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Food on the Fly: Food Trucks Headed to Sacramento International Airport


For hungry people waiting in their cars for the phone call that a friend or family member's plane has arrived, the answer might be a gyro, slice of pizza or burger from the food truck that will now be parked in the cell phone lot of the airport.

Catherine Enfield is with FoodMob, an organization of more than 20 area food trucks.  She says it's a seasonal experiment that she hopes will become a year-round fixture.

"You know, if you're sitting there, waiting for your loved ones to fly in, you might grab a snack, or maybe you see the truck, and after you pick up your friends and family you might say, ' hey there's a food truck there.  Let's grab a bite from them before we head on the road."

Enfield says the trucks will also be handy for employees who don't work in the terminal, such as taxi drivers and cargo and rental car company employees.

The effort began Tuesday and a local food truck will be parked in the cell phone lot between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. most days between now and the New Year.

Enfield says the timing's also right for the food truck industry, because colder weather means fewer customers.

"They struggle to find places to be. You know, the summer is full of outdoor events and not so in the winter and they need more help finding business in the winter and so this airport arrangement is perfect timing."

She says for now, there will be one food truck per day.  Tuesday's truck is "Gyro King," Wednesday's will be "Slightly Skewed."  Friday will be "Mole Ole". For a schedule, click here.

Marianne Russ

Former Managing Editor, News

Marianne served as Capital Public Radio’s Managing Editor for News through July 2015.  Read Full Bio 

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