To the normal person, “Food Truck Fridays” probably sounds like something that would relate to the unloading of a truck at a restaurant when they are low on stock. But in Kansas City and their growing culture of food truck entrepreneurs, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Hundreds of food truck vendors make their way through the downtown area every week at several little pit stops to serve up delicious goods like gourmet sandwiches, cupcakes, coffee, fruit smoothies and even pizza. It is a booming business that has plenty of repeat customers. In fact, once people see the trucks pull up – lines start forming that very second.
Food Truck Fridays is a fantastic way for people in Kansas City to get a little taste of something different and it is also a great way for businesses to earn some extra money. It is a win-win situation for everyone and it seems that both sides are happy with the outcome.
The food truck business has taken off so much that it has gotten to the point that the food trucks have no place to park. The Star actually thought of a great idea and allowed trucks to park in their parking lot and allowed their readers to come hang out as well.
And what an idea it was. The annual 2012 Food Truck Friday kicked off with trucks from businesses like Cajun Cabin, Wilma’s Good Food, Cajun Bistro, 3 Girls Cupcakes, Magical Meatball Tour, Indios Carbonsitos, CoffeeCakeKC and the Good You.
It looks like this year was a success and it can only go on from here.