Orange County, CA: Food Truck Frenzy

By Jordan England-Nelson | Orange County Register


The food truck scene is alive and cooking at Foothill High School.

Every Wednesday, about half a dozen of Orange County’s finest four-wheeled restaurants roll up the school’s front parking lot as part of a weekly fundraiser put on by the Foothill boys and girls lacrosse teams.

Trucks like Sexy Burger and Rancho A Go Go, which sells barbecue, and the award-winning Ragin Cajun, which sells lobster bisque and other Louisiana favorites are some of the more popular trucks, said Michelle O’Donoghue, a parent and organizer of the event.

The players set up tables and chairs so people can sit down to eat. They’ve even thrown candles into the mix to create a bit of atmosphere.

Many of the food trucks have websites and Twitter accounts to keep their customers updated on their location, which means people show up from all over the county in search of their favorite tri-tip sandwich or Korean barbecue burrito.

“People show up and go straight to the truck they are looking for,” said O’Donoghue.

“It’s a community thing.”