The results for the Food Truck Restaurant for 2019 are in. After collecting nearly 5,000 votes over the last two weeks, congratulations goes out to Lloyd Taco Factory of Buffalo, NY for winning our 2019 Food Truck Restaurant of the Year.
Lloyd Taco Factory
Childhood friends, Chris Dorsaneo and Pete Cimino knew they wanted to create something big and exciting. Neither of them had any inkling that it would be Lloyd.
While Chris studied at the University of Hawaii Kapiolani Community College receiving two Associates in Science for Culinary and Pastry Arts, his passion was ignited for food creation. Culinary inspirations like David Chang and Jose Andres and culinary school mentors like Chefs Ernst Hiltbrand and Alan Tsuchiyama coached and molded him into the professional he is today.
Pete’s mathematics background has served him well in this partnership. Thankfully, he realized soon that the teaching gig out of college wasn’t his thing and turned to his life of “serial entrepreneurship.” While dabbling in several ventures, he visited Chris in Hawaii and made a point to visit Giovanni’s Original shrimp truck. “Little did I know that this unassuming, unofficial state institution was about to change our lives! Standing in line I had much time to ponder.” The idea of waiting in line was ridiculous, but Pete was taken by the “unique social atmosphere, the one that only occurs outside a food truck.” This experience made him feel connected to the food in a way he’d never experienced.
Years later, when Chris returned to Buffalo, food trucks had started to explode. The timing was right and they went to work. The concept of “Lloyd” was born.
The next time you are in their area, come see why they are have become so popular. Congratulations to the Lloyd Taco Factory team and their enthusiastic voters/diners! Congratulations!
Rounding out our top 5 Food Truck Restaurants for 2018 are:
2. Bernie’s Burger Bus – Houston, TX
3. Guerrilla Street Food – St Louis, MO
4. Shimmy Shack – Plymouth, MI
5. World Street Kitchen – Minneapolis, MN
We would like to thank all of the competitors as well as all of our readers who voted for in our 2019 Food Truck Restaurant of the Year contest.
Follow this link to find all of the our previous Mobile Cuisine Food Truck Contest winners.
PLEASE NOTE: The final results of this poll came after hours of vote auditing. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.