Brooklyn Park Food Truck Stays Local During Pandemic
Lisa Nelson from Brooklyn Park operates the Yummy Tummy food truck and used to rely on downtown Minneapolis business during the week as well as graduation parties and corporate gigs. Now, she’s setting up her truck on weekends in Brooklyn Park at Fleet Farm hoping to turn a profit from local customers.
“Last year I was downtown Minneapolis all the time. The food trucks would set up along like Second Avenue. We would jockey for position. They would go around the block, around the block and then at 9 a.m. everybody would dash into a parking spot. So you could have anywhere from 20 to 40 trucks downtown. Now with kind of nobody working downtown, I actually did not renew my license for downtown this year,” said Lisa Nelson, Brooklyn Park resident and owner of the Yummy Tummy Food Truck.
Every Food Truck Owner On the Hunt
Nelson says she’s not alone. All food trucks are working from home without a steady revenue stream from corporate gigs and graduations and such. She got permission to operate in the parking lot and is doing well.
“The gal thought with the garden center being open, she said come on out for three weekends. We’ve had phenomenal success here. And we’ve just been doing very very well here at Fleet Farm,” said Nelson.
The best way to find out where the Yummy Tummy food truck is on any given day is to check its Facebook page. Nelson said she hopes to be camped out near the garden center at the Brooklyn Park Fleet Farm for the next several weekends.
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