Nashville, TN: Music City Gets New Food Truck Association

The Hot Spot food truck owner Kenneth Robinson helped create the new Music City Food Truck Association. Pictured is Robinson's nephew, Joseph, who helps with the business. / Jen Todd / The Tennessean

By Jen Todd  |  The Tennessean

The Hot Spot food truck owner Kenneth Robinson helped create the new Music City Food Truck Association. Pictured is Robinson's nephew, Joseph, who helps with the business. / Jen Todd / The Tennessean
The Hot Spot food truck owner Kenneth Robinson helped create the new Music City Food Truck Association. Pictured is Robinson’s nephew, Joseph, who helps with the business. / Jen Todd / The Tennessean

Nashville’s growing food truck community has a new support system with the launch of the Music City Food Truck Association.

“Having this other group going is going to be good for Nashville because we’ll have two entities and we’ll be able to get all of the people together instead of just a select few,” said acting president of the group, Kenneth Robinson, who owns The Hot Spot food truck.

Robinson began the group to include several trucks that are not a part of the established Nashville Food Truck Association.

“We have smaller people who really can’t afford to be in the other association and they don’t know how to get started in business,” Robinson said.

As a teacher of defensive driving courses, Robinson’s teaching side kicked in.

“I love to help people, teach people, show people how to build their trucks and, you know, show them the ropes,” he said. “We’re all about quality and trying to help people.”

The group currently has 40 members, several of which also are members of the Nashville Food Truck Association, including Hit and Miss Ice Cream and Just Like Nannie Fixed It. The new association also includes Yum Cupcakes and more.

“I like all of my friends with the other association and now I’ll get to work more closely with them and get to do more jobs and stuff like that with the city,” Robinson said.

A website is currently being developed. For more information about Robinson or The Hot Spot, visit its Twitter profile @kenshotspot or call 615-715-0124.

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