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.
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