Big weekend means big bucks for food trucks

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s a big weekend in Indianapolis.  There’s GenCon, Indy Fringe and a Colts preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium.  The big weekend means big money, even for small businesses, like food trucks.

Friday, GenCon attendees were out in force, spending money at local food trucks.

“It’s kind of Super Bowl-level sales,” says Allison Carter of Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort food truck.

Jessica Edwards works at the Flying Cupcake food truck. “GenCon brings about double the sales usually. It’s the Black Friday for food trucks,” she says.

“We will do more business in four days than we did last month probably,” says Carter.

An estimated 48 Indianapolis-area food trucks have paid for the privilege of parking on either Capitol Street or Georgia Street during the convention.

Jermaine Roseman owns the SotSot Food Truck.  SotSot stands for ‘Some of This, Some of That’.

“This is a great event for the city.  It brings a lot of dollars in revenue.  And it creates commerce.  You gotta to love it,” says Roseman.

VisitIndy estimates GenCon will have a $49 million impact this weekend.

Click here for a link to the food truck schedule.

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