springfield_moSPRINGFIELD, MO – It’s a growing trend, and Springfield is jumping on the bandwagon… or should we say wheels.

With the growing popularity of food trucks as lunch and dinner options in Springfield, there are plans to open a “food truck central” location on Glenstone just north of Chestnut Expressway.

In the past few years, food trucks have been growing in popularity.

“It is less expensive and it’s a smaller kitchen,” says Bob Craver, the owner and cook of Smokin’ Bob’s BBQ.

There are many different appealing qualities that draw in customers, too.

“Somebody is fixing my meal just for me, that knows me, that knows what I like. I’m not having to sit next to a bunch of people I don’t know or don’t like,” says Ken Walker, a customer.

Craver’s food truck is just one of many popping up in the central location on Glenstone.

“I really enjoy the food truck because I can move around and take my business to customers in different parts of the town,” says James Johnson, who used to own a few restaurants in town and converted to a food truck about a year and a half ago.

Though a food truck is vastly different than most dine-in restaurants, they have the same rules from the health department.

“We have the same rules,” says Johnson. “I sort of feel like they’re a little bit stricter on us, and I don’t mind it actually, you know, I have a good relationship with the health department, and I’m always asking for new updates and questions.”

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