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Mobile Food Truck Forum @ RO Farmer's Market - DTW

berkleybabe | Feb 11, 2012 01:57 PM

Any other area hounds stop in? It was a great idea...5-6 trucks there, including Ned's Travelburger, Jacques Taco, El Guapo, Concrete Cuisine, Chow and Mama Taco. Inside of the market looked very cool with a number of the trucks and the twinkly lights.

However, operationally it need some major revision. The lines were incredible -- up to half hour to hour just to order, another 45 minutes to get the order. And this for street food. We only ended up at two places and the food was just OK...ever getting there at 5:30 (the thing started at 5) some items, most popular, were already sold out.

Lines need to be marked much better... they sprawled all around. Pre-ordering has to be essential. It's ridiculous to stand in line forever, just to give an order. One truck had somebody going down the line and taking orders which speeded things up incrementally.

I'm surprised anyone was surprised that there would be a massive turnout. We were already too deep into order to walk out and lose our money so we hung around for another hour to get dinner.

It's a great idea, but some real thought needs to go into the next iteration of this event. Big time.

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