On your mark, get set, go! Wait, hold on. Don’t go quite yet. It’s not race day yet, but it’s right around the corner on May 26. That’s when the first annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Race will take place. It’ll start at 8 a.m. and run until 10 p.m.
Just what is a food truck race? Well, this unique event will pair local food trucks and local nonprofits as they race through Corpus Christi. They’ll compete for prizes along the route, and they’ll stop at lots of cool places along the way. The event’s hashtag is #LocalSupportingLocal.
Wonder why that’s important? Take a look.
Boost the Local Economy
Think you don’t have anything to do with the health of your local economy? Think again. You can help boost your local economy by supporting the movement. Just check out what a Chicago study found. This study concluded that $68 of every $100 spent at a local business remains in that city. Compare that to $43 of every $100 spent at a chain retailer, and you see why it’s important to buy local. Supporting the Food Truck Race is just the first step. Keep pouring money into the local economy by visiting the food trucks, local boutiques, and other spots in Corpus Christi.
Add Some Flavor to the Local Community
What would happen if Corpus Christi only had big box stores? It would be just like every other big city. There wouldn’t be anything unique about it. When you support local businesses and organizations, you keep your city unique. Those little mom and pop shops and local food trucks thrive and make Corpus Christi different from the other cities out there. If you want to live somewhere special, you must take part in the local supporting local movement.
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One of the best parts of shopping local is the fact that you get to form connections with the community. You get to know the owners and managers at the various establishments, and those relationships become an important part of the shopping process. Before you know it, you find yourself going back to the same places because of those connections.
You can also form connections at Mike Shaw Toyota in Robstown, Texas. Our team puts the customer first, so we work hard to earn your trust and loyalty. That’s why we have so many repeat customers. We have built a reputation for treating our customers with fairness and respect, and that has allowed us to form lasting relationships with countless customers. Stop by today so we can help you find your next Toyota.