The restaurant scene in Kenora is about to expand as the city is looking for more mobile food vendors to set up this summer in key locations.

Kenora's economic development officer said the presence of food trucks has boosted tourism.

“Our experience has been that it adds a really great dynamic to the waterfront area and the food trucks really added to that sort of tourist town feel,” Jennifer Findlay said. “They've been a really great addition.”

Findlay says the city is looking for a varied menu from the vendors.

A request for proposals for food trucks at the Kenora Harbourfront and Lake of the Woods Discovery Centre has been put out by the City of Kenora/Lake of the Woods Development Commission. The proposals are due Feb. 27.

This is Kenora’s fourth year of having the food trucks, which usually open the May long weekend and close around Labour Day.

"The feedback [from the public] has been really strong, positive,” Findlay said.

“They have enjoyed the variety. So one of elements of our program is to make sure is the food trucks are non-competing in terms of their menu."

Food truck owners must have valid business licences and meet Northwestern Health Unit regulations.