by Steven Doyle
Due to construction concerns the food trucks on Flora that were located between the Myerson and Winspear on Flora have moved just a city street away to the vacant lot at Flora and Leonard. The small distance offered the group of restaurants located at the east end of Flora in One Arts Plaza a boost of fresh energy and a group of takers for lunch on the Plaza.
Chef David McMillan reports that his pig cart located in front of his restaurant Screen Door has taken on more customers each day. McMillan offers a plate of smoked pork and trimmings for less than $8, making it a true bargain for quick lunch time diners in the area.
For those wanting to eat fresh, look to Fedora who now has a luncheon salad bar spread for a mere $7.49 in an all-you-can-eat situation. If you stop by their FaceBook page for a promo code on a two-for-one offer on the same spread so you can actually dine for less than $4 at lunch. This is a pretty amazing price considering valet costs $8 ($3 for lunch).
The Commissary has also been benefactor to the trucks movement with lunch sales up a fare percentage said McMillan, which makes me curious. How does a brick and mortar business compete with a gaggle of trucks offering lunch at a price point of $5 on average? This is a question that area businesses will need to look at in their respective communities where the trucks congregate.
Jorge’s hasn’t seen much difference either way and welcomes the trucks as a means to stimulate the entire area for all businesses.
I personally think it is a golden opportunity for area businesses if thought out well.