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The Foodtruck Wars Avenue Competition is coming again this summer time to serve up a wide range of culinary selections Saskatoon has to supply — all parked collectively for folks to take pleasure in.

Imply Inexperienced Ice Cream Machine proprietor Rob Hodgins hasn’t all the time been within the enterprise of cell frozen sweets.

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“For the previous 40 years, I’ve been an leisure agent in Saskatoon and in Saskatchewan. That has actually been my foremost profession,” Hodgins stated.

“My daughter had purchased an ice cream store on Broadway (Avenue). It doesn’t exist anymore … And her life turned extra concerned with a job and a husband and I used to be in search of summer time work so I took over the ice cream store after which it has since morphed into this ice cream truck.

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“That is my sixth 12 months within the meals truck enterprise.”

Imply Inexperienced Ice Cream Machine proprietor Rob Hodgins stated he’s excited for the seventh annual Foodtruck Wars.

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Hodgins stated it was “powerful” for his seasonal enterprise final summer time with the affect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I had a spot that I went to daily over at Avenue P and eleventh. The gals at Diane’s Kitchen there have been type sufficient to let me park on their car parking zone. And I serviced the folks of the Vacation Park space and naturally, anyone else who’s driving by,” he stated.

“Nevertheless it was all the non-public occasions had been just about shut down. All the general public particular occasions like Foodtruck Wars or Fringe or any of these had been all shut down. So it was a really quiet 12 months.

“For some vehicles, the final 12 months and a half has been actually onerous. Most people, I’d say, within the meals truck business produce other jobs which might be their foremost supply of earnings. And so, they obtained via with that different work however as for the meals truck, it was very slim.”

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With the competition returning and shifting areas this summer time, Hodgins is optimistic.

“It feels nice … That is my first actually large form of festival-type occasion,” he stated.

“We’re nonetheless exercising warning to the extent that it appears applicable, however we’re fairly excited to be again. It is a very extroverted type of group of individuals, each the truck house owners and the those who come out to the occasion. So to be locked up for a 12 months and a half was a problem for lots of people.

“Sutherland Curling Membership is the place we began after which the folks in cost moved it to Riversdale and that was run in there. And now they’ve chosen to step it up once more and go downtown. So we’ll see what occurs downtown.”

Organizers beforehand introduced the seventh Foodtruck Wars Avenue Competition might be held on 4th Avenue between twenty second and twenty third streets and twenty third Avenue between third and 4th avenues.

“Security for our patrons was a serious concern for us, so we determined to run a scaled-down model this 12 months. Sadly, there might be no competitions and restricted leisure, however now we have an excellent lineup of meals distributors, craft market distributors, and loads of desk seating,” learn a Foodtruck Wars Fb submit.

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“Our full competition will return in 2022.”

The 2021 competition might be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and runs Thursday via Saturday.

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