First and foremost, thank you. You came out to vote for us in droves, winning us the title of top food truck blog (technically, the top one in North America). We also want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support throughout the year and a half we’ve been blogging. On the day we launched back in July of 2011, we didn’t know if there were other people out there as passionate as we are about food trucks. Today, you answered that question quite definitively.
Because of you, we exist. Because of us all, food trucks exist. They do what they do because they thoroughly enjoy cooking up nom after nom for us (and we’re preetttty sure they love seeing our messy faces as we chow down). We all know about the tremendous hurdles Chicago food trucks go through to reach our demand for them, especially when compared to other major cities in the United States. They couldn’t continue trucking if we didn’t come out in droves for them. Rain, sleet, or shine, we chase them down.
Last Friday, we spoke to 6 (marketing and business) classes at Naperville Central High School. We mentioned that, with their votes, we could reach #3. At the time, that was mathematically accurate. However, one kid piped up and said “Why aren’t you shooting for #1?” We underestimated your support, food truck freak. We continue to echo our thanks for each vote, each tweet, each word of encouragement. Well played high school kid; well played indeed.
To pay forward your support for us, we’ve made a donation in your collective names to a group of food trucks in New York and New Jersey that’s serving meals to people affected by Hurricane Sandy.