Food Truck Mondays begin in Gibson Co. - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Food Truck Mondays begin in Gibson Co.


Food trucks are now serving up lunch on Princeton's square. 

The rainy weather in Princeton did not prevent residents from coming out and trying out Food Truck Mondays. Vendors were very excited to be there, but they all had their different reasons.  
"When I decided to retire three years ago, I said I've got to do something. I can't sit around home, so I decided to sell hot dogs," said hot dog stand owner, Ronald McIntyre.

Matt Gering, manager of Kolb Homestead Pizza said, "We try to focus on using as many local ingredients as possible, specifically ingredients that have been grown on the farm." 

One vendor, James Wilkerson of JW's BBQ, has a grand plan in mind and that is his reason for taking part in Food Truck Mondays. He wants to open a food business in Princeton.  

"We're just testing the market. I'm just looking at what it all entails in starting a business. Making sure that we could do it at a low cost and make it profitable, and make sure that it is in demand in what we are trying to offer to the community," Wilkerson said.

He has his sites set on a higher goal, but on Monday, he is simply enjoying the atmosphere. 

"I enjoy cooking and I have a passion for it. I have a passion for serving people as well, so it just kind of makes it all worth the while," Wilkerson told 14 News.

Wilkerson said that he sold out of all of his pulled pork sandwiches within the first hour of the event.

If you are interested in coming out and trying these foods, you can attend the event every Monday now through August, with the exception of Monday, July 8. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and it goes until 1:00 p.m. 

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