The Community Night Carnival is a tradition here at Leesville and was held Wednesday, Oct. 9. Leesville’s use of food trucks for the first time uniquely in its history occurred.
Three different food trucks were at the carnival:. D’Burritos, a Mexican restaurant–similar style to Chipotle or Moe’s, Chicken-N-Que, a classic southern chopped chicken and BBQ truck, and Sweet Traditions by LeAne, a cupcake vendor.
Abby Symes, senior, said, “I thought [food trucks] were cool. I’d always wanted to go to one, but they are all in sketchy areas.” When asked about her chicken burrito (D’Burritos), Symes said, “It doesn’t even taste processed at all. ‘Fresh Mex’, just like the truck says.”
Jon Cao, junior, spoke out about his seasoned fries (Chicken-N-Que) by saying, “They’re better than other fast food fries, but they are a little more expensive.” This is something students should consider. Does the convenience of the food truck outway higher prices?
Adam Ryle, senior, while commenting on his raspberry white chocolate cupcake (Sweet Traditions) said “It tastes homemade, and there’s a real raspberry inside. I used to like GiGi’s [Cupcake’s] but now Sweet Traditions is my favorite place to get desserts.”
However, many students commented about the food truck program by saying if it were to continue then it should be implemented at other larger events; football games for example.
Rowland, owner of Sweet Traditions, said Sweet Traditions would be more than willing to come back and work other events. “I grew up around here, so I try to help charity and school events/fundraisers whenever I can,” she said.