A fun alternative to attending a favorite restaurant is ordering in a food truck.
Food trucks have been around for centuries, but have recently grown in popularity since the 2008 recession.
By giving them the opportunity without having to break the bank for an investment, those interested in starting a business can do so more easily with a food truck. Food trucks are often seen at fairs, festivals, sporting events and in urban areas on road corners and construction sites.
As the popularity of food trucks grows, Bally’s Vicksburg, formerly known as Lady Luck Casino and the Casino of Vicksburg, have hosted a variety of vendors to come and place in their parking lot, 1380 Warrenton Road.
“Our food trucks are located in front of the casino in the Sports Book parking area and in case of rain, we move the food truck under Porte Cochere, ”said Bally player’s development manager Mickey Fedell.
While casino food trucks are a favorite for customers and management, Fedell said, the public is invited to line up and place an order with vendors.
Initiated by Casino and Casino Operations Vice President and Chief Market Officer Phil Juliano, Bally’s Vicksburg began hosting food truck vendors in January.
“Our other casinos had been making food trucks and he (Juliano) suggested we try them, and they have been a big hit,” Fedell said. “My first food truck was in January with Squeeze the Lime, a local food truck seller. Then I started branching out to other food truck vendors in the area. The Jackson area has several food truck dealers and we have been able to bring overload. Some of our retailers are Lost Pizza Co., Chunky Dunks Ice Cream and Small Time Hot Dogs. ”
Most food trucks in Bally are open for business on Fridays and Saturdays and plans are to continue to offer a variety of food truck sellers throughout the year, Fedell said.
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 3, T&J concessions will be placed on Bally’s. Offers include drawn pork sandwiches, chicken on a stick, Polish sausage, a variety of fries and funnel cakes.
Money and credit cards are accepted, Fedell said.
Remaining schedule for July:
From 4 to 9 pm, July 9-10, Squeeze Lime, specializing in tacos
From 6 to 9 p.m. July 16, Chunky Dunks, ice cream
From 6 to 9 pm July 17 Which Wich, sandwiches
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from July 23 – 24, Hot Time Small Dogs, hot hot dogs
From 6 to 9 pm July 30-31 Bessie Roo, barbeque.