It’s no real surprise that as a mildly ritzy event, the America’s Cup is going to be picky about a few things. As the SF Business Times reports, food trucks have been explicitly banned from participating as vendors at both the America’s Cup Park and the America’s Cup Village.
Levy Premium Foodservice, the Chicago company responsible for curating the food portion of the event, has offered no explanation for the clause.
Even a few America’s Cup spokespeople tell the Biz Times that they were befuddled by the move, as food trucks have been used in earlier America’s Cup events with much success.
SFians are severely loyal to their food scene and all that it entails, especially food trucks. Levy may be hard-pressed to fill the 39 slots they’ve allocated for food and beverage outlets as well as concession stands, as, as the Biz Times notes, “it seems like it’s having trouble picking up on the San Francisco food vibe.”
Those still interested in submitting a proposal despite the discrimination have until this Friday, April 12 and will be notified by April 26 if they’re accepted.