Mobile Cuisine | Gourmet Food Trucks, Carts and Street Eats http://mobile-cuisine.com The complete online resource destination for the mobile food industry Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:31:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 How To Take Control Of Your Food Truck Customer Listhttp://mobile-cuisine.com/marketing/take-control-food-truck-customer-list/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/marketing/take-control-food-truck-customer-list/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:35:40 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43583 Customer list building should be placed at the pinnacle at your food truck marketing strategy for 2015. That is, if it already isn’t. But why you might ask? The size and quality of your food truck’s customer list will help generate business when and where you want it. While Twitter and Facebook are great avenues for marketing to your local community, however the lists of followers and likes do not belong to you and are regulated by both Twitter and Facebook. Who will see your post, when they will see it and what the content can consist of are only

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Vince Lombardi Excellence Quotehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/vince-lombardi-excellence-quote/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/vince-lombardi-excellence-quote/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:25:09 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43571 “Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

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My Little Pony Burger: A Menu Item That Wouldn’t Cut It Herehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/little-pony-burger-menu-item-wouldnt-cut/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/little-pony-burger-menu-item-wouldnt-cut/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:06:49 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43552 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - The Unwanted Animal Kitchen, founded in 2011 as part of a West Amsterdam urban art project, is a food truck that serves foods made from a variety of non-traditional meats- including goose, meerkat, deer, crow, and even horse. The idea for the kitchen initially centered around geese. Since 2005, Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport has been fighting to protect its aircraft from the large birds, which is why thousands of them are killed by licensed hunters each year. The entrepreneurs behind the kitchen decided that instead of watching the animals go to waste, they would establish relationships with the

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Milwaukee Alderman Bans Food Trucks From His Districthttp://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/milwaukee-alderman-bans-food-trucks-district/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/milwaukee-alderman-bans-food-trucks-district/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:05:20 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43548 MILWAUKEE, WI - Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik says he wants to ban food trucks in his district. It’s a proposal the Public Safety Committee approved Thursday, January 29th. Food trucks are now banned in Milwaukee’s 11th Aldermanic District. The law goes line-by-line, banning trucks on every major street and side street in the district. It bans selling anything from parked vehicles, but the law targets food trucks. Dudzik says the problem is traffic in intersections. “You put a panel truck and a couple people pulling over to have a hamburger or hot dog — whatever they want, sushi, became a

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Food Truck Financials: Keep Control Before You Spinouthttp://mobile-cuisine.com/accounting/food-truck-financials-keep-control-spinout/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/accounting/food-truck-financials-keep-control-spinout/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:17:58 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43523 Food truck vendors tend to excel in the areas of cooking, menu creativity, and customer interaction. But many don’t have to firm grasp of the business side of the food truck industry. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge has led to the failure of some great concepts. You probably already know that it doesn’t take long for your financials to spiral out of control. Today I’ll provide some pointers to help keep your food truck financials from losing control. Keep Control Of You Food Truck Financials Know the numbers If the only thing you understand about food truck finances is how much money

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Robert Collier Success Quotehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/robert-collier-success-quote/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/robert-collier-success-quote/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:16:09 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43509 “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier

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Santa Cruz Launches 18 Month Food Truck Pilot Programhttp://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/santa-cruz-launches-18-month-food-truck-pilot-program/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/santa-cruz-launches-18-month-food-truck-pilot-program/#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:00:55 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43498 SANTA CRUZ, CA - Acknowledging the increase in popularity of gourmet food trucks, the Santa Cruz City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an 18-month pilot program allowing purveyors of pulled pork sandwiches, truffle fries and shrimp kebabs to serve outside city parks, occasionally set up downtown and stay for longer periods of time. The temporary rule changes will allow trucks to park outside Harvey West, San Lorenzo, Depot and lower DeLaveaga parks up to four hours in any location from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Previously, mobile vending near parks was prohibited, and vendors could only sell for up to

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Jack Dorsey Inspirational Quotehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/jack-dorsey-inspirational-quote/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/jack-dorsey-inspirational-quote/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:18:13 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43456 “Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.” – Jack Dorsey

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Kitchener Restaurant Owners Are For Food Trucks, But…http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/kitchener-restaurant-owners-food-trucks/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/kitchener-restaurant-owners-food-trucks/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:59:59 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43442 KITCHENER, CANADA — Downtown restaurateurs came before city council Monday night to argue that food trucks have a role to play in bringing life to the core, but that giving them free rein would harm brick-and-mortar eateries. For food trucks “to have access to (Carl Zehr Square), the highest-traffic area in the downtown, where the city pays for the washrooms, the city pays for the garbage pickup, the city provides the tables and seating” is simply unfair, said Tyson Reiser, who owns Café Pyrus, a café in downtown Kitchener on Charles Street opposite the bus station. He pays rent, property

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Prevent Food Truck Food Borne Illnesses In 5 Stepshttp://mobile-cuisine.com/culinary-lessons/prevent-food-truck-food-borne-illnesses/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/culinary-lessons/prevent-food-truck-food-borne-illnesses/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:11:06 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=43427 As a food truck owner you are not only responsible for the health and safety of your employees, but of ensuring the customers don’t walk away from your service window with a food borne illness. By definition, “A food borne illness is any illness resulting from food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, chemicals or poisons.” By following these 5 steps you can almost eliminate the chance of food borne illness in your food truck. 5 Steps To Prevent Food Truck Food Borne Illnesses Keep Clean Always wash hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds before and after handling

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