According to KRCR News, the food truck business in Paradise, CA, is booming after being recently hit by the Camp Fire emergency last year. Several reasons are behind this sudden surge in food truck purveyors, including:
- An influx of construction workers and emergency crews
- City water is not currently operating at full capacity
- Power is limited
- There aren’t any restaurants remaining after the fire to serve the current load of work crews and hungry people
One local resident is quoted as saying:
“We are getting a lot of regulars and that’s what I’m really here for. We do support the crews obviously, they’re helping clean up our community but we are here for the people too,” says Janice Thrash who owns The Patty Wagon food truck.
These food trucks are providing work crews with the convenience and nutrition they need while they help the residents of Paradise, CA, rebuild after the devastating Camp Fire. One Mr. Drue Polecek of PG&E has said:
“We can just roll up. We saw this food truck and there was nobody in line so we just came up, got we needed, got in our truck and went on our way,” says Polecek.