Nashville Food Truck Association celebrates “Nashville Street Food Month” with launch of smart phone app
April 25, 2013 – The Nashville Food Truck Association will kick off the inaugural “Nashville Street Food Month” with the launch of its smart phone app, announced B.J. Lofback, NFTA president. The app, which is available on iPhone and Android, lists a comprehensive schedule of food truck locations in the greater Nashville area.
Previously, food truck fans had to rely on individual websites, blogs, and social media accounts to find food truck locations and event dates. With the launch of the app, users can locate trucks by name as well as view various food truck locations on any given day. The app also shows an upcoming schedule so users can plan ahead to visit specific food truck events.
NFTA has more than 30 active food trucks, all of whom will celebrate “Nashville Street Food Month” with lunch, dinner and special event services throughout the month of May. Every truck will offer a one-time $1 discount on a purchase of $10 or more to all customers who download the app and mention it at time of purchase.
“When the weather gets warmer, the demand for food trucks grows,” said Dallas Shaw, NFTA vice president. “May is a very busy month for food trucks, and people will see a lot of us this month and throughout the summer and fall. We want to thank the community for their support of the Nashville street food community with the “Nashville Street Food Month,” and our goal is to see everyone in Nashville eat from a food truck in the month of May.”
NFTA trucks will appear at a variety of large scale events during the month of May, including “Food Truck Fiesta” at the kickoff of Musicians’ Corner in Centennial Park, May 4; “Eat the Street” food truck competition in downtown Franklin, May 10; 36th Annual Bellevue Community Picnic, May 18; and “Brew at the Zoo” at Nashville Zoo, May 31. In addition to individual daily locations, the trucks also will serve on a rotating basis at these weekly events: Elmington Park, Saturdays and Sundays; Food Truck Tuesday at Nashville Farmers’ Market, Tuesdays; Grubbin’ in the Gulch, Wednesdays; Lunch in the Park at Centennial Park, Thursdays; and Hootenanny in East Nashville, Saturdays.
"Food trucks are alive and well in Nashville. The Nashville community has embraced food trucks to such a degree that we're receiving national attention not only from media but other food truck organizations wanting to know how we did it,” added Lofback. “Our street food culture is growing, and we’re seeing it become an integral part of the Nashville food scene. Cities like Austin and Portland have seen great success, and we’re heading in that direction. That's really the focus of the association, the app and many events we're planning this year. We're certainly no longer a fad, and we can't wait for the city to see what we do next!"
The Nashville Food Truck Association is a group of culinary entrepreneurs who have taken up the age old method of street vending to provide high-quality, diverse and exciting cuisines to Nashville and surrounding areas. In a united effort to help deal with the impacts of our industry to the community, we’ve formed this organization to handle any issues in a positive and progressive manner. Our primary goal is to promote and protect our industry as a viable and beneficial business model and to provide a positive addition to the local economy. For more information, visit www.nashvillefoodtruckassociation.com.