Coming in at number twenty in our Top US Cities to Open a Food Truck is Seattle, WA.
Seattle may be called the Emerald City, but in our opinion, it’s an absolute gold mine for a culinary entrepreneur looking to get into the mobile food industry.
Seattle is one of the country’s fastest growing cities and had the 14th largest population jump between 2011 and 2012. In that one year time frame, Seattle added 12,638 people, bringing the city’s total population to 634,535. With an increasing population, they have an even faster growing economy with a job rate increase of 2.6% during the same time with median salaries of Seattle residents reaching nearly $70,000 per year.
These facts coupled with a huge number of food truck friendly public events and that it’s a city that has embraced the industry to the point that they have even started using food trucks to help clean up street crime.
Their business community has jumped in to help food truck prosperity by innovative property managers developing sites of new business complexes complete with food truck parking to give their employees mobile dining options.
While the weather may be a little more wet than other cities in our list, the population isn’t discouraged to head outside by a few rain drops. This pedestrian friendly city has approved food truck pods (similar to Portland, OR) so finding one of the nearly 50 existing food trucks isn’t a difficult task.
Find the city’s 3 Step Review Process for Starting a Food Truck <here>
Find the entire list of Top US cities to Open a Food Truck <here>