Food Truck Festival Arrives in Dallas
April 21, 2012 by Sarah
Food trucks will be arriving in Dallas on May 11 and 12 to celebrate what is thought to be one of the largest food truck festivals in Texas. Food trucks from Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio will be travelling to the festival. The president of US Food Trucks, Michael Rangel will be hosting the two day event. US Food Trucks is based in Dallas, and manages and leases food trucks in Texas.
Although 80 food trucks were hosted at a venue in California and is thought to be the largest festival to have taken place in the US, Rangel has organised a commissary at Mockingbird Lane and I-35. Trucks which are mobile will have access to pantries and kitchens at the centre. The location was selected as a central point for all main highways in the 17,000 square foot Dallas market. A sushi truck will be the first to be rolled out by Rangel’s company, becoming one of around 40 specialist food trucks in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
Rangel is hoping that the food truck festival will be the start of a regular event, perhaps once every month. Entry fees will be charged but 15 percent will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphona Society. Flyer printing is a useful marketing method for events like the food truck festival, which will keep local printing companies busy. More opportunities may arise as food trucks become a huge trend in the US, a trend which Rangel believes will last for many years.