Calling All Food Trucks, Porch Expanding Vending

Imagine a venue with great food, high traffic, ample space, an outdoor patio, and magnificent views of the city skyline and river. A place like that is an impossible find, it’s an ideal to most restaurateurs, and one that’s usually only found in their imaginations. It exists, though, and it’s looking to be filled.

University City District and The Porch at 30th Street is calling all vendors, all mobile eateries, all meals on wheels, to be a part of their  upcoming season, to up the ante on a property that has completely revamped itself from a place that once was just a bunch of parking spots. Last year, those that parked at the Porch found themselves in a very lucrative position, both physically and financially. Once a week, in only three hours, 2-4 trucks sold over 250 meals—those are busy-restaurant numbers.

This year the University District wants more. They’re asking that for the new season (starting April 3rd and lasting until the end of November 2013), trucks commit to two vending days: 11:30am-2:30pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. Vendors will be designated their own parking spot, and preference will be given to respondents who offer high-quality, affordable, interesting and sustainable food options, especially those that are fitting of the site, location, and lunch time slot. All UCD asks is that vendors pay a $35 concession fee, paid in advance of vending to University City District.

Those that are interested have to turn in their  proposal with all required documentation and attachments by 5pm on Thursday February 22nd, 2013 to Lori Klein Brennan.

University City District
3940 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA