Some airports are allowing food trucks to park in or near cellphone lots where people wait to pick up passengers, USA Today reports. Many of the food trucks often feature regional foods, catering to travelers excited to experience the culture. Airports are notorious for having unoriginal and tasteless food options, and perhaps the addition of food trucks will help their reputation.
Some examples of airports allowing food trucks to set up shop include Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, which has Twist of Spice serving wraps, paninis, salads, and Mexican food. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport hosts Harley Dogs, which serves hot dogs and bratwurst. Tampa International Airport has one food truck a day on weekdays, and twenty different food trucks rotate the spot.
The food truck market is one of the fastest-growing segments of the restaurant industry. Posting up in the parking lots of airports seems like the right fit, since it doesn’t cost the airports anything and it helps local merchants. So far, the trucks have been a hit at some airports, and it remains to be seen if this trend will continue.