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Awards & Press

Since launching the truck in August 2013, we have been so fortunate to have the love, support and endorsement of so many family members, friends, fans, experts and judges. With their help, we have received some amazing recognition. We’re proud and humbled by these distinctions. Thanks so much for your support. We love you back, Kentucky, Ohio & Indiana!

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Winner: 2017 Waffle Food Truck of the Year, (Sept 2017)

Champion: 2017 Miami County Food Truck Rally & Competition, Miami County Agricultural Society (May 21, 2017)

Second Place: Best of Taste: Food Truck Best Dessert, Taste of Cincinnati 2017 (Apr 2017)

Nominee: 2016 Waffle Food Truck of the Year, (Sept 2016)

Second Place: Best of Taste: Food Truck Best Dessert, Taste of Cincinnati 2016 (Apr 2016)

Nominee: Best Food Truck, Citybeat “Best of Cincinnati Readers’ Poll” (Jan 2016 and Jan 2015)

Designated an official Kentucky Proud vendor by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture (Aug, 2015)

Winner: Best Truck/Cart Design, 2015 Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Rally & Competition (Aug 2015; second year in a row)

Top-5 Finalist: Best Food Truck, Cincinnati A-List (March 2015)

Nominee: “Food Truck Design 2014 AwardsBusinessing Magazine, (Dec 2014)

Winner: Reader’s Choice Award, Best Food Truck, Cincinnati Magazine, “Best of the City” (Oct 2014)

Winner: Best Truck/Cart Design, Springfield Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Rally & Competition (Aug 2014)

Winner: Best Food Truck Graphic Design of the Year, (June 2014)

Winner: Best Food Truck, Cincinnati A-List (April 2014)

Press & Media, “Chase Down These 17 Mouthwatering Food Trucks In Cincinnati,” by Andrea Limke (June 26, 2017)

The Enquirer, “Everything to Taste at Taste,” by Polly Campbell (May 26, 2017)

Northern Kentucky Business Journal feature, “Marty’s Waffles: A Campbell County man is enjoying a sweet second act as the owner of an award-winning food truck,” by Rachel Folz (Spring 2017, Volume 36, No. 2)

Northern Kentucky Tribune, “Winners announced for Taste of Cincinnati; nation’s longest running free culinary arts festival, May 27-29,” (Apr 27, 2017), “Best of Taste of Cincinnati Winners Announced,” by Polly Campbell (Apr 26, 2017)

Taste of Cincinnati 2017, Taste Of Cincinnati Award Winners (Apr, 2017)

Cincinnatirefined.com16 Cincinnati Food Trucks You Really Gotta Try,” by Brian Planalp (August, 2016)

Wcpo.comThe 3rd Annual Insider’s Guide to Taste of Cincinnati: Chris Riva’s Top Taste Favories,” by WCPO Insider (May, 2016) by Tripadvisor, “50 States Series: Top Food Trucks Worth Traveling For,” by Matthew Moretti (May, 2016), “Best of Taste Winners Announced,” by Polly Campbell (Apr, 2016), “Taste of Cincinnati Organizers Reveal 2016 Best of Taste Winners,” by Brian Mains (Apr, 2016)

Enquirer — Cincinnati & Kentucky, “Food Trucks Surround Fountain Square,” video by Patrick Reddy (Apr, 2016), “CVG Rules Change Could Pave Way for Your Fave Food Truck,” by Liz Engel (Feb, 2016)

Cincinnatirefined.comWhy Cincy’s Oldest Bar Is Also One Of Its Greatest,” photo essay by Daniel Smyth Photography including Marty’s Waffles (Nov, 2015)

Fox 19 Now interview with Shawn Lanier, “Kings Island Food Truck Festival” (July 2015)

Marty’s Waffles — Taste of Cincinnati,” #slowmomartyswaffles video (May 2015) — Created by Barking Squirrel Media and Kyle Eli Ebersole; viewed on Facebook 9.3K times in its first 24 hours.

Cincinnati Enquirer, "Taste Returns" (May 2015), “An Open Love Letter To Cincinnati's Food Trucks,” by Clay Griffith (Apr 8, 2015), “Cincinnati’s 5 Best Chicken & Waffles” (Feb 2015)

Cincinnati Enquirer, “Marty’s Waffles Finds Recipe for Success,” by Amanda Van Benschoten (Dec, 2014)

Communication Arts Design Annual 55, “Exhibit” (Nov 2014)

Springfield News-Sun, “Crowd Eats Up Rotary Gourmet Food Truck Competition,” by Brett Turner (Aug, 2014), “Branding: Creating a Food Truck Logo that Matches Your Brand,” by Richard Myrick (August, 2014)

On-site guest of Fox19 Weekend Morning News with Jessica Brown, “Marty’s Waffles Food Truck Rolls to FOX19,” (July 2014), “Shopping Fort Thomas Central's First Artisan Market,” (June 2014), “Food Truck Profile: Marty’s Waffles,” by Hannah Ashor (June 2014)

Communication Arts, “Exhibit Online” (May 2014) “30 Must-Try Cincinnati Food Trucks,” by Caitlin Koenig (May 2014)

Kentucky Enquirer, “NKY Cities Succeed as Their Own Promoters,” by (April 2014)

Review: Cincinnati Magazine, “Dining, Truckin: Marty’s Waffles [Belgian Boon]” by Justin Williams (April 2014)

Alexandria Recorder, “Waffle Truck Rolls Toward Success,” by Amy Scalf (Nov 2013)

Review: Entertaining Views from Cincinnati, “Food Trucks Galore” (Oct 2013)

The Northerner, “Waffles on Wheels,” by Nancy Curtis (Oct 2013)