Russell Concession & Mobile Kitchens, has been meeting the needs of the outdoor entertainment industry for over 25 years, providing custom-built vendor, game and food trailers from small 4 x 8 units up to 38 footers. We also build gooseneck trailers in the 40 foot and above range for more demanding applications.We apply our years of experience in the design and construction of highly efficient concession trailers to offer a broad variety of sizes, styles and price ranges. We specialize in designing the perfect trailer for each use, from those of a weekend floss vendor to fully equipped mobile kitchens for culinary professionals.
A LITTLE HISTORY
A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is common. In recent years, associated with the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food trucks offering gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic menus, have become particularly popular. Food trucks, along with portable food kiosks and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry that serves an estimated 2.5 billion people every day.
Food concession services are used all over the United States (and the world). Carnivals, sporting events, construction sites, and such – even everyday places of work, study or play such as office complexes, college campuses, auto repair shops, industrial parks, farmers markets, movie sets and military bases, etc. – anywhere meals or snacks are in demand, concession services are a necessity. The Texas “chuckwagon” is one precursor to the American food truck or concession service. In the late 1800s, cowhands were on the trail herding cattle from the Texas and the Southwest to markets in the East or North, and they needed food for energy. The “father of the Texas Panhandle,” a Texas cattle rancher named Charles Goodnight turned a solid old US Army wagon into a wagon for foodstuffs. He added shelving, drawers, kitchenware, food and medical supplies; he served dried beans, cornmeal, coffee, greasy bacon & salt pork, dried or salted or smoked beef, and other preserved food stuffs. He also stocked clean water in a barrel! Such were the humble beginning of the modern concession service. Another early example of the modern concession truck is the “lunch wagon” established by vendor Walter Scott in 1872. In the 1950s “mobile canteens” were sanctioned for operation on US Army bases. Today concession services provide nourishment in cities both big and small, for occasion both informal and somewhat formal. The popularity of mobile concession equipment is on the rise!
The Client is Part of the Design Team
We urge our customers to participate in the design process, in order to achieve a trailer that meets their unique requirements. And when we deliver the unit to the customer, it bears our reputation, so we’re very demanding of top quality materials and workmanship.
Like recipes from different chefs, each project has its own unique characteristics that makes it special. A kitchen must be organized, easy to keep clean and provide ample working and storage space, but everyone has their own preferences for layout, color and equipment arrangement. Fulfilling those preferences, in the most efficient and cost-effective manner possible, is what we do.
We Strive for Excellence
When we deliver a concession trailer, we’re not satisfied to simply meet the customer’s specifications – we strive to exceed them! With top-notch materials and our exacting standards, we consistently do just that.
Our facility is located in Lucedale, Mississippi, right off Highway 98 near the Old Mobile Highway. You can browse through our photo gallery and price list, and if you’re in the neighborhood, give us a call – we’d be pleased to have you visit and see our workmanship first-hand. Our address and phone are on our Contact page.