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The mobile food truck industry is nearing its 6th year of monumental growth. Once referred to as roach coaches, mobile food has made a strong comeback to become the fastest growing trend in the food service industry. Broadcasting their whereabouts on Twitter and other social media networks has replaced the need of a culinary entrepreneur to maintain a brick and mortar store front. Aside from the assistance of social media, it’s their unique options like; Korean Tacos, shredded BBQ Pork on a Waffle, Creme Brulee, and Kobe Beef Sliders, that has been the key to success for these mobile food businesses.

Klout is a San Francisco based company that provides social media analytics that measures a user’s influence across their social network. The analysis is done on data collected from sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked In and measures the size of a person’s network, the content created, and how other people interact with that content. Just as we have since 2010, Mobile Cuisine has kept an eye on this tracking and investigated the Klout statistics to see which food truck would be the most influential in 2013.

Once again in first place, just as they have the last 3 years, is The Big Gay Ice Cream truck from New York City. Serving soft serve ice cream with a twist, like their ‘Salty Pimp’ which is vanilla ice cream or Dulce de Leche, sea salt, dipped in chocolate.

You may note that just as we found after analyzing thousands of the nation’s trucks through Klout, NYC (taking the top 3 spots) and Los Angeles have once again dominated this list, with a few outside entrants from Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Las Vegas.

Here are the Nation’s Top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks for 2013:

#1 Big Gay Ice Cream – NYC (KLOUT Score: 80)

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#2 Wafels & Dinges – NYC (74)

#3 Coolhaus – NYC, LA, Miami and Austin (73)

#4 Fukuburger Truck – Las Vegas (70)

#5 Roxy’s Grilled Cheese – Boston (69)

#6 The Cinnamon Snail – NYC (68)
#7 King of Pops – Atlanta (67)
#7 Kogi BBQ – Los Angeles (67)
#9 The Grilled Cheese Truck – Los Angeles (65)
#10 Grill em All – Los Angeles (63)
#10 The Scratch Truck – Indianapolis (63)

Honorable Mention: Grilled Cheeserie – Nashville (62), Kickass Cupcakes – Boston (62), Jogasaki Burrito – Los Angeles (61), Bridgeport Pasty – Chicago (60), Wow Bao – Chicago (60)

Please note that Klout updates their scores daily, so these results will change throughout the year. We arrived at our list based on the Klout scores from 12/04/2013.

Edit: We neglected to include Roxy’s Grilled Cheese from the list, we would like to extend our deepest regrets for this error.

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The mobile food truck industry is nearing its 5th year of monumental growth. Once referred to as roach coaches, mobile food has made a strong comeback to become the fastest growing trend in the restaurant industry. Broadcasting their whereabouts on Twitter and other social media networks has replaced the need of a culinary entrepreneur to maintain a brick and mortar store front. Aside from the assistance of social media, it’s their unique options like; Korean Tacos, shredded BBQ Pork on a Waffle, Creme Brulee, and Kobe Beef Sliders, that has been the key to success for these mobile food businesses.

Klout is a San Francisco based company that provides social media analytics that measures a user’s influence across their social network. The analysis is done on data collected from sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked In and measures the size of a person’s network, the content created, and how other people interact with that content. Just as we have the last couple of years Mobile Cuisine has kept an eye on this tracking and investigated the Klout statistics to see which food truck would be the most influential in 2012.

Once again in first place, just as they have the last 2 years, is The Big Gay Ice Cream truck from New York City. Serving soft serve ice cream with a twist, like their ‘Salty Pimp’ which is vanilla ice cream or Dulce de Leche, sea salt, dipped in chocolate.

You may note that just as we found after analyzing thousands of the nation’s trucks through Klout, LA and NYC have once again dominated this list, with a few outside entrants from Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas and Indianapolis.

Here are the Nation’s top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks for 2012:

#1 Big Gay Ice Cream – NYC (KLOUT Score: 72)

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#2 Fukuburger Truck – Las Vegas (70)

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#3 The Cinnamon Snail – NYC (68)

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#4 King of Pops – Atlanta (67)
#5 Coolhaus – NYC, LA, Miami and Austin (66)
#6 The Grilled Cheese Truck – Los Angeles (65)
#6 Jogasaki Burrito – Los Angeles (65)
#6 Wafels & Dinges – NYC (65)
#7 Kickass Cupcakes – Boston (63)
#7 Korilla BBQ – NYC (63)
#7 Staff Meal Truck – Boston (63)
#7 West Coast Tacos – Indianapolis (63)

Honorable Mention: The Grilled Cheeserie – Nashville (62), Grill em All – Los Angeles (62), Wow! Food Truck – Atlanta (62), Andrae’s Kitchen – Walla Walla (61), Streetza Pizza – Milwaukee (61) and The Scratch Truck – Indianapolis (61)

Please note that Klout updates their scores daily, so these results will change throughout the year. We arrived at our list based on the Klout scores from 11/28/2012.

 

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The gourmet food truck industry is steadily growing across the country and even the world. Once referred to as roach coaches, within the last 4 years mobile food has made a strong comeback to become the fastest growing trend in the restaurant industry. Broadcasting their whereabouts on Twitter and other networks has replaced the need maintain a brick and mortar business.

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These trucks cover the full gamut of cuisines available including vegetarian and vegan delicacies. This year Mobile Cuisine Magazine has tracked and investigated the Klout statistics to see which vegan food truck is the most influential for 2012.

Klout is a San Francisco based company that provides social media analytics that measures a user’s influence across their social network. The analysis is done on data collected from sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Linked In and measures the size of a person’s network, the content created, and how other people interact with that content.

Coming in first this year, is The Cinnamon Snail truck from Red Bank and Hoboken, NJ and New York City. Coming in second is a truck from the Orange Country, CA, The Seabirds Truck. In third, a tie between two trucks, The Clover Food Truck from Cambridge, MA and LIBA Falafel from San Francisco.

Here are the Nation’s Top 10 Vegan Food Truck Influencers for 2012:

1) The Cinnamon Snail (Klout score: 54)

Twitter: @VeganLunchTruck

The Cinnamon Snail is the country’s most raunchy mobile Vegan Organic restaurant! Blasting supreme bliss & zany antics all over NYC, & dirty Jersey

Hoboken NJ, Red Bank NJ, NYC · http://www.CinnamonSnail.com

2) Seabirds Truck (Klout score: 52)

Twitter: @SeabirdsTruck

We’re an Organic Vegan Food Truck from Orange County using local produce and top quality, organic ingredients. Gluten-free & Soy-free Options!

orange county, california · http://seabirdstruck.com

3) Clover Food Truck (Klout score: 42)

Twitter: @cloverfoodtruck

everything will be different tomorrow

Cambridge, MA · http://www.cloverfoodlab.com

3) LIBA Falafel Truck (Klout score: 42)

Twitter: @LIBAfalafel

an unconventional dress-your-own falafel bar, delivering to the masses by the cutest truck on earth!

Bay Area · http://LIBAfalafel.com

5) Mac’n Food Truck (Klout score: 40)

Twitter: @macnfoodtruck

Miami’s original vegan food truck serving up a twist on comfort food classics.

Miami, FL · http://www.macnfoodtruck.com

6) Frankens (Klout score: 38)

Twitter: @TheFrankenStand

A Spooky Themed Plant-Based Cuisine.

Los Angeles · http://www.thefrankenstand.com

7) Vegan Van (Klout score: 37)

Twitter: @denverveganvan

Denver’s first all-vegan food truck!

Denver · http://www.veganvan.com

8) Veggie Xpress (Klout score: 36)

Twitter: @VeggieXpress

The best gourmet vegan/vegetarian food in South Florida

Hollywood, Florida · http://www.veggiexpressinc.com

9) Like No Udder (Klout score: 30)

Twitter: @LikeNoUdder

World’s first all vegan soft serve ice cream and treats van based out of Rhode Island.

Rhode Island · http://like-no-udder.com

10) Green Truck SD (Klout score: 28)

Twitter: @GreenTruck_SD

Veggie-oil powered food truck serving an all organic sustainable menu, now in San Diego. See where we’ll be and try our Mother Trucker veggie burger!

San Diego, CA · http://greentruckonthego.com

Honorable Mentions:

Ste Martaen

Twitter: @stemartaen

A gourmet vegan cheese alternative. Sharing our vegan family, business and life.

Chicago · http://stemartaen.com

Green Seed Vegan

Twitter: @greenseedvegan

raw & vegan cafe + elixir bar…4 wheeling it. soy free. gluten free. unprocessed.

houston, tx · http://www.greenseedvegan.com

Zombie’s Food Truck

Twitter: @EatAtZombies

The one and only all vegan food truck in DFW, showing that vegan food isn’t just for vegans.

Fort Worth, TX · http://www.eatatzombies.com

Gmonkey

Twitter: @GMonkeyMobile

The Nations first ALL VEG/VEGAN fully ECO mobile food truck

Shadle Farm Durham CT · http://www.gmonkeymobile.com

Morels Food Truck

Twitter: @Morelsfoodtruck

Louisville KY · http://morelsfoodtruck.com

Please note that Klout updates their scores daily, so these results will change throughout the year. We arrived at our top 10 based on the Klout scores from 6/4/2012.

 

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