4th annual Eat the Street Food Truck Festival draws large crowd

Eat the Street

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – The 4th Annual Eat the Street Food Truck Festival drew thousands of hungry people out in Franklin Friday night.

More than 40 food trucks took part, lining Third Avenue North near the new Bicentennial Park.

The event benefits the 21st Drug Court. The organization’s board president Phil Newman organized the festival.

“The food trucks don’t get down here to Franklin,” explained Newman. “We thought it would be a great idea to bring the food trucks to the people of Franklin.”

Last year’s festival hosted about 10,000 people and even more were expected this year.

Dallas Shaw, owner of Hoss’ Loaded Burgers and president of the Nashville Food Truck Association, has watched the festival grow each year.

“Eat the Street has been an amazing growth,” Shaw told News 2. “For the first year it was like 12 trucks. Then 20, then 37. And Now there’s over 40 this year.”

Eat the Street was the first event held at Franklin’s new Bicentennial Park, which is still being completed.

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