Held weekly, Food Truck Friday brings together food truck vendors from across the city at lunchtime. The event, sponsored by the Tuscaloosa Parks and Recreation Authority, runs from 11 a.m. to 2. p.m. at Annette Shelby Park on 15th Street.
It’s also helped newer food trucks like Lolly’s Sugar Shack get to know other food truck owners in town and help build their brand.
While business has been good, the heat has had a negative impact on attendance as the summer has gone on.
David Bounds, the owner of T-Town Snow, said he’s brought his shaved ice truck to three or four Food Truck Fridays so far. He said he believes the event has helped customers better know how to find their favorite food trucks.
According to Bounds, the weekly meet-up has also helped strengthen the food truck community.
“When we all kind of come out every Friday, we get an opportunity to talk some other food trucks, see how they're doing and kind of keep up with what's going on with them,” he said.
Bounds said that he thinks that if the Food Truck Fridays continue into the fall, business will continue to grow. It’s something that Bo Hannah, who works with the food vendor that partners with PARA, hopes to see as well.
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