Altus is getting to enjoy the food truck phenomenon that is sweeping the nation. Food trucks have been seen in Altus sporadically over the years, but now local organizers are working with area food truck operators to bring “Food Truck Friday” to town every week. This past Friday, Feb. 4 was the first day.
The Elk City/Weatherford area food truck called Blue Mountain Smoke was at the corner of Commerce and Lee serving up great brisket, pulled pork, ribs, chicken quarters and sausage. Next Friday look for another food truck to parked on in the north parking lot of Jackson County Memorial Hospital. More locations and vendors will be announced soon. Each area of town will be serviced.
Brian Bush, President & CEO of the Altus Chamber of Commerce said, “The goal is to bring something fun and different to various parts of the community, and they are excited to announce that these food truck operators are interested in being part of the community by joining the Altus Chamber of Commerce and helping add to the success of several local events throughout the year.” Bush went on to say, “In fact, local sales tax will be collected at the trucks to add to the benefits of the city. This ongoing program will be adding more food trucks and more locations soon, so keep watching for more information.”
A modern-day food truck offers more than you might expect, with some including unique cuisine and a variety of specialties. In fact, as many as 2.5 billion people dine at a food truck every day. Gourmet trucks provide creative dishes at reasonable prices, and they provide customers a chance to experience unique foods that might not otherwise be available in the area. Food truck events are becoming increasingly popular, allowing people to find their favorite trucks all in one place and allowing people from all walks of life to find common ground over great food.
Grab your lunch this week at Food Truck Friday in Altus, and make it part of your week from now on!
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