It’s a food truck frenzy in Oklahoma, and if you’ve been to H&8th on the last Friday of the month then you know what I’m talking about.
Dozens of food trucks pack the city streets, but what happens to the gourmet eateries on wheels once the night is over? Josh Delozier and Travis Stephens made finding food trucks as easy as a tap of a button with TruckItOKC. Delozier said they created the app last year with the help of food truck owners to give them what they wanted in an app.
“Once they (food truck owners) set up their profile, they can check in at a location in under 30 seconds, push a single button to tweet out that location to their followers, and share their menu with the click of a button,” Delozier said. “Time is critical in the world of mobile cuisine, and our app is a great resource for everyone involved in the process.”
He said the idea started after trying to find a food truck to eat at for lunch.
“I work in downtown and wanted to find a food truck for lunch one day,” Delozier said. “After downloading a couple of national food truck apps, I quickly realized that OKC's trucks weren't on them.”
After going to each food truck’s social media site, he decided to give his buddy Stephens with the App Shop a phone call to roll out an easy-to-use smartphone app.
It’s also an opportunity for them to get out to one of the weekly festivals and street parties to network with the more than 60 food trucks available in the metro.
“Our app exists to help connect all of the dots in this series of events, locations, festivals and trucks,” ,” Delozier said. “And, since we're food truck lovers too, it's been an awesome experience.”
Find out more about the app at www.truckitokc.com.
Where TruckItOKC hangs out: Grandad's Bar in Uptown 23rd, Elemental Coffee in Midtown and Empire Slice House in the Plaza District.