The corner of Mill and Main Street was a beehive of activity Wednesday afternoon as the urban trend of food trucks hit Ardmore.
Tim and Julie Longest opened their truck, “It’s All Good” to the public and by the end of the day, a majority of items had been sold out signifying a successful outing.”
“The turnout was more than we could have hoped for,” Tim Longest said. “We opened with wings and tacos because that is what has been in demand. We won’t serve that every time and we are in for quality rather than quantity. We tried to show that today.”
The truck started serving food at 11 a.m. and it was a good idea to be there early as several drove up to the truck while many others were able to walk from work. Tim Longest said the purpose of the truck is to benefit Main Street.
“We are actually doing the truck to add value to downtown and add some uniqueness,” he said. “We don’t want to go out to the big employers and serve six times week. Our focus is on downtown.
Longest said he hopes to open the truck a couple of times a week and spur more interest from other trucks to follow suit.
“What we are aiming for continues to be the food truck park and we hope to have five or six trucks at the park and then we can operate the park four to five days a week,” Longest said.
Kirk Rodden, who serves on the board for the Ardmore Historic Preservation Commission, was encouraged about the truck’s impact on the downtown area. Rodden said he saw a number of trucks in Tishomingo for Spring Break and said it was great to see the trend moving into downtown.
“The more bodies the better walking through downtown,” he said.
Updates for when It’s All Good hours can be located at ardmorefoodtrucks.com.