Mobile cuisine drives into Maumee

May 25, 2015 - Picnic Time


Andrea Kenney, of Sylvania, bottom left, walks past several food trucks as she decides what to sequence for lunch during Levis Square food lorry park on Thursday in downtown Toledo. Several of a food trucks will be relocating to Arrowhead Park in Maumee for lunchtime on Wednesdays.


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Workers and visitors to Maumee’s Arrowhead Park area will shortly see some new lunchtime dining options.

The business park, heavily populated with restaurants, will supplement food trucks this week. Every Wednesday, about half a dozen food trucks will accumulate in a parking lot during a United Auto Workers Region 2B headquarters, 1691 Woodland Dr., for Arrowhead Park Picnic.

The mobile vendors will offer from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Vendors will change by week, and embody Deet’s BBQ, Rosie’s Rolling Chef, Tasteful Trolley, Displaced Chef, Labarons On a Move, and others. About 12 vendors will attend in all.

Sam Hogue, owners of Kyf’s Roadside Bistro, pronounced a food-truck park is a good approach for mobile vendors to strech a vast organisation of people.

“It will make a large disproportion in a sales. People will know that we’ll be there on a set day and time each week,” pronounced Mr. Hogue, 25. “It’s easier for us to open and set adult emporium in one location, contra perplexing find where a people are.”

Arrowhead Park is home to some-more than 70 businesses and organizations with a work force of some-more than 20,000. 

“Arrowhead Park is famous for Fortune 500 companies and corporations. People don’t comprehend there’s an whole use zone built adult to support that. A once-a-week food park will change that, it’ll change people’s perception,” pronounced Prakash Karamchandani, a keeper for a Arrowhead Park Association and co-owner of Balance Pan-Asian Grille, an Asian alloy grill in Arrowhead Park.

“It’s going to be a good amenity for a tens of thousands of people who work here, and it’s going to be a good end for foodies,” he said.

The organisation did a hearing run final year with 8 trucks. More than 400 people showed up.

“The people desired it. They wanted it back,” Mr. Karamchandani said. “We knew in sequence to do it right, we indispensable some-more structure. We didn’t have all a pieces in place.”

Maumee will yield cruise tables for UAW Region 2B site, Mayor Richard Carr said.

“If businesses wish to take on projects like this, and it’s going to make a village better, we consider it’s critical that we work with them,” Mr. Carr said. “This will yield something opposite and fun in a city.”

Food-truck vendors do not have to compensate a price to participate, though they contingency fill out an application, be protected and insured, and have correct certifications.

Plans are underneath approach to make a food-truck park a durability underline and there’s speak of adding tenting, entertainment, and electricity.

“I consider you’re going to see a lot some-more park come up,” Mr. Karamchandani said. “If we unequivocally get assertive about food trucks, it’s going to force people to spend their income with internal businesses and yield a lot of opportunities for mobile vendors who might not wish to or be means to means to start a brick-and-mortar business.”

Contact RoNeisha Mullen at:, 419-343-3299.

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