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The flavor of downtown Waco is changing.

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that the tastes of downtown Waco are expanding — thanks to food trucks.

Food trucks are finding places to call home along the downtown streets, whether it’s Greek fare from Xristo’s Cafe, Asian-influenced sandwiches and tacos out of Club Sandwich, American-style food from What About Wednesday’s Express, or the Mexican burritos and quesadillas from Sergio’s.

And we can’t forget the sweet desserts and ice cream sandwiches that come out of the Vanilla Bean Bake Shoppe, a 1971 Airstream trailer that sits in the 500 block of Franklin Avenue most days.

“There’s such a mix,” said George Gaylord, who has carved out his own niche in the downtown food scene with his G&K’s Hot Dogs Inc. cart at the corner of Austin Avenue and Seventh Street. “No one is doing the same thing.”

Though Gaylord doesn’t have a food truck, he was the first mobile vendor to set up downtown. That was on April 1, 2013 — when many of his first customers thought his arrival with the cart was just an April Fool’s Day joke.

“I like my spot here,” Gaylord said. His cart sits atop the blue-and-white pattern that remains of the entrance to the old Cox’s Department Store.

Business continues to be good, he said, adding that the $2 and $3 prices for which he sells his Nathan’s Famous all-beef franks helps bring in repeat customers for a quick lunch.

While Waco’s food truck scene isn’t anything like that in larger cities such as Austin, Waco chamber officials think there’s a chance for significant growth in the years to come.