The next time you're looking for a Swensons Drive-In Restaurant, you could be grabbing their famous "Galley Boy" from inside a food truck.
Lindsey Flowers, director of the new Swensons food truck, said they've been flooded with catering requests, which influenced their decision to launch the custom-built food truck.
"We are able to go anywhere a customer needs us to go, cook the food on-site and it's made hot and fresh and ready to order," said Flowers.
The 28-foot food truck will serve the same menu items made popular at the drive-in restaurants.
"Anything a restaturant can make, we can make in the food truck."
The food truck made its first appearance in Akron at opening ceremonies for the All-American Soap Box Derby Monday. Their next appearance will be at Hardesty Park for the annual Taste of Akron Thursday evening.
"We have not even started advertising yet and the books are filling up. Word of mouth is great and we're very excited for this new business venture for Swensons."
There's been a lot of discussions surrounding food trucks in Akron. The city currently prohibits food trucks from operating on public property.
Flowers says at this point, the ban will have little impact on their new business venture. She says the food truck was set-up to focus on improving their catering business.
"We're not looking to just pull up and cook anywhere," said Flowers. "This is more for catering, so we will be on private property. So the Akron [food truck] ban will not affect us."
On the web: www.swensonsdriveins.com