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EatGR to host second food truck rally

Area food trucks to take over the Downtown Market on Saturday, July 25 during EatGR's Truck Two: The Sequel.

/Amanda Sterling

The May 30 food truck rally at the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids was such a success, EatGR is rolling out an encore service.

EatGR’s Truck Two: The Sequel will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 25. Local favorites A Moveable Feast and Gettin’ Fresh will be participating, as well as rally newcomers Grand Haven Islands and Killer Hibachi.

Chris Freeman, founder of EatGR and rally organizer, was pleased with the great turnout at the first event, but hopes the July 25 rally will be even bigger yet.

“The more successful food truck events we’re able to pull off, the more likely we will be to convince the City to make changes to their restrictive food truck laws,” Freeman says. Currently, food truck operators must pay $1900 to obtain a Special Use Permit or find events that are food truck friendly.

Brennan Summers, owner of A Moveable Feast, recommends that attendees arrive early on in the event to ensure they get served.

“The more food truck love we can show, the better. But it also means that we run the risk of running out of food,” he says. “We do the best we can with the information we have, and if there is an overwhelming response that we could not predict, that's a great thing!”

For more info about EatGR, visit the group’s Facebook page or EatGR.com.

Disclosure: The author of this article is related to Gettin' Fresh co-owner Abbie Sterling and is friends with co-owner Emily Kelly.

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