Jun 222018
 

This summer marks the tenth anniversary of the modern food truck movement. As National Food Truck Day approaches (June 29, 2018), Roaming Hunger has set out to make it the biggest Food Truck holiday ever. Over 800 food trucks across the country are participating and providing deals and discounts. Roaming Hunger has also invited partners from the industry to join in spreading the word and getting customers and food trucks involved, including the original creator of “National Food Truck Day” Rick McNeely.

Food trucks have proven they are not a fad; Food Truck Nation, a study conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, found that a city’s openness to food trucks is indicative of its overall entrepreneurial growth.

“This year is about celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of our industry,” says Ross Resnick, Founder and CEO of Roaming Hunger. “Our goal is to make National Food Truck Day a holiday that the entire food truck industry can own. Whether you’re a food truck or a service that supports the industry, we want it to be bigger than Roaming Hunger.”

This National Food Truck Day, say ‘Thank you’ to this small army of entrepreneurs. Thank them for their hard work, for making our communities a better place to live, and above all else, making life more delicious.

National Food Truck Day Across Top U.S. Cities

This year we have more than 800 trucks participating in more than 20 major metro areas all over the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Austin, and many more. Many will be offering promotions such as BOGO items, free drinks, and discounts. Find participating trucks, promotions and locations by going to our website: www.foodtruckday.org.

How You Can Support Local Food Trucks

This year, we want consumers to help support their favorite participating food truck through social media. By posting a photo of your meal with #FoodTruckDay, you can help your favorite participating truck win $500.

Roaming Hunger has teamed up with other industry leaders to offer food trucks a cash prize of $500. The truck that has the most people posting about them on Twitter and Instagram using #FoodTruckDay wins.

Turns out, tweeting with your mouth full can make a big difference!

About Roaming Hunger

Roaming Hunger, was founded in 2009 to track the emerging movement of gourmet food trucks. Today, we are the leading provider of turnkey food truck catering, concessions, and branded promotions, with a network of over 12,500 food trucks and growing.

To learn more about Roaming Hunger, visit http://roaminghunger.com/.

 

About Rick McNeely

Rick, also known as “DJ Rick,” is a Radio DJ for Fishbowl Radio Network in Fort Worth, TX. Along with creating National Food Truck Day, he is also the founder of National Selfie Day. Follow him on Twitter @rickshotz

Jan 252017
 

Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s cultural scene is exploding and the Sun Trolley is proud to help you get there! On the last Saturday of every month (with the exception of December), thousands of art-enthusiasts flock to the FATVillageMASS District and Fort Lauderdale Artwalks.  On Artwalk nights, the Sun Trolley service is free and runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Attendees can easily catch a ride with the Sun Trolley from the Searstown parking lot, located at 498 NE 9th Street, in Fort Lauderdale (behind Radioactive Records). There, parking is ample and free. CLICK HERE to view the route.

Another event gaining popularity is the Food in Motion food truck event. This event occurs on the second Friday of every month in Peter Feldman Park (310 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale). Food in Motion features nearly 30 different food trucks, live-music, craft booths and more. Similar to the service being provided for the Artwalks, the free Sun Trolley runs to and from the parking lot behind Searstown.

 

“This year, the Sun Trolley is celebrating its 25th anniversary,” said Robyn Chiarelli, Executive Director of the Downtown Fort Lauderdale TMA. “One of our goals is to continue forming strategic partnerships, like we have with the area Artwalks. These partnerships ultimately help us better serve our community by transporting more neighbors and tourists to where they want to go.”

“Partnering with the Sun Trolley for charter services has helped with both traffic and congestion during the Artwalk,” said Doug McCraw, Founder of FATVillage Arts District. “Many attending the Artwalk use the Sun Trolley. They can hop on in many different locations in Flagler Village. With the limited parking capacity in the Artwalk districts, the Sun Trolley takes advantage of off-site parking, which greatly helps our attendance numbers.”

 

For additional information about the Sun Trolley, visit www.suntrolley.com

Oct 142015
 

The Greater Tamarac Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 12th Annual Taste of Tamarac on Saturday, October 17, 2015, 11:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Tamarac Community Center, located at 8601 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac 33351.  The chamber’s signature event gives local businesses an opportunity to network with existing and new customers while also showcasing tasty food from local restaurants and chefs.

Not only is the Taste of Tamarac the perfect opportunity for small businesses in the Tamarac area to increase their exposure, but it is also a great community event. Families are welcome to come out and watch the cooking demonstrations from professional chefs, participate in raffles and giveaways, and of course…taste some delicious food! Local esteemed chefs who will be spotlighted at the Taste of Tamarac include Chef Shermika “Chef Mika” Lyons of the ARC Broward Culinary Institute and Chef Michelle Jones “Chef Jones” of the City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation Culinary Class. A surprise chef from Applebee’s will also be on-site, creating samples for attendees. The chefs will also be giving live cooking demonstrations complete with step-by-step narration of food preparation.

This is a great fun-filled day for the entire family and has become a popular event in Tamarac. Local restaurants will provide samples of their foods and businesses will showcase their products and services. There will be also be an interactive kid’s area complete with pumpkin decorating, photo booth, costume contest and much more.

Come out and support these local participants:

Applebee’s
Arby’s
Ats a Pizza
Bahama Breeze
Busters Doughboys
Chef Larry’s
Colony West
Door 2 Door
Earthsave
El Mega Chuzo
Fiesty Bull
Golden Krust
Hurricane Grill & Wings
JP Taravella Culinary Students
Krispy Kreme
Menchies Frozen Yogurt
Milano’s Bakery
Moe’s Southwestern Grill
Orange Tree
Pizza Hut
Sam’s Club
Saxsay Peruvian Cuisine
Snappers
Sonic Beach
Tijuana Flats
Tin Fish
University Hospital & Medical Center
Walmart
Winn Dixie

TICKETS:
$6.00 per adult (online price only – $8 at all other locations)
$4.00 per child (Child 6 – 12 years old)
Under 6 FREE

EVENT LOCATION:

Tamarac Community Center
8601 W Commercial Blvd, Suite 3351
Tamarac, FL 33351

 

MORE INFORMATION:

Contact the Greater Tamarac Chamber of Commerce for more information – 954-722-1520 or visit: www.tasteoftamarac.org/