Food Truck Friday Expands For 2023

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Food Truck Friday, hosted by the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga on the first Friday of each month, celebrates its first anniversary by expanding. Beginning this Friday, Food Truck Friday will be held the first and third Friday of each month. The 2023 expansion of Food Truck Friday is made possible by the support of TVFCU.

“Food Truck Friday has proved popular for both the lunchtime crowd and for our food truck entrepreneurs”, said Hal Bowling, executive director of LAUNCH, the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga’s parent organization.
“I’m excited we’re now able to offer it on the first and third Friday of the month. I am even more excited and thankful Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union has invested with us in sponsoring Food Truck Friday, where the entrepreneurs can share their amazing food with our community.”

Marcus Cade-Johnson, business lender, Business & Commercial Services at TVFCU, said, “LAUNCH and its Kitchen Incubator help bring great business ideas from our overlooked communities to life . To provide a commercial grade kitchen that allows those with dreams of their own restaurants to hone their skills and grow their business acumen is a great asset for the city. TVFCU is proud to support Food Truck Fridays, the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, these fine food truck chefs and the great work done at LAUNCH.”

This Friday will mark the one year anniversary and is themed Mardi Gras. There will be a special Po Boy competition judged by the Brainerd High Culinary Class. In addition, the Brainerd High School Band, dancers and cheerleaders, as well as culinary students, will join the celebration.

Food Truck Friday is held the first and third Friday of each month in the areas surrounding the Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga at 5704 Marlin Road, adjacent to Eastgate. Also this year, select TVFCU branch locations will host a food truck once a month. Those locations, food trucks and dates are still to be determined.

Food Trucks for this Friday include:
Chef Express
Mac Subs and Fries
Nola Girls Gumbo
Wing Top Tots
Fud Vybez
The Oatmeal Experience
Freaky Funnels
Peach Cobbler Factory
Windy City Eatz
Soul Que
Neutral Ground
The Bistro
Down Home Bakes
Broken Hearts Cheesecakes
Look - Out 4 Sliders
C & K Snowy Delights
Nonni’s Empanadas
Cold Fusions
Shey Natural Smoothies
Mo Lemonade
Los Tainos

LAUNCH Chattanooga is a local nonprofit organization that strives to support underrepresented
entrepreneurs in the community. LAUNCH began in 2011 and owns and operates the Kitchen
Incubator of Chattanooga. The organization has helped start nearly 500 businesses, most of
which are owned by women and people of color.
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