Long Island food truck festival seeking operators, aims to showcase truck industry

| by Judy Mottl
Long Island food truck festival seeking operators, aims to showcase truck industry

Photo courtesy of Anewyoricanthing food truck.

Food trucks, boasting everything from fancy French fries to Mexican to seafood, are the lure a Long Island, New York civic group is using for a community awareness effort.

The Flanders, Riverside & Northampton Community Association (FRNCA) is running a food truck festival the weekend of May 19-21 as a way to highlight the local community. The event, which is hoping to involve at least 15 different trucks, will also feature activities and events for kids.

The idea for a food truck festival came easy to organizer Ron Fisher, president of FRNCA. His group is the largest civic association in the town of Southampton, located on the east end of Long Island.

"I like to eat," he told FoodTruckOperator in a phone interview, with a laugh. His love for food trucks hit big last summer during a trip o New England.

"I went to an event featuring food trucks and it was incredible. This kind of event lets people enjoy new foods, exposes them to new foods and showcases great food trucks," said Fisher.

The event will take place at the Truth Community Church on Flanders Road, May 19 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21.

As of this week FRNCA had about 10 trucks signed up and the list of participants includes Anewyoricanthing, Frank & Liz’s Sausage & Bracciole and Katies Food Truck.

Food truck operators interested in participating have until Thursday, May 18 to submit an application which can be found on the event's Facebook page or by calling Fisher, at 631-566-2204, for more information.

The goal is to have at least 10 trucks operating each day of the three-day event and trucks can sign up for one, two or three days, said Fisher.

Topics: Business Strategy and Profitability, Franchising & Growth, Independent Operators, Italian/Pizza, Marketing / Branding / Promotion

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