at Peugeot’s stand during the 2015 Milan Design Week, which starts next week.

A unique one-off design, the dynamic model is compact and perfectly suited for the hustle and bustle of urban motoring, with short front and rear overhangs but a long wheelbase for impressive load volume.

Unique new design

Despite its compact dimensions, the food truck can spread its wings to double its width, offering a versatile space that can easily adapt to any and all environments.

It features separate areas for food preparation, eating and refreshments, and it also incorporates a DJ booth, a set of eight high-end speakers and a 46-inch screen to keep guests entertained.

Peugeot designed the food truck in conjunction with French catering vehicle specialists Euromag, who helped to ensure functionality and compliance with standards and hygiene regulations.

Kitted out with professional-grade preparation and cooking appliances, which have all been designed to be multi-functional, the truck is able to adapt from haute cuisine to fast food and everything in-between.

Two grilling plates and four induction burners feature on board, along with a deep fryer and two refrigerators with 750-litres of storage space between them to keep drinks and items cold.

Alongside that, it also features a professional espresso machine courtesy of Rocket Espresso, which can provide patrons with coffee at the end of their meals.

Built in cookers, fridges and espresso machine

Cathal Loughnane, head of Peugeot’s Design Lab, said: “The end-users are always at the heart of all of our designs. For the Peugeot ‘Food Truck’, we wanted to create a complete mobile cuisine experience, not only creating a kitchen for the chef but a restaurant and cafe for the customers.

“We also wanted to create a real sense of surprise as the compact Peugeot ‘Food Truck’ transforms into an amphitheatre-like dining space ‘Le Bistrot du Lion’.”

To demonstrate the truck’s capabilities, Peugeot has selected talented French chef Sven Chartier to show it off during Milan Design Week,

Using only locally-grown organic ingredients, Sven will prepare a range of meals for patrons at the fair, which is the largest trade fair of its kind in the world with nearly 3,000 different exhibitors.

Still firmly in the concept stage, it’s unknown whether Le Bistrot du Lion will ever make it into production, but Peugeot’s range of new cars and vans can be bought today from Perrys Peugeot dealerships.