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Customers ghost once-thriving Killeen food truck court

Posted at 10:12 PM, Jul 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-14 11:55:32-04

KILLEEN, Texas — The food truck industry was once buzzing in Killeen, a time one local business owner only remembers now.

Tony Cooper, the owner of Killeen's International Corner said at first... everything was going "amazing."

“People talked about us man, so we got another food truck court with everything, people were very excited about it.”

However, Cooper said things have changed drastically and for the worst these past few years.

“The heat, the gas prices man, us food truck owners who are new to the game and not used to this game, it just took its toll on us,"

Today, only one Haitian food van is left standing on the lot and the owner said that at best, things get a bit above slow.

With inflation now at a 40-year high and consumers purchasing less... this owner says things don't look optimistic at the moment.

Meanwhile, a nationwide rise in COVID has some economists worried about additional stress on the GDP.