Kuala Lumpur, MYS: Hungry rally-goers mean fatter wallets for food truck operators

By Fernando Fong  |  The Rakyat Post

Meals of wheels: One of the many food trucks parked along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, to cater to Bersih participants. — TRP pic by Fernando Fong
Meals of wheels: One of the many food trucks parked along Jalan
Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, to cater to Bersih participants.
— TRP pic by Fernando Fong

Food trucks are cashing in on the second day of the Bersih 4 rally that had been drawing enormous crowds since yesterday.

With an array of menus, from keropok lekor to kebab, the food trucks enjoy strong support from Bersih 4 participants, who appreciate the affordable meal options.

Parked alongside roads that had been sealed off for the rally, the food trucks make sense for rally participants who are thirsty and hungry amid the packed crowd.

A food truck operator selling kebab said business had been good and wished the rally would go on longer.

“The crowd is so massive and there is ample business for everyone, including convenience stores and restaurants.

“I don’t think anyone would complain,” said the operator, who only wished to be known as Shahril, whose food truck was parked along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

His food truck was among more than a dozen parked on that road.

Another food truck operator, Abdul Hamid, said rally participants loved to be near Dataran Merdeka in case some personalities showed up, including former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who appeared at the rally yesterday.

“People also love the variety of choices offered by the many food trucks.

“I hope that future rallies will continue to be peaceful so that it will be a win-win situation for everyone.”

It was reported yesterday that roadside drink sellers had been making good money from the event, with profits of at least RM3,000 per day.

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