Food Truck Marketing Strategies

Learn how to take your food truck to the next level by learning marketing strategies from old school marketing tactics to the new world of social media.

Marketing

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Maximizing Your Food Truck Email Signature

While most food truck owners dread opening up their email account and replying to the numerous emails they receive every day, you should know that you can use these messages as a way to help [...]

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Building A Media Relations Program For Your Food Truck

When food truck owners develop a business plan they often include advertising but neglect to include media relations, one of the most cost-effective methods for food trucks to create awareness about their businesses. Don’t get [...]

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Celebrate Dad’s With Father’s Day Promotions At Your Truck

As a food truck owner, one of your roles is to look for reasons to reach out to your customers and offer them an incentive to come to your truck and make a purchase. The National Restaurant [...]

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Food Truck Email Ideas Your Customers Love To Receive

Most people in today's electronic age start out our day with a cup of coffee and our email inbox. Emails are read, forwarded to friends, filed away, or deleted; many times from the palm of [...]

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Public Relations And How They Affect Your Food Truck

Public relations (PR) involves a variety of programs designed to maintain or enhance a food truck’s image, menu and services it provides. Successful implementation of an effective public relations strategy can be a critical component [...]

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Handling The Media: How Vendors Can Deal With The Press

When pitching a story idea about your food truck or handling a crisis situation that your truck is involved in, it helps to have established good working relationships with reporters and news organizations in your [...]

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Memorial Day Promotions Can Jump Start Your Summer Profits

Monday is Memorial Day and going out to eat is on the list of things that people want to do to celebrate. Food truck owners can use Memorial Day promotions to promote their mobile food [...]

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10 Effective Marketing Ideas To Promote Your Food Truck

You’ve started an awesome food truck with a great concept, loyal customers and wonderful employees; but you want to grow your business. Finding effective marketing techniques for your food truck is the first step to [...]

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Use Free Meals To Increase Your Food Truck Sales

An increasing number of food trucks are looking to boost their sales with deals to lure customers back to their service windows.  One way you can do this is to randomly award free meals to [...]

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Food Truck Wrap Tips To Consider For Your Truck Design

Whether you have a new food truck out to make a name for yourself or an established food truck or restaurant working to stay ahead of the competition, a well-designed food truck wrap will put [...]

Branding

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5 Food Truck Branding Tips For The Beginner

Many new food truck owners tend to think that branding is something only large restaurant chains need to worry about. However, branding is crucial for food trucks to be able to stand out and attract [...]

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Developing A Food Truck Brand Strategy That Works

Your food truck’s brand includes your name, logo and slogan, but a brand is so much more that these simple creative elements. A food truck brand should represent how your truck and staff members deal [...]

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How To Build To A Memorable Food Truck Brand

Is your food truck brand looking bland? If so, it's time to spice things up. Today we'll discuss tips that vendors can use to create an unforgettable an memorable impression of your food truck business [...]

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Learn How To Build Your Food Truck Brand Story

Learning how to tell a brand story is not new in the world of advertising, but for new food truck owners this concept may be completely alien to them. A successful brand story must achieve [...]

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5 Tips For Crafting A Killer Food Truck Slogan

No matter the size of a business, brand recognition is a key to success. So what makes some brands recognizable? Simple, their logos and slogans. Look at McDonald's. Not only do they have their Golden Arches [...]

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The Food Truck Branding Cycle  

A food truck's branding cycle is a circular process that involves your product, positioning, promise, presentation, perseverance, and perception analysis. Understanding The Food Truck Branding Cycle Product Your product (your food) is the important first [...]

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Developing Brand Positioning For Your Food Truck

In basic terms, brand positioning is the process of positioning your food truck’s brand in the mind of your customers. Brand positioning is the idea of identifying and working to build a marketing niche for [...]

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Does Your Food Truck Branding Have Curb Appeal

The complete unadulterated truth about food truck branding is that it’s all a facade. Food truck branding is usually completely made up, it's a construct of the vendor. It’s the image designed for your food truck [...]

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Demographics & Psychographics In Food Truck Branding

I always say that a food truck owner’s job is never done. There’s no way that it could ever be done, if you think about it. Outside of preparing your truck for the next shift, [...]

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Food Truck Branding Basics

Every food truck operation is a brand, whether it’s a single taco truck parked on the side of the highway or part of a huge national brand. The brand is essential for your food truck to [...]

Social Media

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How To Create A Social Media Calendar For Your Food Truck

So you’re revving up your food truck’s social media marketing, you’ve figured out your objectives, defined your goals, and determined the metrics you’ll use to measure success. The only thing missing? A way to track and share [...]

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Is It Time To Hire A Social Media Manager?

Social media is an absolute requirement for a food truck vendor today. The problem is that if a vendor doesn’t run their social media properly, it can actually hurt their business. Instead of just tweeting [...]

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How To Share Great Photos Of Your Food Truck On Instagram

Instagram is a photo sharing social media site that maintains more than 400 million active users that take pictures and add captions. Food trucks have embraced Instagram as a visual marketing tool to share great photos of the mouthwatering [...]

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How Food Trucks Can Deal With Trolls And Online Bullies

When individuals are protected behind their computer screens some people resort to communicating with other’s online in ways that they’d never do in a face to face situation. Much like “real life” bullies, these online bullies [...]

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Social Media Rules For New Food Truck Owners

Whether you’ve been in operating a food truck for 5+ years, or you’re just getting your mobile food business on the road, having a social media presence is imperative. The average consumer usually conducts due [...]

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How To Tell If Your Food Truck Is A Social Media Success

Social media is used by food trucks to spread the word about their next location, increase brand loyalty, share new menu items, and even gain new customers. It seems as though every one of these [...]

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Use ROI To Determine Social Media Success

Now that most food truck owners understand social media better than they did 1, 6, 12 months ago and a variety of metrics now exist to determine the meaningful ROI (return on investment) you’re achieving, [...]

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8 Things You May Not Know About Yelp

Next to Twitter and Facebook, there's probably no more important site for food truck owners than Yelp (well, we think you should be on Mobile Cuisine too :)). Yet perhaps no other site is as poorly understood. [...]

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Get New Customers With These Food Truck Twitter Tips

Twitter is a great way for food truck vendors to stay connected with your diners — and, unlike other social media platforms, it facilitates direct contact between individuals in your community. Today we'll look at food [...]

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Social Media Mistakes Food Truck Vendors Can Avoid

The way food truck vendors have used social media has continually evolved. As the mobile food industry evolves so have social media strategies, tools and best practices. All of these issues are dependent upon the latest [...]

Cause Marketing

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Meatless Mondays And Your Food Truck

Each week new Meatless Monday participating restaurants and food trucks are popping up worldwide. To do our part in supporting Meatless Mondays we believe that sharing information, recipes, and news about vegetarianism and leading a [...]

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Giving Tuesday And The GiveNetwork

The Thanksgiving weekend is the official kick-off of the winter holidays and gift buying.  We’ve all overdosed on a combo of family, turkey, potatoes and desserts.  Before the dishes had even been cleared, the conversation [...]

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The Grilled Cheese Truck: Fighting Hunger & Getting Vets Work

We’ve all heard of THE Grilled Cheese Truck of Los Angeles.  It’s been everywhere in the media over the years.  It’s one of those success stories that America loves to hear – “Local guy makes [...]

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Join The Fight And Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute.  We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure [...]

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Get To Know Your Customers – Win a $500 Gas Card

It’s Get To Know Your Customers Day tomorrow.  This official day is occurs on the third Thursday at the beginning of every quarter.  Rather than “celebrating” an official day, we have a feeling that this is more [...]

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Food Trucks And Shark Awareness Day

July has a lot of fun “awareness” days.  In fact, today is “International Nude Day” and “Shark Awareness Day.”  International Nude Day may not necessarily apply to any food trucks unless you get a random [...]

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How Does Your Food Truck Cheer Up The Lonely?

Today is Cheer Up The Lonely Day!  You may wonder why we’d cover a “holiday” like this?  Well, that’s an easy response.  Mobile Cuisine, along with the GiveNetwork and GiveMobi, has been promoting Fighting Hunger [...]

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Win A $500 Gas Card While Fighting Hunger In America

Even though you didn’t win the $500 gas card this time, we’re giving you another chance! Register your truck to Fight Hunger In America by August 30 and you will be entered for the drawing [...]

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BONMi Food Truck Wins $500 For Fighting Hunger

Congratulations to BONMi!  They have won the $500 gas card from the GiveNetwork/Mobile Cuisine food truck initiative - Fighting Hunger In America! They are one of the many food trucks that have signed up to [...]

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Grilled Cheese Truck is Fighting Hunger In America

We’re super-excited!  The Grilled Cheese Truck has joined in Fighting Hunger In America!  The Grilled Cheese Truck, consistently ranked the best food truck in LA, is now helping raise funds for Meals On Wheels Association [...]