RICHMOND, Va. — Visitors to the Washington Redskins Training Camp will get a taste of local Richmond from the six food trucks that have been selected as vendors.
The firm in charge of the field, SMG of Richmond, chose the six spots from 14 applicants.
Bodillaz, Buz and Ned’s, Carytown Burgers and Fries, Opa Food Truck , Red Eye Cookie Co., and The Boardwalk Hot Dogs will be slinging that locally-made food at the three-week training camp, according to the mayor’s press secretary Tammy Hawley.
She said that SMG will not be putting out any information about who was not selected.
Each vendor that was selected paid $2,500 to the city to set up for camp, and they will not be allowed inside the park.
It’s a pay to play price that many vendors said was too pricey. Vendors said that they don’t usually pay more than $50 to attend events, and in many cases are offered a fee to be there.
The move to invite the trucks was a compromise made in response to feedback from residents and business owners, to allow more local flavor at the Redskins Training Camp.
CBS 6 reported last year that although leadership promised an economic boost of millions for the city, no local vendors were allowed to sell food inside the training camp to the thousands that visited during the summer.
Instead, visitors found national chain vendors like Johnny Rockets and Famous Daves; none of those vendors actually operate facilities within the city of Richmond, as several city restaurant owners pointed out.
Training Camp starts July 24. For the complete schedule, including Fan Appreciation Day and practice sessions with the Patriots, click here.