Attention Pittsburgh food truck fans: You can now find food trucks, peruse their menus, place your order, and pay — all in one app.
Enjoying food trucks Downtown during lunch hour might be easier as soon as this summer, too, as a city planning official works to identify potential reserved spots for mobile food vending.
Bistro Planet comes to Pittsburgh
As food trucks begin to emerge from hibernation, the Western Pennsylvania Alliance of Food Trucks is debuting this month the free app called Bistro Planet.
Imagine this, said Michael Madigan, owner of Vagabond Tacos and Alliance director: You’re at a festival and you’re hungry. Rather than waiting in line for food, you can order it online and keep enjoying the festival, then go pick it up when it’s ready.
Bistro Planet “allows the consumer to view the menu, order their food, pay for it, pick it up in just a few clicks. … The app is an ordering kiosk, but the kiosk is in your hand,” Madigan said. “Since we live in this app world, it’s just one more extension of what the client wants and what the truck can handle and do.”