New app keeps food trucks afloat amid COVID-19 – American+Will

New app keeps food trucks afloat amid COVID-19

March 31, 2020

NOMAD, a food truck ordering app, is using their technology to help these small businesses survive while Americans are sheltering in place.

“We thought ‘it’d be great if there was an app where you could find out where food trucks are, order through the app, pay through the app, and get a push notification when the food is ready so you can go down and pick it up.’ That’d be so great.

“We raised some money. We started out with marketing and building the app in New Orleans. We planned the soft launch for this weekend in Houston, but then coronavirus happened so this is not going to happen this weekend. It’ll happen in May. But we’ve used this time to help food trucks stay afloat.

“Obviously their main business is office buildings, bars, any sort of large gathering of people. They’re having big problems. We’ve eliminated all of our fees for food trucks… now we have food trucks reaching out to us because we’ve done a lot of social media advertising about waiving our fees. 

“We just want to help these small businesses – these family-owned businesses, such as we are – just to make it… Our goal is to scale the app and take it nationwide and offer it to as many people as possible.”

Walter Gugenberger, NOMAD Food Truck App

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March 31, 2020

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