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CU Focus Group: How to lure someone in to their first Food Truck Experience

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  • #520698

    FoodFort
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    Walker said:
    There’s a bunch of those.

    They’re at the fair. ;)

    Right…..but fair food all year. I think it might do well with the late night crowd.

    #520699

    bucki12
    Member

    FoodFort said:
    Right…..but fair food all year. I think it might do well with the late night crowd.

    Interesting angle, though the fair only comes once a year and probably that is all I really could or would eat it. Mixed with a hangover, I think I would be regretting it the next day.

    #520700
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    bucki12 said:
    Interesting angle, though the fair only comes once a year and probably that is all I really could or would eat it.

    Yeah, I’m kind of in the same boat. Elephant ears, corn dogs and deep fried oreos are a once-or-twice-per-year kind of thing for me.

    #520701

    FoodFort
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Yeah, I’m kind of in the same boat. Elephant ears, corn dogs and deep fried oreos are a once-or-twice-per-year kind of thing for me.

    You know – the medical community needs your support to in growing the economy.

    There are some untapped markets out there. I am not advocating these but there could be a gluten free truck, a(nother) vegan truck a coffee truck and a sundae truck……

    #520702

    joev
    Participant

    FoodFort said:
    You know – the medical community needs your support to in growing the economy.

    There are some untapped markets out there. I am not advocating these but there could be a gluten free truck, a(nother) vegan truck a coffee truck and a sundae truck……

    Isn’t there already a coffee truck?

    I would think a gluten-free truck would have an unnecessarily limited audience (because gluten makes baked stuff taste good, and gluten intolerance is a fad, while celiac disease is not but is pretty uncommon.)

    How about a pasta truck? Pie truck? Soda fountain truck?

    #520703

    buckette13
    Member

    Chinese food truck…something like a Mark Pi’s on wheels would probably work.

    #520704
    rus
    rus
    Participant

    FoodFort said:
    You know – the medical community needs your support to in growing the economy.

    There are some untapped markets out there. I am not advocating these but there could be a gluten free truck, a(nother) vegan truck a coffee truck and a sundae truck……

    Paleo truck… perhaps an offshoot of gluten free, but keep hearing about it. Trend wise, paleo seems the new vegan.

    #520705

    ShinyMammal
    Member

    I’ve actually been looking for the food trucks and just learned about the streeteatscolumbus.com from reading through the posts. I think more people would be willing to try them but need to know how to find them. Marketing that website and any apps that are working (unlike those mentioned above) would be really helpful.

    #520706

    FoodFort
    Participant

    ShinyMammal said:
    I’ve actually been looking for the food trucks and just learned about the streeteatscolumbus.com from reading through the posts. I think more people would be willing to try them but need to know how to find them. Marketing that website and any apps that are working (unlike those mentioned above) would be really helpful.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I am a bit biased about the StreetEatsColumbus website…..and TacoTrucksColumbus site but having a good way to find out about a truck and having some reliable way to figure out where they are and if they are open is key.

    The Street Food Columbus app is the best I have seen but it is new and does not have a lot of vendors listed yet.

    #520707

    geoyui
    Participant

    FoodFort said:
    You know – the medical community needs your support to in growing the economy.

    There are some untapped markets out there. I am not advocating these but there could be a gluten free truck, a(nother) vegan truck a coffee truck and a sundae truck……

    Like any truck, a fair food truck will have it’s niche. For me, other trucks that offer a more savory, filling meal will be option #1 for me before a fair food truck. I’d go to a fair food truck for maybe dessert, and even then it would be option #2 as other trucks offer their own concoctions/spins on dessert.

    Food trucks I’d like to see are more non-American/burger trucks. Maybe Asian inspired? Street food in Asia is huge and would be awesome. How about a halal chicken/lamb with rice truck? Is there one in Cbus?

    #520708

    buckette13
    Member

    Kebab truck…

    #520709

    patient_zero
    Participant

    FoodFort said:
    What if there was a truck that did only fair food?

    I would love to see their interpretations on fair food, like deep fried hodduk, pulled pork sundae, bacon candy, chicken legs, kumquat shake ups. This could be a centrally located fair, or a city wide event, each offering their fair food in their individual locations.

    #520710

    mrmann
    Member

    I think it is also about location. A few after hours trucks parked in the SN could do wonders – both for exposure and late night munchies.

    #520711

    FoodFort
    Participant

    geoyui said:

    Food trucks I’d like to see are more non-American/burger trucks. Maybe Asian inspired? Street food in Asia is huge and would be awesome. How about a halal chicken/lamb with rice truck? Is there one in Cbus?

    How about a halal chicken/lamb with rice truck?

    There is not a truck like this to my knowledge in Columbus. There may be one in Detroit.

    #520712

    FoodFort
    Participant

    mrmann said:
    I think it is also about location. A few after hours trucks parked in the SN could do wonders – both for exposure and late night munchies.

    The challenge parking in the Short North is that street parking is illegal (at this time) and the few spaces avaialble to park off street are limited by either location or rent. Brothers Drake has been a great supporter of food trucks in their spot.

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