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Food Vendor to Begin Service at Fairfield Metro Train Station
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) today announced that Best Food Fast LLC has been selected to operate a food and beverage truck at Fairfield Metro Station in Fairfield beginning Monday, May 8, 2017, during the peak weekday morning rush hours (4:30 to 8:30 a.m.).
“This service will be a great amenity for the hundreds of commuters catching trains at Fairfield Metro every morning and I am delighted that we have been successful in bringing it to fruition,” said CTDOT Commissioner James P. Redeker. “Best Food Fast is well known and popular around Fairfield and I’m confident our commuters will keep them busy.”
More than 1,200 commuters take the train from Fairfield Metro on an average weekday morning.
The Best Food Fast truck will be located in the parking lot on the eastbound (New Haven bound) side of the station. There is an “up and over” walkway at the station for commuters heading westbound toward New York City. In addition to coffee and juice, the vendor will offer breakfast sandwiches and wraps, and “healthier” options like yogurt and fruit. Customers may call ahead or text orders to 203 871-8016.
Fairfield State Rep. Laura Devlin worked with CTDOT for months on a process to get a vendor in place for rail commuters.
She said, “Having been a long-time commuter, I know the value of having that cup of coffee and other options available for your morning commute. This will be a fabulous addition to the Metro station and I'm happy we are supporting a local business."
Aaron Hagel and Richard Hewitt, both of Fairfield, will operate the Best Food Fast service.
Commissioner Redeker, Representative Devlin and others will greet Fairfield Metro commuters on the morning of Tuesday, May 9, starting at 7 a.m.
Best Food Fast LLC was selected in a competitive procurement process. CTDOT is interested in pursuing similar services at other rail stations in Connecticut.