Blog Post: The more food trucks the merrier

Blog Post: The more food trucks the merrier

Hasani Wheat
on Sep 26, 2011

This is a conversation about a blog post from Taryn Higgins: The more food trucks the merrier

Northeast Ohio loves food trucks and food trucks love Northeast Ohio. Although Northeast Ohio is the least likely region to eat out on a regular basis (according to a recent survey by livingsocial), food trucks are growing faster in popularity here than in any other region in the country. The concept of affordable gourmet food on the move is perfect for Northeast Ohio, where the population is sprawled. Food trucks can go to concentrations of people, also filling the void of food desserts in some areas. Gourmet food on the move also falls in line with the Midwestern, laid back attitude Northeast Ohioans exude. 

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on 2014-10-30T13:40:06+00:00
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Hasani Wheat
on Sep 26, 2011 - 5:10 pm

I agree with this assessment of the value of food trucks. Considering that there are multiple colleges and universities in Cleveland and in the surrounding suburbs, I would think that food trucks, given the permission from these institutions, would be a positive benefit not only to the people that attend the institution but to the general community as well. 

I went to a school where there was a food truck nearby my residence. The food truck would have operating hours usually after the work day so if people wanted to, they could grab a bite to eat on the way home. The food truck would often have operating hours until midnight. Most of the fast food places closed before midnight so the food truck was a viable option for a late night snack. 

Other anchors in the community that generate high volumes of traffic could also benefit from food trucks. Maybe local businesses that sell local produce can get involved in the act as well. This move could expose them to a more general consumer base.