Gone are the days of breathlessly pushing through mid-city traffic, trying to catch that one gourmet food truck you’ve been craving for weeks before they tweet out their next location somewhere even farther away. In fact, times have changed so much since the food truck explosion peaked somewhere around 2011, there’s now a delivery service that will actually bring food truck food straight to your doorstep.
Called Nummy, the app-based service is a complete 180 for the food truck industry, which used to pull in hundreds of waiting customers wherever they happened to roll up the doors, but in more recent times have taken to banding together in weekend parking lots or at middle school festivals in the Valley. Now they’ll be parking and sending the food to you.
The app is the brainchild of Roaming Hunger, the relatively popular food truck tracker/aggregator/event planner, which has helped to coalesce an industry full of individuals into something manageable for the wider population. With Nummy, Roaming Hunger plans to let customers order from a set menu of American classics like meatballs, burgers, and mac & cheese, which will be made on their proprietary truck and delivered for free, tip included. You’ll even be able to close the tab with Apple Pay!
For now, the Nummy truck and its delivery radius will be contained to the areas immediately surrounding U.S.C., and will run weekdays only from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. By the end of the year, there are plans to expand into a much wider swath of Los Angeles.