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Food trucks keeping restaurant business afloat in Findlay

Some restaurant owners have seen a higher demand for food truck services over takeout or dine-in eating.

FINDLAY, Ohio — As restaurants slowly reopen for dine-in services, the industry is still dealing with smaller than usual crowds. So, some restaurant owners are bridging the gap with food trucks.

Every Wednesday, you can find a handful of food trucks in Findlay at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts.

The seasonal event has become a bit of a tradition over the years, and finally, was re-launched at the beginning of June.

And for these food truck owners and operators, it is a way to make some much-needed revenue as the restaurant industry has been one of the hardest hit during the coronavirus pandemic.

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For Tina Schank, who owns JT's Bagel Bar in Tiffin, operating her food truck over the last month or two has allowed her to stay in business.

And now that restaurants can host indoor dining, she still sees higher demand for food trucks from her customers.

"I did try opening the shop a few days a week, the food truck just does a whole lot better. And I actually set up like three blocks away from the shop. So it's something about the food trucks, people love it," she said.

And these local food trucks will be gathering here at the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts parking lot every Wednesday this Summer.