We ... are foodstruck.
We are volunteers: a group of friends, all with full-time jobs, who want to bring something cool to the city we love. We like good food, good friends and throwing kick-ass parties. #weloveyorkcity.
We ... planned the first foodstruck for October 2013, and we were strategic in our planning.
A York City event, because street food is urban food. And because this is our town, damn it, and we wanted to show it off.
A Friday night, to demonstrate that it doesn't have to be First Friday to get people to hang out in York City.
A downtown locale other than North Beaver Street, to prove that people will migrate beyond Central Market if given a reason.
A four-hour event, because trucks have limited capacity in the amount of food and ingredients they can carry.
Beyond fair food, because we know Yorkers were hungry for something different. We knew we were.
Including downtown businesses in the fun, for as the event has demonstrated, a rising tide lifts all boats.
We were not prepared for the demand for an event like this. Either time.
Seventeen hundred of you showed up for the first foodstruck, in 9 inches of rain, when we were expecting 500. In April 2014, we doubled the number of trucks and set our expectations on an attendance of 4,000 to 5,000. Eighty-five hundred of you came out to eat the street.
We were in awe. We were humbled. We were proud.
We learn from each event.
We take months to plan each foodstruck. We listen to what you have to say. We want everyone to have a fantastic time and experience as many trucks as possible. We read every Facebook comment, Tweet and email. Rest assured, we're hearing you.
We are so grateful to all of you. For your enthusiasm. For your hunger. For your suggestions. For supporting our event and our city. Thank you.
We are foodstruck. And we will be back very soon.