BALTIMORE, MD – The heat may keep hungry Baltimoreans away from outdoor seating, but it won’t keep them away from the city’s food trucks.

Despite temperatures expected to reach a sweltering 103 degrees today, Baltimore’s food trucks are rolling out and setting up shop as usual.

It seems the heat won’t keep people off the street, so why should it keep the food trucks off, said Eddie Dopkin, a partner of the Classic Catering People, operator of the Miss Shirleys Cafe food truck.

Wednesday “was one of the best days we’ve ever had and it was pretty hot,” Dopkin said.

Even though it broke 93 degrees Wednesday, Dopkin said Miss Shirleys’ truck sold 20 percent more than it does on an average day when it made its first visit to Towson.

Sitting at Charles and Baltimore streets on Thursday morning, the Miss Shirleys truck received two or three times more menu requests than usual since setting up around 9 a.m. — so Dopkin is expecting another good day.

Kooper’s Chowhound Burger Wagon has been sweating success, too. Operator Bill Irvin’s truck will be out Thursday after he didn’t see too much of an effect from the heat Wednesday. But he said he’d have a tight leash though, considering the truck runs on hot temperatures.

“We’re going to go out and give it a try today,” Irvin said. “If it’s just too hot, I’m not going to send the boys out tomorrow.”

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