Lancer Spotlight 10/17/22: Food trucks take over Main Street


Chase Breck

English teacher Randi Kirkland’s class peruses the food trucks and votes on their favorite.

by Chase Breck, Reporter

On Friday October 14, Linganore’s own Main Street was filled with food trucks. Unfortunately for anyone who showed up with an appetite, these were not real food trucks but over 20 paper food trucks designed by Linganore students.

Lisa Shockey’s Principles of Business Management class was tasked with creating a unique food truck and menu. Students had to design a poster to draw customers in. They also had to create a menu using Canva listing all the items they “sell.” Every student was also given a paper food truck; they could put any photo they wanted in the window of the food truck. These were used to collect money from other students.

Kyle Walker poses with his Cluckin’ Delicious, menu, food truck, and poster. (Chase Breck )

There were over twenty students participating in the event. Some of the food trucks included Clucking Delicious, a food truck that sold chicken wings, and Breaking Burritos, which sold burritos. Some of the food trucks featured a speaker that was playing music specific to the culture; one student even employed a megaphone to bring customers in. 

Student Jeff Joyal attended the event and said, “This is very cool, it’s a good break in the middle of the period. I really like Kyle Walker’s food truck (Clucking Delicious),”

Other attendees of the event seemed to be in agreement: everyone was smiling as they milled about looking at all the food trucks.  

Hudson Hewitt was one of the students participating in the challenge. Hewitt created a food truck that was chocolate themed and sold various chocolate treats. Hewitt said this was one of his favorite things he has done in the class.

“I really enjoyed creating my own food truck; it really let my creativity flow. I got to pick my design and what I wanted to sell,” said Hewitt. He added that his favorite part was “learning how to put a business together, you don’t realize how much work it is until you actually do it.”

Students who attended the food truck fair were given three monopoly dollars to “buy” products from the students’ food trucks. At the end of the challenge the amount of money in everyone’s food truck was tallied up. The winner of the challenge was Corey Clark’s food truck.

When asked about the outcome Shockey said, “This was the outcome we wanted. Students were given exposure and were able to pitch ideas for an audience.”