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In September, the Sacramento Airport started looking for food trucks to serve food at the cell phone lot, where there could be hungry people waiting for their friends or relatives to arrive.

At that time, I wrote that it'd be hard to imagine a food truck going there full time, but that it's more likely that a consortium of food trucks would take turns at the cell phone lot. Turns out, that's exactly what happened.

Food Mob, a group of food trucks including Orale Mole, Gyro King, Luciano's Gelato (serving coffee) and Slightly Skewed, will send trucks to the lot on select days through the end of the year. Food Mob says that more food trucks will be added as the trucks get approved by the airport.

Currently, the trucks scheduled to be at the cell phone lot are Luciano's Gelato on Monday, Dec. 2 and Gyro King on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check SacFoodMob.com for updates.

While I'm excited that the airport and food truck industry are looking for ways to work together, I'm still skeptical that there will be enough volume to make this work. I've been to the airport more than 45 times this year (mostly for work), and I honestly don't even know where the cell phone lot is. Maybe it's not aimed at me since I'm driving myself to and from the airport and not picking somebody up, but it would be a pleasant surprise if this ends up working out.

For another account, check out Allen Pierleoni in the Sac Bee or Marianne Russ on Capitol Public Radio.

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