PLEASE NOTE: The contest entry date has been extended for 1 week. All entries must now be submitted no later than Sunday, June 12, 2011 (Noon CST).

With the mobile food industry’s continued growth throughout the country, there appears to be a growing list of people (largely from the restaurant industry) who are becoming disenchanted by the “posers” in the industry. Being original and serving fresh and inexpensive food on the go has been the mantra of the people that have followed these rolling bistros over the last couple of years.

Those who are growing tired of all of the new trucks popping up from Los Angeles to New York appear to have a common complaint, where is the originality? Although in some cases, we do agree with their sentiment, we also feel that many of these new mobile vendors do show their originality. Not all of the possibilities of new concepts have been taken, and to prove this, Mobile Cuisine Magazine is proud to announce our new “Create your own Food Truck Contest”.

Just as any promising entrepreneur who wishes to enter this burgeoning industry must start off with, we are asking our readers to turn on their creative juices and create a concept for your own personal dream food truck.

Items that you must include in your submission:

  • Concept and name of your dream truck
  • A description of the cuisine your truck would serve
  • The name of your signature dish with a detailed description

Items which are not required but will give you creative bonus points:

  • Photo or image of your proposed food truck logo or design (you may download the attached illustrator or pdf files to assist you)
  • Recipe for your signature dish
  • Photo of your signature dish

Once you have developed your concept and created the required submission items, you may send them to us at [email protected]. We will accept submissions from now until Sunday, June 5, 2011.

Once we have all of your submissions in, we will create a poll for all of our readers to vote for their favorites. We will use this poll to narrow down the final 5, at which time a panel of industry professionals (tbd) as well as the staff of MCM, will crown our winner.

The winning entry will receive a feature story on it’s creator on this site the title of Best New Food Truck Concept as well as a free Mobile Cuisine Magazine T-shirt.

We look forward to receiving your submissions, should you have any questions, please let us know.