CHICAGO, IL – Just like most folks, auto journalists love food, and one way to draw the press to your display at an auto show is to include your new food truck platform, filled with tasty samples.

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Just as they did when displaying in Los Angeles and Detroit, Nissan has brought in a Chicago food truck favorite, The Southern Mac Truck to help them dispense tasty mac-n-cheese on press day. The NV2500 High Roof food truck concept made their debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show where they provided gourmet sandwiches to media.

The Nissan NV food truck concepts feature custom fold-out serving windows, work counters and full exterior graphics.

“Since its introduction last spring, the Nissan NV van is proving itself in a wide range of commercial uses, from construction to delivery services, in both Standard Roof and High Roof body styles,” said Joe Castelli, vice president, Commercial Vehicles and Fleet, Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA). “The Nissan NV High Roof model is especially adaptable for food truck and catering use thanks to its 76.9-inch tall interior, which provides the flexibility for the mobile chefs to comfortably move around inside while creating their gastronomical delights.”

The Nissan NV is offered in three models: NV1500, NV2500 HD, NV3500 HD and with a choice of two powerful yet fuel-efficient engines – a 4.0-liter V6 and 5.6-liter V8. Both are mated to a standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

If you plan to attend the auto show once it opens up to the public, you may not have the chance to sample the food from Chef Cary Taylor’s Southern Mac truck, but if you want to enjoy some of the fare from other Chicago food trucks, make it out to McCormick place on February 16th from 6-7:30pm (McCormick Place Lot B, enter from 31st Street near Lake Shore Drive) for the Chicago Auto Show Food truck meet up. Besides their gourmet cuisine the food trucks will also provide customers with discount tickets for admission and parking to the Auto Show.

This discount will provide $4 off the full adult admission price (normally $11), and the parking discount offers $9 off the regular $19 parking rate. The discount ticket can only be used Feb. 16-17.

If you want to track The Southern Mac food truck down on your own time, you can follow them on Twitter @thesouthernmac.