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Dining News: Food Trucks Coming to SMF?

The County of Sacramento, which runs our newly-remodeled airport, has welcomed food trucks to apply for spots to sell food at the cell phone lot at the airport. Per the Sac Bee's Mark Glover:

The airport’s free waiting area allows temporaray parking for those waiting to get a call from passengers arriving at the airport. Airport officials said they want to encourage use of the lot and offer waiting parties food selections from mobile vendors.

Qualifying food truck operators must have been operating a gourmet mobile food truck business for at least one year. Selected vendors will sign month-to-month rental agreements for up to three years.

The county will select up to 3 food trucks to operate there. One of the criterion that the county will use to decide who wins the contract is the number of hours they'll be operating. Given how often food trucks move around to find an audience, it's hard to imagine that there would be a food truck there breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week.

What might work would be a consortium of food trucks that would each take shifts at the spot, like they do now with lunchtime spots. No truck would have to either sacrifice all their other business to work the cell phone lot, and no food truck owner would have to purchase another truck for that express purpose.

We'll see how this turns out, but I'm initially skeptical that it'll work out.

Click here to read the Request for Proposal.

Read the entire story in the Sac Bee, or watch the video above from KCRA.

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