Food Truck Festival: fueling local small businesses

By Stephanie Rothman

The Chicago Food Truck Festival is back! Serving lunch to hungry customers, small business food trucks do more than fill people’s bellies… they’re fueling the local economy.

The City of Chicago’s Small Business Center hosts the festival, celebrating the wide array of small business food trucks in the Chicago area. The festival at Daley Center hosts 13 trucks cooking up a variety of cuisines from grilled cheese to fried chicken. The earnings from the festival boosts the local economy.

The festival will run through through October downtown in the heart of the loop.

Photo at top: Customers walk around Daley Center as they decide on their lunch choice during the 2017 Chicago Food Truck Festival. (Rothman/MEDILL)