March 6, 2015

Weekly & Monthly Food Truck Fests Coming to Daley Plaza,Willis Tower

City of Chicago’s Small Business Center Hosting Fests Set to Begin in March

Mika Stambaugh Director of Public Information     312.744.5365

It is time to forgo the sad sack lunch and get out of the office. To make lunch more exciting in the Loop, the City of Chicago’s Small Business Center (SBC) in the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) is hosting “Food Truck Fests” with licensed City of Chicago food trucks from March through October at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St. and Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Drive.  Each event will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We remain committed to creating opportunities that will allow the food truck industry to thrive, grow, and create jobs,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Chicago is a great place for food, and the Food Truck Fests will contribute to showcasing Chicago’s vibrant food culture.”

The Daley Plaza fests are scheduled to be held weekly and the Willis Tower fests will be hosted monthly. The events will include a rotating line-up of trucks offering different food options at each location.

“Each event will create a new and unique food options to the area and bring more awareness to Chicago residents and visitors who may not be aware of the variety of trucks in the City,” said BACP Commissioner Maria Guerra Lapacek.“Hosting the Food Truck Fests is one of the many ways the City is supporting the innovative industry.”

Food Truck Fest dates, times and participating trucks will be are listed below and will be announced on the City’s SBC social media sites and using the hashtag #Chifoodtruckfests. The SBC is on Twitter at @ChiSmalliz, Facebook at /ChiSmallBiz, Pinterest at ChicagoBACP, and Instagram at ChicagoBACP.

Below are the dates for Willis Tower:                               Below are the dates for Daley Plaza:
March 27                                                                    March 6, 12, 20, 27
April 24                                                                      April 3, 10, 17
May 1, 22                                                                   May 1, 4, 13, 26
June 26                                                                      June 5, 10, 16
July 24                                                                       July 8, 13, 31
August 28                                                                   August 5, 18, 28
September 18                                                              September 1, 9, 22, 28
October 9                                                                   October 7, 14, 21, 28

The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection issues and regulates business licenses in the City of Chicago. For more information about BACP, the Small Business Center, and starting a food truck can be found at www.cityofchicago.org/SBC.

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