Food Truck Fall Launches in October 2019
Punta Gorda, FL (Sept. 30, 2019) – Punta Gorda Airport’s (PGD) passengers and local residents can experience a variety of new food options this October with the launch of Food Truck Fall. Each upcoming Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday a new food truck is going to be serving delicious eats and treats in the short-term parking lot across from the Bailey Terminal. A range of vendors from southwest Florida will be serving everything from gourmet grilled cheese and pastas to tacos, frozen treats and fusion cuisine.
The impetus for Food Truck Fall comes as the numbers of on-airport employees, general aviation traffic and Allegiant passengers have steadily increased. Allegiant now provides air service to 45-plus nonstop destinations from PGD. PGD also leases 230 aircraft T-hangars, and sites to 21 non-aviation tenants and 40 aviation-related tenants. The surrounding Interstate Airport Park is also home to other large employers like Cheney Brothers and Peace River Distributing.
|FOOD TRUCK VENDOR||DATE||TIME FRAME|
|Pineapple Express||Wednesday, October 2||1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m|
|JD’s Chuckwagon||Friday, October 4||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Kings Tacos & Burritos||Monday, October 7||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Thee Purple Potato||Wednesday, October 9||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Uncle Louie’s Italian Ice LLC||Wednesday, October 9||1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m|
|The Grilling Shack||Friday, October 11||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Gator Johns BBQ||Saturday October 12||11:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.|
|Philly T’s Cheesesteak & Po’Boys||Monday, October 14||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Sunny Days Ice Cream||Wednesday, October 16||2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.|
|The Traveling Noodle||Friday, October 18||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Ralph’s Original Philly Cheesesteaks||Saturday, October 19||Between 11:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.|
|The Bear Dozen||Monday, October 21||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Red Roc Cravings||Wednesday, October 23||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|South’s BBQ||Friday, October 25||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|American Grilled Cheese Kitchen||Saturday, October 26||Between 11:00 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.|
|Arekie Fusion Cuisine||Monday, October 28||1:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m|
|Yuppie Bowls||Wednesday, October 30||1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m|
“We’re using October as a pilot period to see how many customers are served, how happy the customers and vendors are, and what improvements we can make going forward,” said PGD’s Marketing & Communications Manager Kaley Miller. “We’ll also being monitoring the resulting reviews on each Food Truck’s Facebook page.”
Scheduling food trucks is a short-term way to enhance food options currently offered at the airport. For passengers that go through screening, they can access a full bar and enjoy hot, made-to-order sandwiches and subs from The Junction before all departing flights. Nino’s Italian Bakery in Punta Gorda supplies The Junction with fresh breads, bagels, muffins and pastries each morning.
The SkyView Café features daily specials and a full bar. It’s just south of the Bailey Terminal, and is open to the public and passengers Sunday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Parking is free for two hours in the short-term parking lot.
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About Punta Gorda Airport
The Charlotte County Airport Authority (CCAA), governed by five elected commissioners, owns and operates the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD), located at 28000 Airport Road, five minutes off I-75, exits 161 and 164. PGD provides quick and easy access to Southwest Florida, and is home to air charters, medical transport services, aircraft maintenance and avionics repair, as well as flight schools, distributers and manufacturers. CCAA is a nontaxing entity and operates as an enterprise fund, totally supported by revenue generated from its operations including rental car concession, parking, fuel sales and hangar, building and land leases. A 2018 economic impact study by the FDOT estimated that PGD is responsible for 12,392 jobs and $1.275 billion in total economic output. For more information, visit www.flypgd.com.
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