The History of American Food Trucks
History of the Mobile Food Industry January thru October 2010
January 2010 – Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association (SoCalMFVA) is created, becoming the first organization created to protect the rights of gourmet food truck owners.
May 2010 – National Restaurant Association dedicates 1,500 square feet to food truck exhibits at its annual convention in Chicago.
August 2010 – The Great Food Truck Race marks the first television program centered on the mobile food industry.
September 2010 – Mobile Cuisine (www.mobile-cuisine.com) becomes the first website to provide coverage of the mobile food industry nationally.
September 2010 – The US government adds “Tips for Starting Your Own Street Food Business” to its small business website www.business.gov.
October 2010 – The prestigious Zagat guide announces that in 2011 they will begin to provide reviews of food trucks.