Food Truck Fests Coming to the Loop

March 6, 2015

Get ready for “Food Truck Fests!” The City of Chicago’s Small Business Center (SBC) in the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) is hosting “Food Truck Fests” in the Loop and this is the invitation to be part of the lunchtime action.

The fests will run from March through October weekly at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., and monthly at Willis Tower at the corner of Wacker Drive and Jackson Boulevard. Both locations will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The events will include a line-up of trucks offering different culinary options at each location, while bringing more awareness to Chicago residents and visitors who may not be familiar with the variety of trucks in the City.

Food Truck Fest dates:

Daley Plaza Willis Tower
March 6, 12, 20, 27 March 27
April 3, 10, 17  April 24
May 1, 4, 13, 26 May 1 and 22
June 5, 12, 16 June 26
July 8, 13, 31 July 24
August 5, 18, 28 August 28
September 1, 9, 22, 28  September 18
October 7, 14, 21, 28 October 9


Both locations require a Special Event Food Truck Application. There is an additional $50 fee per fest to participate in the Daley Plaza fests and space for 11 trucks. There is no additional fee to participate in the fests at Willis tower and the space is limited to four trucks.

To participate, send location and date requests to Michael Sobczak at .

Don’t miss out on the Food Truck Fests! Make sure you:
•    Have an up-to-date City of Chicago business license,
•    Send your current contact information to Michael Sobczak at ,
o    Phone Number
o    Email
o    Social media username
•    Follow us on social media sites for announcements,
•    Use the hashtag #Chifoodtruckfests,
•    And sign up for our newsletters.

More information will be announced on the City’s SBC social media sites, and can be found using the hashtag #Chifoodtruckfests. The SBC is on Twitter at @ChiSmalliz, Facebook at ChiSmallBiz, Pinterest at ChicagoBACP, and Instagram at ChicagoBACP. Information also will be posted on BACP’s Small Business Center website

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