Quantcast

Food Trucks Bring Business to Carthage - KOAM TV 7

Food Trucks Bring Business to Carthage

Updated:
CARTHAGE, MISSOURI -

They're setting up shop in most major cities. Food trucks. Now, the new type of business is rolling into Carthage thanks to a local chef.

Leading the fleet of food trucks lining Garrison Street, The Lunch Box Truck, a restaurant on wheels that parks in town every day.

“We serve sandwiches and salads, they're all made to order on the truck. Everything is made on the truck,” says owner Caleb Stiles.

Stiles pushed to get the first Food Truck Friday started, inviting 6 other area mobile vendors to set up shop. It's a way to bring people together and awareness to small, local businesses. And despite the ability to pack up and leave at the end of the night, the owners are invested in business here.

“They're the most popular thing in food right now from the east to the west coast and we're stuck here in the middle, usually the last to get a lot of these things so I just wanted to make sure it was happening for us. We're legitimate business owners that want to be here for the long haul,” says Stiles.

And hundreds came out to Central Park to sample what the 7 food trucks have to offer. Both food truck and some local restaurant owners say the more people that come to these types of events, the better for business in Carthage.

“It brings more business and it brings more people and people are our life blood. The idea for restaurants and other businesses is customer service. What they're doing with food trucks is just providing a different kind of menu a different kind of customer service,” says owner of nearby coffee shop Mother Road Coffee Ed Hardesty.

While the trucks could help to improve the city's business environment, those waiting in line say for them it’s really about the good food.

“Food really goes a long way with people, it makes them feel comfortable,” says Stiles.

He adds that they are hoping to hold the event once a month. The city of Carthage provided the electric and insurance for tonight's event.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Happy 107!

    Happy 107!

    Friday, April 20 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-04-20 23:26:42 GMT

    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

    More >>

    Two very special Neosho County women are approaching an amazing milestone. They're both turning 107 in the coming weeks. 

    More >>
  • Don't Ask for Bongs in this Joplin Store on 4/20...or Any Day...Despite What You See

    Don't Ask for Bongs in this Joplin Store on 4/20...or Any Day...Despite What You See

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:41:59 GMT

    "You're outta here."

    More >>

    "You're outta here."

    More >>
  • Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Erie High School Students to Host Town Hall Forum

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:13:34 GMT
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
    Although these students are too young to vote, they're plenty old enough to care about issues our country is facing today. "Ever since Parkland happened, the shooting at Park Land. I've always had this mentality, like it can happen here" Erie High School sophomore, Matthew Inman attended the Pittsburg March For Our Lives rally, and one of the leaders encouraged people from all congressional districts to hold town hall meetings, the spirit of activism was contagious. "...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.