Rockford's food truck season is about to kick into high gear, and one local favorite just announced some big expansion news!

The Return of Food Truck Season in Rockford

Man, did this winter drag on in Rockford, or what?

Don't get me wrong, I love a cold night spent under cozy blankets watching a movie with my family, but there's just something about those long, sunny days that makes me crave one thing: food trucks!

Tourist couple buying pasta from food truck at outdoor market

Sure, food trucks can be spotted at different locations throughout the Rockford area during the fall and winter too, but spring and summer are the best time to find your favorites all in one place. Two places I love to go to satisfy my food truck fix is Rockford City Market and Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens' Food Truck Tuesdays.

(FYI, Rockford City Market hasn't announced an opening date for the 2024 season, but Food Truck Tuesdays will begin on May 7!)

If warmer weather and the return of food truck events isn't enough for you to celebrate, maybe this is...

Popular Rockford Food Truck To Open Its First Restaurant

Easy Tiger 815 via Facebook
Easy Tiger 815 via Facebook

Rockford area food truck fav Easy Tiger just announced some big news that's been in the works for several months.

Back in February, Easy Tiger posted this teaser on Facebook...

and just this morning they finally let the tiger out of the bag...

Get excited, Tiger Tribe! We are thrilled to make this official announcement: Easy Tiger is expanding from our beloved food truck roots to a vibrant new brick & mortar location at 411 E. Riverside Blvd in Loves Park!  Get ready for a taste of summer vacation with our Polynesian and Latin American cuisine, served up in a space designed to make you feel like you're on holiday. Renovations are in full swing, including a 2,500-square-foot patio, a stage for live music, and even a sand volleyball court! Stay tuned for updates as we work to bring this exciting new destination to life this summer...

Sounds like an awesome place to eat delicious food on a gorgeous summer night, doesn't it?!? Now I just hope this summer-like destination will be open all year long!

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