Oviedo, FL (March 27,2012) – And the winners of the first round Food Truck Wars are:
Top Sales - New Smyrnas" Cafe Heavenly
Largest food item - Miamis" Mojo on the Go
Truck appearance - Miamis" My Mad Scientist
Gourmet Food - Tampas" Off the Griddle
& Peoples Choice Award - Oviedos very own TJ"s Seafood Shack.
It was an amazing turnout with an estimated 15,000+ in attendance and in spite of the torrential downpour in the late afternoon, foodies from all over the State braved the storm and ate up all there was to offer, said Liz Rivera Otts, President of Food Truck Crazy, Inc the shows producers. We have to say special thanks to Oviedo Mall, the City of Oviedo, Gourmet Truck Expo, our prestigious panel of judges & so many volunteers and media partners that assisted in making this event such a great success.
The Food Truck Wars event got off to an amazing start on March 31st at Oviedo Mall. 37 trucks from all over the State competed for 5 awards. But, at the end of the day they all walked away winners. All 37 trucks sold out completely to the hordes of people that turned up in spite of torrential rains.
In addition to amazing sales the Citizens of Oviedo and Food Truck Owners can give themselves a round of applause. The Optimist Club, which is a non-profit group of community service volunteers, rose over $3,000 through a silent auction and beer & wine sales during the event.
Be on the lookout: The battle doesn’t end here. Food Truck Wars will continue, as the shows producers are in the process of locking in other dates in other cities and announce them soon.
Great event! We sat in the car and waited out the storm. I was very glad to see the crowds as soon as the rain let up. Excellent job, Oviedo! Look forward to the next one!
This was a great experience for us. We sold out way too fast, we did not expect the number of people for this event. We will be prepared for the next round. Thanks for the people who came, and thank you for everyone who made this event a success. Of course all the other food trucks also! :) - Banh Mi Palace Food Truck