Food trucks are big in Philly — but which one reps the city’s current zeitgeist best?
You’ve been helping answer that question by voting in the Ultimate Philly Food Truck bracket, presented by The Philadelphia Contributionship.
Using your nominations, we started five weeks ago with an opening field of 32. Each round cut the competition in half, from the Sweet 16 to the Elite Eight to the Final Four. We even hosted a food truck celebration at New Liberty Distillery so you could taste some of the contenders yourself.
How do these two greats match up? We put them side-by-side for a detailed comparison. Check out where they stack up, then cast your vote for the ULTIMATE winner below.
Dump-N-Roll: “Shelby” is 20 feet long, 8 feet wide and 12 feet high
Stuff’d Buns: 8 feet high, 10 feet wide
Kitchen equipment in tow
Dump-N-Roll: Two double fryers, four-foot griddle, four burner combo, four-foot prep fridge, double sliding door fridge and a freezer
Stuff’d Buns: “Hot held,” fryer, grill
Dump-N-Roll: Frying and pan-frying, and steaming
Stuff’d Buns: “Dry heat cooking”: Grilling, roasting, sautéing, deep frying
Stuff’d Buns: Bread is from Philly Bread Co.
Height of biggest bite
Dump-N-Roll: 5.33 inches
Stuff’d Buns: The Mac Attack, at 4 inches
Dump-N-Roll: Yup (12, per the posted menu)
Stuff’d Buns: The Veg (homemade veggie patty with caramelized onions and fried mushrooms)
Dump-N-Roll: “Have to these days.”
Stuff’d Buns: “Currently, we are looking for the perfect gluten-free bun or substitute. For now, you can get any of our sliders over gluten-free chips.”
Location of commissary
Dump-N-Roll: Industrial Food Truck in Grays Ferry
Stuff’d Buns: Industrial Food Truck in Grays Ferry
Regular vending locations
Stuff’d Buns: None
Length of time on the road
Dump-N-Roll: 40 months
Stuff’d Buns: Almost a year
Dump-N-Roll: Using a car for work, 62,000 miles. Truck to get on site, 35,000 miles
Stuff’d Buns: 80.
Most customers served in a day
Stuff’d Buns: 500
Social media presence
Dump-N-Roll: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Stuff’d Buns: Instagram
Average No. of menu items
Stuff’d Buns: 3 (which makes it easier to order a “triple threat,” aka one of each slider)
Dump-N-Roll: “Since the dumbass Philly soda tax, mainly just H2O”
Stuff’d Buns: Water and soda
Stuff’d Buns: Yes!
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