After June fire delays opening, Bill’s Rotisserie ready for business |

After June fire delays opening, Bill’s Rotisserie ready for business

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Billand#8217;s Rotisserie is open for business a half-year after a fire in June delayed its start.

The fire started sometime during the night of June 22, 2009, causing an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to a previous Sierra Sun report. No one was hurt.

After months of renovation the restaurant, located on Highway 89 South in the Crossroads Shopping Center, celebrated its grand opening Saturday, Dec. 19.

and#8220;We were trying to open last summer around July and we were doing a remodel on the kitchen, to move the exhaust hood to the front … The roofer got something too hot and it smoldered, then probably caught something overnight,and#8221; said Owner Bill Fox.

Insurance covered the damage, but delayed the opening about 6 months, which wasnand#8217;t all bad news, Fox said, as it allowed the restaurant to provide drive-thru service.

and#8220;We were able to set another hood in the back so the drive-thru is ready to go; at first we didnand#8217;t know about using the drive-thru, but itand#8217;s fully operational,and#8221; Fox said. and#8220;In the long run I think we are better off for it.and#8221;

The restaurant offers chicken, tri-tip steak and pork cooked on a rotisserie, as well as burritos, tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and sandwiches, among other menu items.