Church’s Chicken is putting a few of its fryers on wheels with the chain’s first food truck.
The metro Atlanta-based fast-food chain will debut its first ever food truck Saturday during a preliminary judging event for Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s Youth of the Year competition. Church’s will serve lunch to nearly 300 attendees.
The truck is 27 feet long and is equipped with three full-size fryers. But don’t expect to see a fleet of the vehicles competing for the metro Atlanta lunchtime crowd anytime soon.
Church’s said the single truck, which will be headed to south Texas in a few weeks, is the only one for the time being. The company hasn’t ruled out additional trucks at some point in the future. (Church’s was founded in San Antonio in 1952).
Food trucks are a regular sight around metro Atlanta. There is even the Atlanta Food Truck Park on Howell Mill Road.
The Four Seasons hotel chain’s new food truck is making its way across metro Atlanta this week with stops at hotels. Four Seasons’ menu is a little more upscale than many, with such menu items as Savannah crab cake sandwiches, sage roasted pumpkin farro salad and butter pecan/peach ice cream sandwiches.
In July, the Atlanta Street Food Festival at Piedmont Park attracted more than 40 food trucks.
The Youth of the Year competition recognizes teens for academic achievement, leadership skills and service to the community. The winners from 18 metro Atlanta clubs will be honored at the annual Youth of the Year Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Nov. 6 in Atlanta.
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