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Council Serves up tasty new Food Trucks initiative

19 July, 2016

Brisbane City Council is serving up a new online platform for local foodies and food vendors, with residents now able to track down the city’s much-loved food trucks through a free, mobile-friendly website.

City Planning Chairman Julian Simmonds said the ‘Brisbane Food Trucks’ website was a one stop shop for residents looking to hunt down a chance to catch their favourite food truck or find out what’s on the menu at upcoming community events.

“Brisbane’s food truck industry continues to grow across Brisbane, with an ever-increasing number of people seeking out their favourite treats at events and festivals right across the city,” Cr Simmonds said.

“Food trucks make an important contribution to our image as a New World City, and are a key part of our vibrant community events and festivals.

“As well as being a popular source of tasty foods and beverages, they also encourage people to enjoy their local surroundings, and make the most of events happening right across the city, such as the Wandering Cook’s Thank Truck it’s Thursday, the Milton Mini Markets or the Downey Park Food Truck events.

“The site features an interactive map allowing users to locate their favourite food truck, find out what’s on the menu and check opening hours.”

Cr Simmonds said the Brisbane Food Trucks website was also a way for Council to partner with food truck operators to help create vibrant new public spaces and activities across the city.

“In a first for Brisbane, the Brisbane Food Trucks initiative makes it easier and more convenient for food trucks to operate on Council-owned land, by providing somewhere for operators to book sites and an information kit outlining the regulations for operating in Council-owned spaces such as parks and road reserves,” he said.

“This is also about supporting small business by providing food truck operators with the tools and information for operating a food truck, as well opportunities for businesses to increase their exposure.

“As well as offering a streamlined booking process for vendors, Brisbane Food Trucks also allows operators to create searchable profiles, upload menu and event information and take advantage of GPS technology to enable customers to track their location.

“We will conduct a six month trial involving a selection of up to 20 food truck operators to test the new web-based booking system.

“Council will then use feedback from the community and food truck operators to finalise regulations and potential trading locations for food trucks.”

For more information, visit www.bnefoodtrucks.com.au or call Council on 07 3403 8888

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