Back to Basics with One of Birmingham’s Oldest Food Trucks

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Travis Holmes has operated his food truck more than 40 years. His customers call his burgers legendary.

What To Eat in Birmingham

The number of food trucks in Birmingham has exploded over the last couple of years. With their bright, flashy colors and catchy names, food trucks feel fresh and new. But one man launched one of the first food trucks in Birmingham. No bells, no whistles. Just a white truck with a red stripe. As Randi Revill reports, residents of the predominately black communities around Birmingham know him simply as Travis.

He doesn’t advertise. He’s hard to find. And it all adds to his appeal. Here’s an example on Reddit.

Travis Chicago Style Food Truck – Locations? from r/Birmingham



This, from the people behind the popular food blog “What to Eat in Birmingham,” gives a sense as to the lengths people will go to to track Travis Holmes down.    In the hierarchy of Birmingham restaurants and trucks?

Here’s a relic. Remember Foursquare?

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