UPDATE: Chamblee Food Truck Rally a Success, Expected to Get Better

Don't forget the Chamblee Food Truck Rally takes place every Friday at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the inaugural Chamblee Plaza Food Truck Rally, hundreds lined up at the four trucks that showed up and bought every bit of food the trucks had.

It's only going to get bigger and better, said members of the Trinity Development Group, which now owns the plaza. Trinity Development and the Atlanta Street Food Coalition partnered to bring the Chamblee Plaza Food Truck Rally to life.

The rally will run every Friday in the same location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November.

Arturo Adonay, special marketing specialist for Trinity Development, admitted that he was concerned when the first Chamblee Plaza Food Truck Rally kicked off on Friday at 11 a.m. He began to wonder if they could pull it off.

Only four food trucks showed up, and he had no idea if their customers would at all.

But they did. Hundreds showed up around noon and all the trucks ran out of food or were almost out.

"It was kinda more than what I was expecting,” Adonay said, adding that he was surprised. "It was amazing."

He wasn't the only one who was surprised.

Cedric Morris of Healthy Nut food truck was not quite sure what to expect in Chamblee, but he said the location played a big part in the event's success because the plaza is so close to the highway.

“The crowd was very great. We didn’t expect such a big crowd since it was the first time that we had a food truck event in Chamblee," Morris said.

He plans to have much more food on hand to serve the even bigger crowd expected this week.

For Drew Swope, project manager for the Atlanta Street Food Coalition, the food truck rally was the success he knew it could be.

“I think that it’s only going to grow from here, so I’m excited about it," Swope said.


Were you at the first Chamblee Plaza Food Truck Rally? Show us your photos!

Eric H September 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Funny picture for showing the hundreds that showed up, since they all make it look like it was very empty.
Kiri Walton September 26, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Yes, Eric, the only photos I snapped were towards the end when it was dying down, but I am expecting to have more photos of the crowds soon and will update this story.
Jack of Kings September 29, 2012 at 12:33 AM
Did you ever think you would be criticized and second guessed as much as you have been in the past week, Kiri? Nothing personal. You have hit the ground running in Brookhaven--which is having alot of meetings to cover. Not to mention new events--New Farmers Market, Chili Cookoff, etc. etc. Hopefully, things will slow down and you can catch your breath.


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