Yoknapa Taco has only been around for a little over a year now and is already a town favorite.
The mastermind behind Yoknapa Taco is Jacob Sessums. While attending grad school at Ole Miss, he had this idea of starting a food truck in Oxford after visiting Nashville. Sessums saw a hole in the market for food trucks in Oxford. He thought Oxford was a town that would be perfect for food trucks, with the college students and the lack of late night food. He first set out to see if it was even possible. He thought that there must be a law prohibiting it, and that is why no one has done it yet.
“I just was waiting for them to tell me I can’t do this, but I’m going to try to figure out a way that I can,” Sessums said.
He spent hours at city hall, working with the mayor, the city council and the city planners, trying figure out a way that he could make it work and be accepted by not only the people who live in Oxford but also the city government.
If you have an addiction to Yoknapa Taco like the rest of Oxford, we scored you the location of where to find their truck and delicious tacos every day until the end of the year.
Yoknapa Taco schedule until the end of school…
11/23 – Lunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) @ UPS Lot (University Avenue)
11/24 – CLOSED
11/23, 11/25, 11/26 – Late Night @ Jones at Home (Square) 10 p.m. – (30 minutes after bar close)
11/30 – Lunch @ FNC, Inc. (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
12/1 – Lunch @ End of All Music (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
12/2 – Lunch @ UPS Store (University Avenue) (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
12/1, 12/2, 12/3 – Late Night @ Jones at Home (Square) 10 p.m. – (30 minutes after bar close)
12/7 – Lunch @ FNC, Inc (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
12/8 – Lunch @ End of All Music (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
12/9 – Lunch @ UPS Store (University Avenue) (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
12/8, 12/9 – Late Night @ Jones at Home (Square) 10 p.m. – (30 minutes after bar close)
You can expect a lot more to come from Yoknapa Taco. You can expect to see his food truck at private parties and promotional parties hosted by micro-communities, like Highland Square or the Hub.
He hopes to see more food trucks in Oxford, and he also hopes to one day see an activity-based food truck park take off in Oxford, which is multiple trailers clustered to create a dining destination.
“I feel like the bars are lacking. The only thing they offer customers is a drink,” Sessums said.
He would like there to be a place that offers the same option as bars but also offers customers something else to do in an interactive space, such as corn hole, life-size Jenga or badminton.
You can now book Yoknapa Taco truck for holiday parties. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
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