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Food Truck Event A Huge Success 

Food Trucks

Mobile food vendors were on hand to display their unique brand of cuisine along with local farmer's market vendors, musical guest Shaun Abbott and of course...Knoxville foodies.

Southern Railway Station, on Depot Ave. was filled with over 1,500 in attendance eager to partake of the many food choices and to enjoy the food truck park event. The food truck park will occur every third Thursday

 

"Events like these are a win-win for everyone. We have permitted a total of 32 food trucks.," said the City's Business Liasion, Patricia Robledo.

"We are happy to be supportive of these entrepreneurs that offer such diversity of food choices . The success of food trucks positively impacts retail establishments, existing bars and restaurants and engages citizens to create a vibrant community."

 

Participating trucks were: HOLY SMOKIN' BBQ, Chef Deuce's Island Grill, Dale's Fried Pies, Forks on the Road, Hawg Dawg's, Jamamerican Jerk Centre, Retro Taco, Oishi Knox, M3 - Meatball Maddness & More, Sweet Smuckers Doughnuts, Quick Fix Coffee and Vol Dogs.

 

After a two-year successful experience with a pilot program for food trucks, a permanent Mobile Food Unit (MFU) ordinance was drafted late in 2015. Public comment was solicited, and thoughtful feedback from citizens prompted a series of amendments to the proposed ordinance, first by City staff and then by City Council. On April 26, 2016, City Council voted unanimously to adopt the permanent ordinance regulating food trucks.

 

The permanent ordinance, which replaces the regulations set up for the pilot program, continues to allow mobile food vendors to operate in similar fashion – plus, it expands the program to allow food trucks in other districts under certain closely-regulated conditions.

 
Food Trucks

Katie Galyon of Blue Slip Winery is excited about the benefits food trucks bring to Knoxville, "
We are a small business ourselves and we enjoy supporting other local small businesses. Working together creates multiple opportunities for all of us! We hope to continue expanding this event as it brings the community together in a historical Knoxville location." 

 

Interested in finding out more about the mobile food units program? Visit http://knoxvilletn.gov/government/city_departments_offices/business_support/mobile_food_units

 

Or, to find out where your favorite food truck will be and when, visit

http//www.knoxvillefoodtrucks.com/.

Posted by tharris On 20 May, 2016 at 3:05 PM