The popular food van culture seen in Adelaide and other major city centres is stepping up in Port Lincoln’s central business district.
Port Lincoln resident Katherine Price’s ‘Me So Hungry’ food van concept has been approved by the council to be located in the foreshore jetty car park.
“We’ve got a trailer in progress at the moment, so hopefully it will be open within the next two months.”
She said the concept was two years in the making and she hoped to have the business open all year round.
“It was something we were thinking about for a long time and thought if we don’t do it now then someone else is going to do it.
“We’re trying to bring something different with different ingredients, sourcing everything locally and to bring a service that’s not available after hours.
“It’s really an opening for other people to do it, because I can see it being a bigger thing.”
The proposed menu boasts street-style “pub food” with hamburgers, hot dogs, schnitzel burgers, hot chips, bacon and eggs, gyros and gravy rolls.
“We’re not trying to take over people’s brick and mortar businesses, we’re just trying to provide a service for people when they are close,” she said.
The opening hours of the van are proposed to be 8.30pm to 3am Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday afternoons and public holidays.
“Council thought that having a food van in that central location in our highly trafficked area at night was a good idea,” Mayor Bruce Green said.