Walt Disney World Joins Food Truck Brigade – Orlando Sentinel

Walt Disney hosts 1st Food Truck Rally

Even though we have had strong growth over the last three years, this is an exciting move for Central Florida.” Disney has been working with local food trucks for some time now. And fans of mobile food vendors may be surprised that local trucks roll on to the resort property at the invitation of Disney. Later this summer, Downtown Disney plans to open a permanent food-truck park between Bongos Cuban Cafe and the new Starbucks . And ESPN’s Wide World of Sports hosts seven to eight local food trucks at each Orlando City soccer game. But before you rev up the engine of your kitchen on wheels, keep in mind that the trucks are invited and vetted to make sure they meet the culinary standards of the Walt Disney World Resort. “The requirements to be on their list are stringent,” said Joey Conicella, co-owner of The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck. “Our baking operation as well as our truck was thoroughly inspected to meet their standards for food preparation and safety.” In addition, one of the things Disney was keen on when developing relationships with local trucks was quick service, said Conicella. “We scoped out the local food trucks before we built our vehicles, and we noticed that several trucks even the most popular ones had extensive menus which required people to wait a long time for their food, my website ” said Kleinschmidt. “We wanted great food with a quicker guest satisfaction. All of the Disney trucks have limited menus so that food can be in the guests’ hands in a timely manner.
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