I – Food Trucks:
” A large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared. “
II – History of the food truck:
Have you ever wondered where this genius idea of food trucks came up? A restaurant on wheels. In 1872, the first food truck or food stand was built out by a man named Walter Scott. He cut windows into a wagon, and set it out front of a newspaper office in Provide, Rhode Island. As well, another man named Charles Goodnight was a rancher. He came up with the idea so that during long cattle drives, they could still feed the cattlemen.
In short, the food truck concept was invented in the early 1800s.
III – Growth of the industry:
Throughout the years, the mobile food unit industry has grown drastically. In past years, until recently, food trucks had a reputation of being dirty or not sanitary. They even received the name of “roach coach”. However, in 2008, the industry started to be redefined by gourmet food trucks. And from there, the trend skyrocketed. On average, the mobile food unit industry grows by 5% every year.
The average cost of starting a food truck is around $70,000. Compared to a restaurant being near $600,000.
Additionally, prices of real estate are going up. As well as rent and utilities. Making it harder to sustain a restaurant. Therefore, the food truck industry has stayed steady over the years.
Food trucks are great for catered food truck lunch programs. In-Office meal programs Business Park lunches, employee appreciation, client appreciation, holiday parties, milestone celebrations, retail events.
IV – Mobile food unit industry today:
Today there is more than 26,000 food trucks throughout the USA alone. The industry is on a steady climb upwards every year. Fortunately, food trucks are not only popular in the USA, but in other countries throughout the world as well. What’s better than a mobile restaurant that comes to you?!
V – How the food truck guy will help improve the industry:
If you are interested in starting your food truck or making your food truck business better, then you came to the right website. Here at the food truck guy, we love our trucks. We are with every food truck business every step of the way. Helping bring even more recognition and organization to the industry and to individual trucks. Email us, or contact us on social media. We will reach out and see how we can help you in the best way possible!
Not only that, but we are a guide to the city of Houston’s best mobile food truck. As well, eateries, top-notch tacos, spicy fried chicken, and so much more. And not only Houston, but soon to be in Austin, and in many other cities nationwide!
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