FoodTruckr Heroes: The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally

What’s better than a food truck festival that brings a ton of tasty trucks together in one place? 

Admittedly, that’s a bit of a trick question!  There’s nothing better—except for a food truck festival that brings more tasty trucks together in one place than have ever gathered together before.  We’re talking, of course, about the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally presented by Generation Food Truck in Tampa Bay, FL.

This event earns a spot in our Hall of FoodTruckr Heroes Fame by working hard to bring as many food trucks as possible together in a single place.  The event took place this past weekend on March 29th and 30th and set a new Guinness World Record with 121 trucks joining forces for a historic food truck parade.

To be included in the official count, trucks had to have a logo displayed on their trucks.  That means that when you also count the trucks that didn’t have logos but still served up delicious food, festival attendees could choose from approximately 170 trucks.  We don’t know how you could ever choose just one or two to order from!

In addition to the fact that this record-breaking endeavor succeeded in making history, there are a few things we really love about this event:

1. Raises Awareness

The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally isn’t just a way for the participants to claim a Guinness World record—it’s also an incredible opportunity for everyone involved to raise awareness about the food truck industry.  From media reports to social posts from the participating trucks, tons of people were talking about this event over the weekend.  That’s a lot of positive buzz about food trucks and the growing popularity of this industry, and we think it’s pretty cool that one event was able to make such a big splash.

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2. Brings the Community Together

Successful industries have strong communities behind them, and we’re thrilled to see the food truck community growing stronger every day.  There are all kinds of food truck festivals that bring a bunch of trucks to a single place, but the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally goes a step further by bringing everyone together to work toward a common goal.  At this event, every truck is equally important to contributing to the final count, and it’s only through the power of all the trucks combined that a new record can be set.

3. Reflects Food Truck Culture

FoodTruckrs are an awesome breed—hard-working, innovative people who are committed to quality and know how to have a good time.  The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally reflects that culture by serving up a fresh spin on traditional food truck festivals and being a seriously fun way to enjoy some of the best trucks the industry has to offer.

We were so excited to see the World’s Largest Food Truck Rally set their new Guinness World Record, and we can’t wait to see how many trucks they’ll bring together at next year’s event!  Big thanks to the incredible team behind this event—and congratulations to all the trucks who participated!

image from The World’s Largest Food Truck Rally Facebook page

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Nicole Farley

Nicole Farley is the Managing Editor at FoodTruckr and a food truck aficionado. A graduate of The University of Kansas, she loves writing, business development, connecting with food truck owners, and cheering for the Jayhawks. Connect with Nicole on the FoodTruckr Facebook page or email her at [email protected]

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