The History of American Food Trucks
History of the Mobile Food Industry 1936- 1974
1936 – Oscar Mayer rolls out the first portable hot dog cart The Weiner Mobile.
1950’s – Ice cream trucks begin selling their frozen treats.
1960’s – Roach coaches make their presence known to construction sites around the country.
1974 - Raul Martinez converted an old ice cream truck into the nation’s first taco truck and parked it outside of an East Los Angeles bar.