Thursday, September 26, 2013

Was Swenson's Trying to Monopolize the Cleveland Food Truck Scene at Walnut Wednesdays?

Posted By on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Walnut Wednesdays have officially concluded for this season, but not before vendors got into a heated food fight after a truck from the fast food chain Swenson's rolled in to compete in a market that was predominately supported by mom-and-pop style trucks.

Boasting prices that were nearly 50 percent lower than those of Walnut Wednesday's local vendors, Swenson's essentially "went Wal-Mart on their asses," monopolizing a mini lunchtime economy that had previously been functional and balanced.

One local vendor Kelly Waddell of the Nosh Box, was so furious at Swenson's audacity that she posted this sign outside her truck, WKYC reports:


Can you blame her? 

While we doubt there was any true malice behind Swenson's decision to park in the Nine Twelve District on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., we are a bit befuddled as to why this former local business isn't showing somma that R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

No word on whether Swenson's will make an appearance at the Walnut Wednesdays luncheons next season.

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