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.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterwards, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter for The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of Vicksburg Living Magazine, which was rated First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the editorial division of the MPA Best Newspaper for “Best Story”.

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on public relations.

Before coming to work at The Post a little over 10 years ago, she did an independent profession at Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time mother.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifelong member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From being informed about local government issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with them and local support, I will be able to continue to grow and improve my skills as I help share stories. in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘people’.

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