What do a dozen pizza trucks look like rolling down I-95 in Connecticut?
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, The Big Green Pizza truck will be organizing a Pizza Truck Festival to commemorate their tenth season in business. They have invited between 12 and 15 pizza trucks (including local favorite Skinny Pines) to join them in a makeshift parade and gathering in the parking lot of the newly renovated Sport's Haven at 600 Long Wharf Drive in New Haven. The public is invited to meet up with the mobile pizza parade at their final resting spot at Sport's Haven's parking lot and buy a pie or a slice from 4 to 6 pm.
"Ten years ago no one was doing pizza for catered events. Now the Big Green Pizza Truck has five trucks and some some weeks we feed over 3,000 people," said Douglas Coffin, founder and owner of Big Green Pizza Truck. "Many other people have gotten into this business; by my count at least ten other companies are doing similar style operations. My goal with this event is to say 'look how far this idea has come!'"
Participants include:Chubby Oven, Skinny Pines, Big Green Truck Pizza, Oregano Joe's, Verona, Victoria's and more! Representatives of oven manufacturers will be on hand for those who are thinking of putting an oven on a trailer or in their back yard. Coffin, the founder of the Big Green Truck will be on hand to discuss plans with anyone interested in getting started in this business.
Tentative schedule: Food trucks will gather at Sports Haven parking lot at 1:30 pm on April 10. At 2:00 pm they will drive down Long Wharf Drive to 95, parade down 95 to exit 40 (Woodmont Rd) turn around comeback up 95 to return to the Sport's Haven lot by 2:45 pm. The best spot for pictures will be either as everyone is lining up to leave the parking lot, or if you want a shot of the trucks in motion, the area along Long Wharf Drive would be ideal. The trucks will begin setting up for pizza service at the Sport Haven parking lot, and they will sell pizza from 4 to 6 pm, with the event ending at 7 pm.