Quick Facts

Scratch made comfort foods from our childhood such as grilled cheese, sloppy joe’s and fried bologna.

Frank and Carlotta Perla

The Big Ben Cheeseburger with crinkle cut fries takes us back!

Old School Grub is based in Apache Junction and serves all of Central Arizona

The Old School Grub Story

Frank and Carlotta Perla have a passion to bring a quality, old school burger and other comfort foods from the 70’s and 80’s to the community.

Frank’s culinary passion started at a young age in the kitchen with his grandfather who was originally from Chua wawa, Mexico.  Growing up in La Puenta, California, his grandfather taught him to cook the old school way – fitting as “Old School” later became Frank’s nickname!  His grandfather believed, as Frank does as well, that if you take your time and put your heart and soul into the meal you are preparing, everyone will taste the difference.

After a 35 year long career as a flatbed truck driver, a handful of surgeries forced Frank into retirement.  He decided it was time in life to do something he loves and cooking was the natural choice.  He couldn’t think of a better way to spend his retirement than seeing the looks on people’s faces as they taste his food.

Meanwhile in Nashville, Tennessee, Carlotta grew up with a passion for singing since the age of 3 and a dream of singing full time brought her to the Valley 20 years ago.  Along with being Frank’s right hand on the truck, she sings at over 100 nursing homes around the Valley and feels blessed to be able to touch others with something she loves.  She also hosts karaoke at several resorts around the East Valley.  While cooking is not her first passion, it’s not hard to see she enjoys being part of Frank’s passion as they get to make people smile together.

Frank and Carlotta have such sweet spirits with passion that is visible when you meet them.  They came together in their love for the Steelers, their fur babies (9 dogs & 4 cats) and their passion for enriching the lives of those around them.  Stop by and say hi to them next time you see the truck on the streets and don’t forget to have them make you your favorite childhood comfort food!

Old School Grub

Street Menu

All Sandwiches served with Crinkle Fries

Frank makes the burger patties fresh daily

All Bread is specialty made daily at The Bread Basket in Mesa


homemade with BBQ sauce and green bell peppers served on our homemade onion buns with pickles


1 homemade patty on a fresh bun with special sauce, mustard, pickles and cheese


2 homemade patties on a fresh bun with special sauce, mustard, pickles and extra cheese


fresh patty, swiss cheese, special sauce and grilled onions served on rye bread


crinkle cut fries topped with carne asada, homemade pico, cheese and sour cream


white bread and cheese just like mom made it (or choose jalepeno cheddar bread)


cheese, homemade pico and carne asada
or cheese only


fried bologna with mustard, pickles and egg on a fresh bun

See what others are saying about Old School Grub!

Old School Grub is the epitome of what a quality food truck should be. Amazing food that will make you track down their location for more, a fun and hip looking truck that’s kept clean and beautiful (even if they are Steelers fans lol) and the friendliest owners who love what they do and it shows in every single plate served. We love us some Old School Grub and so will you… go find them today!!

Angela V.Facebook Review

Absolutely great food! Frank and Carlotta are the nicest people ever!! I had the Big Ben Burger, it was Amazing and french fries are so so good! I would definitely drive to wherever they are when i want to treat myself! Carne Asada fries next!
Go Steelers!!!

Patricia D.Facebook Review

Friendly people living out their dream! Great food, great sloppy joes. You have to try them when the come to your neighborhood.Go Steelers!!!

Brian B.Facebook Review

Met Frank and his lovely wife this evening…such nice people! We had a cheeseburger and carne asada fries which were AMAZING!!

Old School Grub has new fans…thank you

Pedro M.Facebook Review

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