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KANSAS CITY, MO - A rectangle of light spills from the truck window onto the pavement and shines down on a small group of men. The vehicle is parked in spot 846 at the American Royal. The men let their mouths drop open as though they’ve just seen a beautiful woman or a particularly choice piece of steak. One of them reaches out, his hand tracing, but not quite touching, the lettering on the side of the truck.

“You see lots of those,” a guy in a Chiefs T-shirt says. He leans back against some hay bales. “But that must have cost a mint.”

Half a dozen Elvis impersonators, their guts wrapped in sequined jumpsuits, raise their fingers in salute to the order window. A honey vendor halts his sales pitch to gape.

It’s Friday night at the world’s largest barbecue contest, and, in the shadow of Kemper Arena, Oklahoma Joe’s new Z-Man food truck has arrived.

Brad Carlson and Blake Fulton, the owners of MAG Trucks, stand close by. It has been only 48 hours or so since their Liberty shop finished work on the Z-Man. As they give impromptu tours, they’re also still absorbing the idea that they managed to construct and deliver, in little more than a month, a 33-foot kitchen on wheels, with a built-in Southern Pride smoker the size of a sidewalk mailbox.

Not long ago, novelty alone was enough. Locals weren’t used to being able to buy food from a mobile kitchen, so attracting a crowd wasn’t hard. But food-truck vendors today are in a four-wheel race to have the shiniest concept on the block. In a market where the trucks now matter as much as the food, the Z-Man was built to really matter.

“Oklahoma Joe’s won’t just be a player around town. They’re going to be nationally known for this truck,” Carlson says.

What he doesn’t say, but what he hopes, is that MAG Trucks can come along for the ride.

The National Restaurant Association recently estimated that mobile eateries — food trucks and carts — bring in $650 million in revenue annually. Emergent Research, in a December 2012 study conducted for Intuit, predicts that food trucks and carts will grow from 1 percent of the total revenue in the U.S. restaurant industry to between 3 and 4 percent by 2017. That would mean $2.7 billion a year for food trucks.

The culture’s appetite for food trucks is also on the rise. The Great Food Truck Race is into its fourth season on the Food Network — The Pitch‘s Charles Ferruzza was a guest critic on an episode filmed in Manhattan, Kansas — as is Eat St. on the Cooking Channel. And Richard Myrick, editor of Mobile Cuisine and author ofRunning a Food Truck for Dummies, says the trend isn’t going up on blocks anytime soon.

Find the entire article by Jonathan Bender at thepitch.com <here>

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Off the Wire Food Truck NewsIn our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Wilmington, Fargo, Kansas City, Lexington and Providence.

August 16

Food trucks head to city council – WILMINGTON, NC – Six months after Patty Wagon food truck owner James Smith filed for some standards his business could follow to finally operate feasibly in Wilmington’s limits, the city council has a proposal to decide.

On the agenda for the board’s regular meeting Tuesday is a public hearing and vote on a local ordinance that would set a menu of regulations for food trucks, which currently aren’t even defined in the city’s code book.

Find the entire article <here>

Mobile food trucks are popping up in the area – FARGO, ND - Mobile food trucks are giving our area a big city feel. Almost a dozen have popped up in the last year.

It’s something you typically see in a big city or on the food network.

Octavio Gomez- Taco Brothers: “I think people are interested in trying out something new and when they have an opportunity to do so you just have to lock in their taste buds.”

Find the entire article <here>

August 17

 More getting on board the food truck business – KANSAS CITY, KS - For Adrian Santiago, a food truck could be a means to eventually owning a restaurant.

Santiago owns El Pollo Dorado, which often can be found at the corner of 21st and Wellington Place. It specializes in chicken, ribs and tacos.

“The reason I started the food truck was because I didn’t see much competition, especially with the chicken,” Santiago said through a translator. “I wanted to do some market research to see how it works before actually investing in a restaurant.”

Find the entire article <here>

Food trucks now allowed at Lexington industrial and warehouse businesses – LEXINGTON, KY - People who work in industrial zones in Lexington may soon have a new lunch option.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council approved a zone change Thursday that allows food trucks to operate on properties zoned for wholesale and warehouse business, light and heavy industrial and economic development uses.

Find the entire article <here>

August 18

Peddling pudding pops is a matter of endurance for Providence vendor – PROVIDENCE, RI – A dog on a leash startles as a strange-looking machine rounds the corner of Brook Street.

As the machine turns onto Transit Street on this quiet, sun-dappled Saturday morning, the dog backs away in confusion.

“Dogs don’t know what to make of me,” says Val, the Pudding Pop Gal, as she pedals her ungainly three-wheeled bicycle cart, threading her way through the streets to avoid the steepest hills.

A large metal box covered with stickers is attached to the front, like the prow of a ship, pulling her forward with the weight of a few hundred pounds of pudding pops and dry ice. On the front of the box is a wooden flower box. On the back is strapped a green milk crate, filled with supplies. A folded teal and white umbrella thrusts up from the double set of handlebars, like a ship’s mast.

Find the entire article <here>

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

Gourmet Goombahs

This week’s new entries are:

Baltimore, MD

Ariana Kabob Grill

Twitter: @ArianaGrill

Baltimore food truck selling the freshest and tastiest Halal Kabobs, Kabuli Palau rice, Gyro, Chicken, Fish and much more to Catonsville, Md

Charlotte, NC

Gourmet Goombahs

Twitter: @GGoombahs

Italian American Mobile Gourmet Kitchen

http://www.gourmetgoombahs.net

Chicago, IL

ChiTown Bomber

Twitter: @ChiTown_Bomber

Urban food truck assault vehicle!

Cincinnati, OH

Purple Cheetah Cafe

Twitter: @PurpleCatTruck

PCC a new food truck hitting the streets of Cincinnati with an eclectic menu that will take your taste buds for a walk on the wild side, welcome to the jungle.

http://www.purplecheetahcafe.com

Columbus, OH

Empanada Joe’s

Twitter: @EmpanadaJoes

The Empanada Joe’s trailer is coming soon. We will bring you simple but delicious Colombian home cooking; made from scratch and with the freshest ingredients.

Denver, CO

Capt’n Crabby

Twitter: @captncrabby

NOW OPEN!!! We specialize in crab sandwiches. its all blue crab with a mix of jumbo lump, super lump and lump.

http://www.captncrabby.com

The Wandering Cow

Twitter: @Wandering_Cow

The Wandering Cow is a self-serve frozen yogurt & waffle truck, based out of the Boulder/Denver area.

http://www.thewanderingcow.com

Fredericton, Canada

Fired Pizza Co.

Twitter: @firedpizzacart

Grilled and Smoked Pizza vendor set to open early sept 2012. All fresh, Locally sourced ingredients.

http://www.facebook.com/firedpizzaco

Kansas City, KS

The Funnel Cake Truck KC

Twitter: @funnelcaketruck

Bringing the state fair treats to the streets. Funnel Cake, Fried snickers, Twinkies, Oreos, Corndogs. Everything is dipped in a Family secret batter.

Miami, FL

Soup’D Up

Twitter: @Soup_dup

http://soupdup.com

Springfield, MO

Aviary On The Fly

Twitter: @AviaryOnTheFly

http://aviaryonthefly.com

 

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

What The FORK truck

This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Just Good Food Now

Twitter: @justgoodfoodnow

Baltimore, MD

Woodys Tacos

Twitter: @WoodysTacos

http://woodystacoisland.com

Boston, MA

Captain Marden

Twitter: @codsquadtruck

The Captain’s food truck serves up the freshest seafood on the streets of Massachusetts. Look out for us, we might be in your town next!

Calgary, Canada

The Happy Truck

Twitter: @theH_appytruck

Indonesian fusion and appies on the go! Look for our food truck cruising the streets of downtown Calgary. Come satisfy your appy.tite and get happy here!

http://thehappytruck.com/

Fayetteville, GA

SoKoFood

Twitter: @sokofood

Healthy down-home cuisine

Kansas City, MO

Wilma’s

Twitter: @wilmasgoodfood

Converted to a commercial kitchen in 2011, Wilma’s travels around Kansas City producing some of the best street food in town.

http://wilmasrealgoodfood.com

Knoxville, TN

Farm to Taco

Twitter: @FarmtoTaco

http://www.farm2taco.com/

Savory and Sweet Truck

Twitter: @SavoryandSweetT

The Savory & Sweet Truck is Knoxville’s first Gourmet Food Truck. Our focus is serving fresh, local and seasonal food. We are Driven to create great food.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Savory-and-Sweet-Truck/283598151693769

Los Angeles, CA

GO CHEW

Twitter: @gochewinc

its not about the size of the bowl, its about the quality ;)

http://www.gochewinc.com

The Urban Oven

Twitter: @TheUrbanOven

We are a mobile wood fired artisan pizza company. That’s right, authentic delicious Napoletana pizzas made from our one of a kind wood fired oven food truck!

http://theurbanoven.com

Miami, FL

Mushaboom

Twitter: @MushaboomVegan

Mushaboom is a vegan burger truck coming soon to Miami, FL.

http://www.mushaboomvegan.com

Minneapolis, MN

SushiFix

Twitter: @SushiFix

we are very first sushi truck in twin cities yet in mid west. truly we are trying to bring back edo style sushi into street, to the peole with modern flair

http://www.sushifix.net

New York, NY

Andy’s Italian Ices

Twitter: @AndysItalianIce

Gourmet italian ice truck serving all of NYC. Follow us to stay up to date with our latest flavors and locations!

http://AndysItalianIcesNYC.com

Norwalk, CT

LobsterCraft

Twitter: @LobsterCraft

Stay tuned for LobsterCraft’s first launch May 22nd! Serving Lobster Rolls to Fairfield County!

http://www.lobstercraft.com

Phoenix, AZ

Shinobu Diego’s Tacos

Twitter: @ShinobuDiego

Japanese and Mexican cuisines fused together in a simple yet unique and very delicious package.

http://shinobudiego.com

SweetJonez Cupcakes

Twitter: @SweetJonezPHX

Sweet Jonez Cupcakes is the first mobile cupcake food truck in the Phoenix metro area. Over 100 flavors, try our cocktail and extreme cupcakes! We rock!

http://www.sweetjonez.com

San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Grillaz Gone Wild

Twitter: @GrillazGoneWild

Grilled Cheese Bandits

Twitter: @CheeseBandits

Grilled Cheese Bandits (GCB) is mobile food kitchen delivering gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and sides to busy patrons across the San Francisco Bay Area.

http://www.grilledcheesebandits.com/

Scranton, PA

What The Fork Truck

Twitter: @WTForktruck

smart. handmade. cuisine. NEPA’S FIRST #gourmet food truck!

http://wtforktruck.com

 

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

 

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this long Memorial Day weekend from Minneapolis, Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, New Orleans, St. Catharines, Kalamazoo, and Kansas City.

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Food Truck Operators Set Up Permanent Restaurants – Minneapolis, MN - Offering a lower barrier to entry, food trucks have allowed local entrepreneurs to test-drive their food concepts—but there’s a growing trend of trucks expanding their brands to permanent restaurants.

Food trucks offer the allure of lower up-front costs and overhead compared to permanent restaurants. But some local truck operators, hungry for year-round profits, are driving their businesses to brick-and-mortar eateries.

Find the entire article <here>

Food truck craze sparks Dallas-Fort Worth real estate opportunity – Dallas, TX - Charlie Flores III, his wife and their five children were coming back to Dallas-Fort Worth from a road trip in southern Texas when the family decided to stop in Austin and taste some cupcakes a relative had been raving about.

The cupcakery sat on wheels at a food truck park off South Congress Avenue in Austin, and it was that park that fueled the Flores family’s decision to turn its half-acre used-car lot into a food truck park of its own.

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May 26

Mexican street food in Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA - Thomasina Miers stands on a sunny petrol station forecourt in Highland Park, a neighbourhood to the northeast of Los Angeles, enthusiastically eating a marinated beef-tongue taco. “It’s so delicious,” she says through a mouthful of corn tortilla, coriander and tomatillo salsa.

This low-rise residential area, an hour and a world away from the Walk of Fame, bristles with signs for cheap loans and fast food. It is not on any tourist map. Star-tour buses don’t pull up round here. But rather than celebrities, we’re looking for Mexican street-food trucks, picking out their vivid orange, blue and pink awnings or distinctive fin-shaped roof vents from among the stucco-covered houses, corner shops and drive-throughs. At the La Estrella and El Pique trucks, we found what we crave. We order more tacos, a beef torta (sandwich) and a buttery hot quesadilla and wolf them as the traffic whizzes past, juices running down our chins.

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What Boston’s food truck mania sounds like – Boston, MA - Remember how, in cartoons like Tom and Jerry, you could actually see a good smell? It looked like smoke, undulating through the air as it found the nose. That’s how I imagine the aromas emanating from Boston’s many food trucks these days. It’s a veritable craze: The city, along with the Greenway folks, has added a bunch of new food truck locations this spring. Good thing. At lunchtime, hungry workers from downtown office buildings prowl the streets for sustenance.

Find the entire article <here>

May 27

New Orleans food truck operators to form nonprofit association – NEW ORLEANS, LA — Some food-truck operators in New Orleans say they plan to form a nonprofit association in hope of convincing officials to ease some of the rules they work under.

They’re hoping to increase the number of permits, expand operating hours and extending the time a truck can stay in one spot, The Times-Picayune reported.

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Movement to allow more food trucks gathers steam – St. Catharines, Canada - The wheels are in motion to liberalize City of St. Catharines rules and let more food trucks ply their trade.

On Monday, a public meeting will be held during a St. Catharines city council session, in which Coun. Mat Siscoe will suggest council bump up the allowable licences to six from four downtown.

Find the entire article <here>

May 28

Food truck ordinance in the works for city of Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo, MI - Matt Askelson is a line cook by trade who spends his free time tearing apart a 1980 Grumman Step Van, complete with leaky roof and rotting wood.

The old festival truck spent the last two years sitting in the woods, but Askelson has visions of putting it on the road, quitting his job as a line cook at Oakwood Bistro, and making a living for his family by cooking upscale American street food.

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Start-ups have to get creative to find financing – Kanas City,KS - Two foodies had an idea they wanted to try in Kansas City: an upscale food truck specializing in gourmet meatballs.

They had restaurant experience but had barely made more than minimum wage. Their savings were zilch, and they had no real credit history. Not only that, upscale food trucks are just starting to take off in Kansas City, so there is no track record on how the operations would do locally.

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In our quest to keep our readers up to date with the latest stories relating to the food truck industry has compiled a list of the stories that hit the wire this weekend from Washington DC, Charlotte, Nashville, Kansas City, Detroit and San Antonio.

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March 16

DC food trucks gear up for the summer months, a review – WASHINGTON DC - Its no secret that the food truck revolution is upon us. Just a few years ago a food truck was something you would see along the National Mall supplying hot dogs and soft pretzels in a mindless fashion. Not anymore.

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How to track the food trucks – CHARLOTTE, NC - As the food truck scene in Charlotte continues to grow, we wanted a way to let readers know more about them and where they’ll be.

So Observer database reporter Gavin Off came up with a way to show you, on a daily basis.

Find the entire article <here>

March 17

Final challenge begins in Biscuit Love food truck scavenger hunt – NASHVILLE, TN - Think of it as a golden ticket, Willy Wonka-style. But in this case, it’s a biscuit.

As the latest food truck called Biscuit Love prepares to hit the streets of Nashville next month, chef/owners Sarah and Karl Worley are hiding “golden biscuits” around town and posting clues to the scavenger hunt on the truck’s twitter feed.

Find the entire article <here>

Revving up the market for Cajun – KANSAS CITY, MO - Transplanted New Orleanians are Mark Drouin’stoughest critics.

Drouin is owner of Cajun Cabin

(cajuncabin.org, and on Facebook and Twitter), and you can find his brick-red truck parked at Hospital Hill over the lunch hour, roughly 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., several days a week, depending on weather.

Find the entire article <here>

March 18

Dago Joe’s food truck rolls away with business from nearby Checker Bar & Grill – DETROIT, MI - Joe Sciamanna is an engaging and energetic guy who’s brought bright colors and ravioli to a dull gray corner of downtown. His neighbor wants him to get lost.

Ask him why he opened where he did and he spreads his arms and twirls, like Julie Andrews dancing through the verdant hills at the start of “The Sound of Music.” The sightlines, the skyscrapers: “How could I be anywhere else?”

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Gas, food prices taking a bite out of food trucks’ bottom line – SAN ANTONIO, TX – As gas prices creep closer to $4 a gallon, the rising cost is taking a bite out of the bottom line for food truck vendors.

Rickshaw Stop is always on the go but gas is costing them about 20 percent more than it used to.

“When I’m out, I have to run the generator. So if we’re running it six, seven hours a day, that’s fuel. Not just driving there, but powering the truck,” owner Sameer Siddiqui said.

Find the entire article <here>

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

banged up and mashed

This week’s new entries are:

Atlanta, GA

Banged Up and Mashed

Twitter: @bangedupandmash

http://bangedupandmashed.com

Austin, TX

The Seedling Truck

Twitter: @SeedlingTruck

A mobile food truck by @RoyalFigAustin bringing a revolving menu of upscale comfort food made from scratch using ingredients straight from local farms.

http://www.theseedlingtruck.com

Jacksonville, FL

Driftwood BBQ

Twitter: @DriftwoodBBQ

Kansas City, MO

Cajun Cabin

Twitter: @cajuncabin

New Orleans transplants since 2009.

http://www.cajuncabin.org

Omaha, NE

Localmotive Food Truck

Twitter: @LocalmotiveFT

Localmotive is a food truck in Omaha dedicated to serving made-from-scratch food at a fair price, with a menu emphasizing seasonal, locally-sourced products.

http://localmotivefoodtruck.com

Seattle, WA

Jemils Big Easy

Twitter: @JemilsBigEasy

We are a cajun food truck coming to Seattle in March! Chef Jemil Aziz brings New Orleans Cajun to Seattle.

http://www.jemilsbigeasy.com

Streetzeria

Twitter: @Streetzeria

http://www.streetzeria.com

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

beavers donuts

This week’s new entries are:

Chicago, IL

Beavers Donuts

Twitter: @BeaversDonuts

Chicago food truck serving mini donuts with gourmet toppings and imported coffee For Catering Info Call 773-392-1300 or info@beaversdonuts.com

http://beaversdonuts.com

tamalefoodie

Twitter: @tamalefoodie

A Unique Food Experience! sm

http://www.tamalefoodie.com

Kansas City, MO

Westport Street Fare

Twitter: @WestportStFare

Miami, FL

Sir Mixx-A-Lot Shake

Twitter: @SirMixxALots

By popular demand, Sir Mixx-A-Lot has taken his shakes on the road! Don’t miss your chance to experience the gourmet treat that everyone is talking about!

http://www.SirMixxALotShakes.com

Uragano Pizza Truck

Twitter: @UraganoUM

Orlando, FL

Monsta Lobsta

Twitter: @MonstaLobsta

Monsta Lobsta is a lobster roll business that sells delicious lobster rolls that are affordable, nutritional and delectable!!!

http://monstalobsta.net

Phoenix, AZ

AJI Mobile Foods

Twitter: @Ajimobilefoods

We are a Father and Son team working to introduce Latin American foods to you. We invite you to learn more about us and our love for food at

http://ajimobilefoods.com

Luncha Libre

Twitter: @LunchaLibre

Luncha Libre is a gourmet food truck that specializes in Arizona inspired food, using local products and bringing it to the people

http://lunchalibreaz.com

Renton, WA

Jerk Station

Twitter: @CaribreosoCater
http://www.caribreoso.com

San Antonio, TX

Spice Runner

Twitter: @Spice_Runner
Food truck selling sandwiches & pocket pies stuffed with globally inspired meaty sauces. Add heat as you like with hot sauces tailored to each regional flavor.

Washington DC

lemongrass

Twitter: @lemongrassTruck

http://www.lemongrasstruck.com

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

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KANSAS CITY, KS - Consider this your primer on how to launch your own food truck. Chef Venus Van Horn, who shares the kitchen and wheel of the Magical Meatball Tour with partner Ceaser Reyes, has agreed to share what’s she learned over the past year.

On Wednesday, she talked about her first kitchen job after two decades of working in telecommunications and on Thursday, she confessed her love for a bloody steak.

1.Estimate how much it will cost—then double it — That was the hardest lesson for us to learn. When we started this project we completely underestimated how much it would cost. The other truck operators I’ve talked to have had the same experience. We naively started this thinking it would be a little money down and a lot of money coming in. it hasn’t quite worked that way. There are lots of hidden costs in running an operation like this. Truck maintenance, commissary rental, insurance, licensing fees—not to mention the product loss in the event of something you can’t control such as a stretch of bad weather—all add up in a hurry.

2. Utilize Social Media. A large part of our success is directly due to sites like Twitter and Facebook. Neither Ceasar nor I are experts in this but we are learning and are amazed at how important it is to our business. We’ve had customers drive across the city to find us because they saw an update on Twitter. And in that vein don’t cut corners on your product, service or the customers’ experience, because social media supporters are not shy about posting their experiences and the word spreads like wildfire over the internet.

3. Get to know your health department inspector and your city’s codes. We were told this early on and it was invaluable. The regulations of food trucks are very strict and you don’t want to pull up to an inspection and discover that you put in the wrong type of sink, or that your ventilation system is inadequate. We asked a lot of questions, read all the codes and called our inspector before we installed anything. Plumbing and electricity need to be done by a professional.

4. Find your niche. You may be the most skilled baker in the city, but ask yourself, does the city really need another cupcake truck? Research restaurant industry trends and projections. Keep your menu small. We like to think of our truck as more than just a mobile food truck—we want to offer our customers an experience. Gourmet food trucks are a relatively new concept in Kansas City. Be creative and imagine ways to get customers to step out of their comfort zones and eat at your truck

5. Take care of your health.Food trucks are not a part-time business. They are physically and mentally demanding. You are on your feet 12-14 hours some days, in cramped quarters on non-level surfaces. There is heavy lifting, deep cleaning, and exposure to anyone who comes by with a cold or flu. The mental stresses of being the accountant, mechanic, chef, operations manager, and business owner can be taxing. It’s so important to eat healthy, get enough rest and get enough play. It’s hard to do, but so necessary, because as the owner of a food truck, you can’t afford to not be on top of your game.

Find the original article by Jonathan Bender <here>

 

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You may have missed it, but the mobile food industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed two years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new trucks and carts as they pop up throughout the country. Because of this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine assists our readers weekly by posting the names and information about these trucks, so if they happen to be in your area, you can begin to follow them, or at least keep any eye out for them on the roads and cart pods.

This week’s new entries are:

Chicago, IL

Bridgeport Pasty Co

Twitter: @BridgeportPasty

Like a handheld pot pie, but better!

http://bridgeportpasty.com

Lillie’s Q Meat Mobile

Twitter: @LQMeatMobile

It’s the Lillie’s Q Meat Mobile! Serving pulled pork and pulled chicken sandwiches, sides, and drinks. Aiming to hit the Chicago streets shortly after Labor Day

http://lilliesq.com/

Columbia, SC

Alfresco Mobilista

Twitter: @AlfMob

ROCKIN’ FARE ROLLIN’ WITH FLAIR!!! Alfresco means outdoors & Mobilista is on the move. We are a fun Bistro Style Mobile Food & Catering Truck that comes to YOU!

http://www.alfmob.com

Kansas City, MO

DOG NUVO

Twitter: @DOGNUVO

http://www.eatatdognuvo.com

Los Angeles, CA

Holy Aioli

Twitter: @HolyAioli

The ultimate Food Truck for divine Sandwiches & Salads. We offer unique filings and Aiolis that turn sandwiches and paninis on their head.

http://www.holy-aioli.com

Malibu Bagels

Twitter: @MalibuBagels

Malibu Bagels is the premier gourmet truck of Malibu CA- serving amazing, fresh and creative spreads on delicious Bagels. Come give us a try :)

http://www.facebook.com/bu.bagels

The Poutine Truck

Twitter: @thepoutinetruck

Poutine is a traditional Canadian Comfort Dish consisting of French Fries, Fresh Cheese Curd and Brown Gravy. We take pride in offering a true Poutine……….

http://www.thepoutinetruck.com

Minneapolis, MN

Fork In The Road

Twitter: @forkNroadtruck
Good eats on the street!

Providence, RI

Mijos Tacos

Twitter: @MijosTacos

LA style taco truck serving tacos, burritos, tortas, quesadillas, tostadas and imported cane sugar Mexican sodas on the East Side of Providence, RI.

http://www.facebook.com/mijostacos

Seattle, WA

Snout and Company

Twitter: @SnoutAndCo

http://snoutandco.com

Washington DC

Doug the Food Dude

Twitter: @Dougthefooddude

THE BEST FOOD YOU’LL EVER GET OUT OF A TRUCK! Always All Natural – No MSG or Preservatives

http://dougthefooddude.com

Seoul Food

Twitter: @SeoulFoodDC

We operate on a food truck selling bibimbap and maki rolls using all-natural, local farm ingredients in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA.

West Palm Beach, FL

The Fire Within

Twitter: @TheFireWithinFT

We are a married couple just livin the dream! We have purchased a shuttle bus, & built a food truck! We are up & rolling now! #TheFireWithin

http://www.FoodTruckRoadTrip.com

 

If you are aware of any new rolling bistros, please let us know so that we can add them to our weekly listing of new food trucks as they hit the streets near you. Email us at MFV@mobile-cuisine.com

 

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