CINCINNATI, OH – Cafe de Wheels has been around for more than four years.
It’s a popular food truck that serves made-to-order burgers all over the Tri-State area. But with gas prices at $4 a gallon, owner Tom Acito says he’s struggling to stay afloat.
“When it goes up 40 cents a gallon in a week on a truck that gets five miles a gallon — every time I drive somewhere, it’s like $5. It adds up,” Acito said.
Acito’s business thrives on its mobility.
One day his food truck could be set up at the waterfront. Or another day, Acito could be in Blue Ash.
“We do a lot of short trips — three or four trips a day — so it has a lot of affect on us,” Acito said.
Acito said he tries to save money by setting a limit: $80 a fill up. He sacrifices a full tank to save every buck.
“Being a small business you have to prioritize what you need when you need it and to have more cash available is good,” he said.
Acito isn’t the only one struggling to pay at the pump.
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