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Wal-Mart’s new food truck is giving away free snacks in Charlotte this week

Courtesy of Wal-Mart
Courtesy of Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart is joining in on Charlotte’s food truck craze.

The retail giant’s new food truck is making several stops throughout the Charlotte metro over the next week, and it’ll give away free food like ice cream, tacos and sliders.

Including its Sam’s Club, Supercenter and Neighborhood Market concepts, Wal-Mart is Charlotte’s No. 2 grocery chain by market share, according to sales-tracking firm Chain Store Guide. Adding a food truck could be one more way the retailer is looking to set itself apart in Charlotte’s competitive grocery-store industry.

Charlotte also has weekly food truck rallies in several neighborhoods, including South End, Dilworth and University City.

Here are the locations of Wal-Mart's food truck in Charlotte this week:

▪ June 28 from 4-8 p.m. at the Cedar Flats Apartments at 225 N Cedar St.

▪ June 29 from 3:30-7 p.m. at the YMCA at 101 YMCA Dr. in Kannapolis.

▪ June 30 from 4-8 p.m. at Corpus 1 Indian Trail Apartments at 1021 Glenn Valley Lane in Indian Trail

▪ July 1 from 12-4 p.m. at the 4th Annual Carolina Veteran Expo at 1430 Alleghany St.