TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas businessman is pumping the brakes in developing a food truck park.
The proposed park was approved by the Tyler City Council last year. The Northeast Public Health District even eased some of their regulations to make permitting easier for potential food trucks.
Park Developer Carlo D' Angelo said even though the food truck park is on hold, he still plans to help the people of Tyler get their food truck fix.
"Other than just shelf the thing entirely, we've launched Tyler Food Truck Rally. An event planning, event coordinating extension of our brand." D'Angelo said.
Saturday, four food trucks were on hand at Lindsey Park during the Cleats for the Cure tournament. Curbside Taco and Lupita's Restaurant are the two trucks permitted for use in Tyler. The others were from out of county.
D'Angelo said they plan to promote the existing food trucks to draw other trucks into the city.
"Until there is a lot of them online so there is a variety we can't do this because we don't want to open this to fail," D'Angelo said.
Cheyenne Lindsey has been operating her food truck out of Jacksonville for almost a year and she said it takes a while to build up a good clientele. She believes a food truck's success lies in their menu.
"You want to make sure it's original," Lindsey said.
D'Angelo believes the demand for the trucks in Tyler is there, based on his social media reach.
"There is just no supply," D'Angelo said.
He's hopeful events like the one Saturday will get his vision for a food truck park in Tyler up and running again.
Food trucks will be back at Lindsey Park Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.