The food truck phenomenon has exploded! Every Friday, we take a closer look at one of your favourite trucks. Today, the spotlight falls on Thumbs Up Hotdogs, who have made their New York-style hotdog cart — imported from the USA — a regular at events around Brisbane.

Owner/Chef: Steven Thomas.

Cuisine style: American style hot dogs.

Home suburb: Mango Hill.

Years in business: One.

Why food trucks?

I loved what I saw in America!

What were you doing before you got your food truck? What’s your background in food?

I was a courier driver for eight years, but I’ve always cooked for my family. I love it.

What’s the most popular item on your menu?

Our spicy New Yorker!

What’s your favourite item on the menu?

Spicy New Yorker!

Which suburbs do you usually operate in? Where’s your most popular stop?

You can find us at Harvey Norman at Rothwell most weekends.

How do most people find out about your truck?

On site and through Facebook.

Why do you think food trucks have become so popular?

It’s good, fast food on the go!

Favourite music to listen to in the truck?

95.9 The Fox, a New York radio station.

Do you harbour any dreams of opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant?

No!

If your Food Truck was a Transformer, its name would be…

HOTDOGBOT.

Where can we find you over the next few weeks?

At Harvey Norman Rothwell and other events; for dates and times visit our Facebook page!

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