LOS ALTOS, CA – The food truck industry will reach $2.7 billion in revenue in 2017, making it one of the fastest-growing segments of the food-service industry. Despite the industry’s success, unfavorable regulatory conditions in some cities are stalling the growth of food truck vendors.

The U.S. Chamber Foundation is surveying food truck owners about the local regulations affecting their businesses. Their goal is to identify the best cities for aspiring food truck entrepreneurs and help provide them with the information they need to succeed.

Argive is a project of US Common Sense, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Silicon Valley. They collect grassroots feedback on the impact of regulations to business owners and make all of our data publicly available to help others understand regulatory impact. Food trucks are one of the fastest growing segments of the food industry, but very little data exists on how they are affected by regulations. This unprecedented survey of food trucks across the U.S. will help us understand the business climate for food truck owners and identify ways we can improve regulatory requirements to help them thrive.

The goal of this project is to better understand the unique regulatory environment food truck owners face. They hope to identify the best places to open and operate a food truck in America and provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the resources they need to be successful.

At this time this survey is for food trucks based in the U.S., though it may be interesting to eventually do an international comparison! While mobile vending is relatively new in the United States, street food is a long-standing tradition in many other countries.

With access to better information, culinary entrepreneurs are equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

Here is a direct link to the survey: www.argive.org/food-truck-nation