About The Truck Stop

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About The Truck Stop
Meet Ben Popik of The Truck Stop in Belize


The Truck Stop is Belize's first shipping container food truck park, and San Pedro’s entertainment destination! Come try our different, exciting food options from our food trucks, or cool off with some ice cream from our ice cream shop. We are excited to announce the opening of San Pedro’s only beer garden! Now featuring 6 craft beers on tap plus Belikin and Landshark! We also have a saltwater swimming pool with a swim-up bar, three 18-foot movie theatre screens, an extensive outdoor gameing area, and a different fun event going on every night – including live music, game shows, multimedia trivia, movie nights, and all sorts of other special events. We hope you have a chance to come say hi, and maybe even participate in one of our fun weekly events!

We're located one mile north of the bridge on the way to Secret Beach -- you can't miss us!

Meet the Owners

Kimberly and Daniel are a husband-wife team who bring a combined 47 years of hospitality experience with them to the Truck Stop. They met through a mutual friend in Austin, TX in 2012, as Kimberly was opening a new boutique style night club, AMPED, across the street from a group of restaurants Daniel managed. As the years progressed, they worked together through partnerships in multiple Bar and restaurant concepts, launched a hospitality consulting company, and eventually landed in Denver, CO. Both assisting with the expansion of a food hall group focused on helping first time hospitality business owners launch concepts.

They bring with them a diverse background in operations ranging from mom & pop restaurants, to James Beard Award winners, nightclubs, and everything in between. Outside of their day to day they launched a charity to feed displaced hospitality workers in the Denver Metro area during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Operation Family Meal was born in a time of need, in order to support our friends, colleagues, and neighbors. They successfully provided over 10,000 meals and arranged for 2,000 hours of free professional mental health services to hospitality workers, aligning with CHOWco, an area 501c3 to bring this service to fruition.

They have since expanded their careers taking over the Truck Stop, in Ambergris Caye, Belize in 2020 shifting their focus to operating their first international project together. While navigating the challenging times of the pandemic in 2020, they were able to finally take ownership of Truck Stop in 2021. The Truck Stop is Belize’s premier entertainment destination featuring 3 full-service restaurants, an ice cream shop, 3 bars, San Pedro’s only beer garden, 2 stages, a saltwater pool, nightly live music, weekly events, and all the bar and outdoor games your heart desires.

They are proudly involved in the community and contribute to a multitude of local charities including Hope Haven a non-profit children’s home and food bank, ACES Wildlife Rescue, and SAGA Humane Society. They recently launched The Sweet Lou Foundation through SAGA, which helps senior dogs and senior citizens connect. In addition, the Truck Stop hosts a monthly market featuring vendors from all around the country, offering them the largest platform to showcase their goods on Ambergris Caye. Kimberly and Daniel intend on continuing to promote the growth of the community and of individuals by launching their first international restaurant incubator in Belize in 2023.