FRANKLIN, TN – “If you build it, they will come.”

That’s how much faith Scot Keliher has in creating a food truck park in Franklin.

After taking ownership of Franklin’s historic Chapman’s II food truck last year from retiring couple Gwen and Dan Perkins, Keliher has been busy serving up flank steak inside his signature red and white trolley at local events around town.

And even though Keliher has only been running Chapman’s II for just over a year, he has big plans – not only for Chapman’s II, but for the local food truck industry as well.

“I think there’s an opportunity to do a food truck park right here in Franklin and the perfect spot is right near Bicentennial Park,” said Keliher. “That park is screaming to put food trucks there.”

Unlike a recent proposal by a developer to establish a temporary food truck park on private property in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, Keliher’s idea would involve a partnership with the city of Franklin.

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