Duke’s Mayo sets out to crown Charlotte’s best Black food truck

CHARLOTTE — Duke’s Mayo is partnering with the Black Business Owners Corporation of Charlotte (BBOC) to find the best Black food truck in the city.

“Crownin’ QC’s Best Black Food Truck,” is a four-part food truck competition that kicks off in July and ends with the final cook-off taking place during the Duke’s Mayo Classic college football fan festival on Sept. 3 at Bank of America Stadium.

During the competition, local Black-owned food trucks will go head-to-head serving up their best Duke’s Mayo-inspired dishes during BBOC’s popular Black Food Truck Friday on July 8, July 22 and Aug. 12 at West Complex CLT (1600 West Trade Street).

In a news release, Duke’s Mayo said the competition “will have an immense impact on local Black-owned food trucks, who were disproportionately affected at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The brand said competitors will benefit from media mentions, signage, technical assistance and cash prizes. The first-place winner will receive a $6,000 grant and the second-place winner will receive a $2,000 grant. The winner will be announced on the field during halftime of the Duke’s Mayo Classic, a college football game featuring longtime college rivals, North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central.

Food trucks can register now through July 1 here.

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