The History of American Food Trucks
History of the Mobile Food Industry 2010- present
November 2010 – Los Angeles starts ranking food trucks with letter grades like restaurants.
January 2011 – President Barak Obama “Tweets” that his favorite food truck in Washington DC is D.C. Empanadas.
June 2011 – NY issues the first limited liquor license to the Pera Food Truck.
August 2011 – The Gap launches a nationwide ad campaign marketing a retro style jean with the use of a food truck.
February 2012 - Food Trucks serves NFL Superbowl Fans in Indianapolis.
Street food has been available to Americans for several hundred years, and food trucks have been serving up tasty treats for over two decades, so the basic concept is nothing new. Yet, as you can see, the food truck has taken on new meaning as the mobile food industry continues to morph.
Keep and eye on this article as we make changes to show the evolution of the history of American food trucks.