Utilizing Twitter Hashtags On Your Food Truck

It is no secret that Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites in the mobile food industry. Food truck businesses found out early that by utilizing it was a free and quick way to increase their marketing efforts and help to get their brand noticed online. One of the best ways for a food truck to get noticed is to create an online trend, which refers to the ability for a user to make use of Twitter hashtags to get their mobile food business known.

Using Twitter Hashtags On Your Food Truck Twitter Account

Twitter hashtags are simply a word or phrase that has a “#” prefix at the front. For example #foodtruck or #streetfood. The primary purpose of using a hashtag is to make sure that a conversation around a specific topic or word can easily be tracked. Twitter users can easily use this marketing tool to track the conversations about their food truck and get a good understanding of their popularity online.

One of the best ways to create a buzz around your mobile business with the use of hashtags is to promote your menu items, locations or specials. The global reach that Twitter offers its users allow you to reach a wider audience and thereby increasing your exposure. Another benefit of using hashtags is the ability to be part of a current trending topic that your mobile bistro may be related to.

By introducing your food truck account to the trend, it will allow people to associate your brand and create awareness. Always remember to use the correct hashtag. Topical tags are usually the best way to go about the process, and this means that it has this bigger reach in the overall market.

Use these tags as part of your tweet, rather than just using them separately. It will be easier for readers to become informed about what your business is or what you are trying to say when they can read it in context as a complete tweet.

Finally, remember to track the hashtag’s progress to see if it’s effective for your marketing goals. There are various tools that can help you do this online, but Twitter can also provide you with this information. It’s a great way of measuring your reach on this social media platform and you can easily keep an eye on conversations regarding your food, service, or brand.

The Benefits Of Using Twitter Hashtags

The most important benefit of using Twitter hashtags is to create awareness for your food truck’s brand. By using this tool you can make it easy for people to re-use it and mention your food truck in their own conversations and tweets online.

  • You can keep track of your reputation. Hashtags make it easy for you to monitor what people are saying when they talk about your food truck and the food you serve. If there are any negative statements or customers who are unhappy with a specific menu item or service, you will be able to pick it up and put in some effort to rectify the issue or put the customer at ease.
  • Make your tweets easier to find. Twitter hashtags allow you to easily find previous tweets and it also categories your tweets for your followers to find. Leads, customers, and prospects can easily join in the conversation by using your hashtags in their own discussions.
  • Showcase new menu items. When you have a new menu item or location you are planning to visit you can easily create new Twitter hashtags so that your followers and customers will be able to easily and effortlessly identify them and be updated on new developments within your mobile business.

Food truck owners around the world can benefit from Twitter hashtags and it should be a positive and useful experience for everyone. With social media being such a powerful online tool for mobile food vendors, this is becoming a very popular way of expanding your market reach, keeping an eye on conversations around your business, and allowing people to easily follow updates around your food truck business on Twitter.

2017-03-31T08:42:17+00:00 By |Social Media|

About the Author:

Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.


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