By Tricia Lynn Silva | San Antonio Business Journal
Port San Antonio is adding a new food service for its employees — a real meals-on-wheels concept.
Port San Antonio has teamed up with the newly formed San Antonio Food Truck Association (SAFTA) to launch a food-truck court at the Southwest Side business park.
It is located at the intersection of General Hudnell Drive and Billy Mitchell Boulevard, next to the main entrance of the development.
The food-truck court opened for business earlier this month. Port San Antonio officials point out that in its first four days of business, the participating food trucks served more than 1,000 meals.
“Having a convenient place to eat is of great importance to our customers,” says Bruce E. Miller, president and CEO of Port San Antonio. “Launching a quality mobile food court allows us to experiment with what works and helps inform how we can continue growing the property and future amenities.”
At present, the food court is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Depending on customer feedback, however, Port San Antonio and SAFTA could be putting additional days on the menu.
Says Miller: “We value the public’s feedback, and we hope they let us and SAFTA know what they like about the current set-up and ways in which we can make these offerings even better.”
Patrons can also offer feedback at the Facebook and Twitter pages for Port San Antonio and SAFTA.
“We are excited about our launch at Port San Antonio,” says Keith Hill, president of SAFTA. “The great location allows our members to cater to a large group of customers … We’ve received many positive comments about the high quality and impressive variety of offerings — from good old fashioned hamburgers to tasty samosas and everything in-between.”
The food-truck court reflects Port San Antonio’s efforts to create new amenities at the business park. The organization is also in the process of repurposing an existing building adjacent to the food-truck court to create a new visitors center for the development.