Food trucks invade Downtown Louisville, a new wave of small business


by Brooke Katz

Posted on May 22, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 22 at 6:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Food trucks lined Jefferson Street in front of Metro Hall Tuesday as part of a monthly food truck roundup.

The trucks are part of a trend that's taking off nationwide, and one man, who has been cooking for Red's Gourmet Food Truck for just about a year, said it's new way to look at small businesses.

“Vending trucks are the wave of small business,” Phillip Clark said. “Black Enterprise magazine listed vending trucks as one of the fastest growing market shares in America, so I think it was a real opportune time that he decided to purchase this wagon.”

People lined up to buy food from the trucks, eager to try out what the vendors had to offer.

“It makes it easy for them to get innovative food quickly when they are on their lunch break,” Leah Stewart owner of the Louisville Dessert Truck said. She’s been running her truck for just under a year now.

For the customers in front of Metro Hall, the trucks were a hit.

“I think it’s the novelty of it,” Maria Ford said after she grabbed some food from one of the trucks. “You have restaurants that are here already, but it’s something different.”

The food truck event is scheduled invade Jefferson Street the fourth Tuesday of every month through October.

Participating food trucks include the following:

(Click on the names in blue to be redirected to their Facebook page and find out where their next stop will be.)

Genius in a Box

Red’s Comfort Food

The Traveling Kitchen

Black Rock Grille

Louisville Dessert Truck

Holy Mole

Get it on a Bun at Booty’s

San Diego Sandwich Works

Bar B Lou