TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) - Things aren’t only heating up outside, but also inside food trucks. Owner of Do Right Barbeque, Lee Tramel has been operating his food truck for nearly a year. He said even with air conditioners and fans, it’s still a challenge to fight off the heat.
“It’s probably about 95 degrees in there and we just try to stay hydrated and stay as cool as we can with the air conditioner,” said Tramel. “We got fans in there, but when you’re busy—you don’t realize how hot it is when you’re fixing plates.”
Next door is the Gypsy Roadside Mobile Café. Owner Katy Pruett has been in business for three years and says with the huge amount of heat, it takes a little while to set up shop.
“We have to be here at least an hour or so before we start serving,” Pruett. “It takes us about 30 minutes or so to get the fryer and grill on.”
Pruett said over the weeks, sales dropped because of the hot temperatures.
“Like right now, we would still be serving food, but the lunch crowd just wasn’t here today," said Pruett.
Both business owners said they will be back at Tupelo City Hall to serve next Friday and hopefully they’ll see a crowd outside their trucks.