We had a great time at the Food Truck Festival, held in Troy NY. We'll be back and we'll have a lot more trucks too. The weather couldn't have been more perfect! Good thing we have an 'in' with Mother Nature...
If you're going to be at our first ever Food Truck Festival happening this Saturday (5/4) in Troy, NY, we want you to Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, Foursquare, flickr, and more with us! Here's a complete guide for the fest including our hashtag for the day and the Twitter handles for a bunch of the trucks. We'll even have a fancy-dandy guide to save to your phone, or print out. We'll also have paper copies at the festival too, but you can save a tree and download it here.
Food truck and social media are two things that seem to go hand in hand. Most food trucks do not have a marketing budget, and if they do it isn't very big Because of that they've had to work with free and low cost marketing methods. Social media is perfect for food trucks for many reasons, but largely because it is portable, just like a food truck is. Here's a look at how food trucks are using social media to promote their business, and also how they can utilize different social media platforms.
On Saturday the Schenectady Gazette published a story about the recent growth of food trucks in the Albany area. We can't say we're surprised, as people want excellent food and a unique experience to go with it. That's why we're putting together food truck festivals - to celebrate this food niche!
If someone in the Albany area mentions the term food truck, you are likely to think of the trucks down behind the capitol, and perhaps maybe one isolated truck that parks regularly in a downtown of another city. As food trucks gain popularity nationwide, the patchwork quilt of laws and regulations in the Albany area isn't helping their growth.
Food Truck Festival of NY is going to hit the road and we want to know where you want us next. Take our poll below and let us know what city we should bring the food to next. If your city isn't listed, please vote for the location closest to you...
If you've never ordered from a food truck, you may wonder what sorts of foods are available. There's no short answer to that as the food offered is often as unique as the truck serving it. Here's a broad sample of what kind of foods you'll be able to get from a food truck.
Not only will there be the best food trucks the 518 has to offer at Food Truck Festival in Troy, but we will also have live music from three incredible bands - High Peaks Band, Funk Evolution, and The Chris Dukes Band. Check out some of what each band has to offer:
Food Trucks are a new thing to many people and the people who know what they are absolutely love them. If you don't know much about food trucks, you will after you read through this beginners guide.