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Truck-a-Roo brings hundreds to Downtown Wilmington

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Food trucks line Water Street in downtown Wilmington Food trucks line Water Street in downtown Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The first ever Truck-a-Roo took place Saturday night in downtown Wilmington, and hundreds showed up for the event.

Whether you are a fan of BBQ, seafood or cheese, there was something for everyone. Food trucks lined Water Street, dishing out their favorites. People had the option of buying a ballot for $10 and sampling everything, or just buying what they wanted.

Food Truck owners say it's a new way of doing business, but it actually helps them reach out to more customers. They say a lot of people don't have time to sit down and eat during the day, so they this allows them to grab something fast. They can also travel and reach more customers.

"We are mobile, if we need to we can just pack up and leave," said Carter McKaughan, the owner of The Cheesy Banker.

While owners say the permit process is a little tedious. They say it's worth it in the end.

"There is a lot of do's, don't's, and gotta haves," said Hardie Ballard, the owner of Webo's Catering. 

Organizers said they pre-sold 600 ballots, and saw even more people show up on Saturday night.

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