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Tallahassee food trucks turn to delivery services amid coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 6:29 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 18:29:40-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Capital City Chamber of Commerce is working with several local organizations to highlight the future of food trucks during and after COVID-19.

Like many small businesses, they've seen their revenue sharply decline as they rely on many closed venues to park and offer their services.

"A lot of the locations that we were previously going to, a lot of the partnerships that we had, a lot of the upcoming events that we had too have been canceled due to the pandemic," said Sam Burgess, the owner of Pineappletit. "That's some of the things that you cannot replace when you have regular events from your daily schedule and special events that may be feeding 200 to 300 people on a daily basis."

Burgess says he's now serving only about 50 people per day.

However, he says food trucks and have found ways to keep business coming in by offering services through UberEats and delivery.