Sadly we had little option but to close the 2016 Union Street Food Truck season on Friday 30 September.
It has been an amazing 4 months, for which we would like to thank you, the customers, for making so memorable.
June was quite remarkable, and the sales figures proved it! The figures in July were a little lower, but still very high. A quieter August we were expecting because of vacations. But the anticipated post-Labour Day surge as everybody came back to work in September just did not happen. On the contrary, figures continued to fall.
In fact, the figures in September continued to fall to the point where it became harder to attract some of the trucks that had been so popular in June and July.
Encouraged by your feedback, we tried hard to extend the season into October. Indeed, discussions were still going on into this weekend to try and identify options to provide some sort of service through October. But the sales figures in September meant that in the end it did just not prove possible.
So, with much regret and with apologies to our loyal customers, we have to declare the 2016 Season closed!
We plan to re-open in 2017, and many of the trucks have already told us that they would be happy to come back, so good bye for now, and we hope to see you again next Spring!
In the meantime, we would be happy to receive feedback on what you liked, what you didn’t like quite so much…….and your theories on why the anticipated post-Labour day bounce did not happen!