Don’t be surprised to see cities across the globe expanding into the mobile food industry. It’s clear that there is no sign of slowing in the growth of the industry in the US, but stories like this shows just how big the food truck industry is expanding across the globe.

HONG KONG, CHINA – The city’s much-anticipated food truck scheme has received 192 applications in just two months despite only 16 food trucks being allowed in the first two years under the proposal, according to Commerce and Economic Development Secretary Greg So Kam-leung.

So, who was tasked with implementing the scheme, said the response had been “excellent” so far, and he expected the first food truck to commerce operations at the end of this year or early next year.

Among the 192 applicants, 79 were individuals and 76 were from companies, So said.

The scheme, announced in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah’s budget last year, allows 16 food trucks to operate in eight tourist districts as a way to diversify the city’s tourism industry, which has relied too heavily in recent years on shoppers from the mainland.

So said a review committee formed by both government officials and gourmets will be set up to choose qualified applicants based on their menu proposals and business plans in the first stage of selections, followed by a cook-off challenge in the second stage.

So added that 82 applicants came up with Chinese food menus while 74 planned to sell Western food.

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