Everyone recognizes the popularity and growing number of food trucks around the world but very few foresaw the idea of doggie food trucks – or food trucks that serve food for dogs! Here are some of the zaniest food truck ideas that are making big bucks on food for dogs.
The Everyday Perils of Running a Food Truck
Not with the intention of giving you any tempting ideas to break the law but recently a food truck in Denver was caught selling more than just food. If you ordered a “6 pack,” don’t expect to get 6 cans of your favorite beer because this was the code used to order meth or methamphetamine a.k.a. crystal or ice. News such as these give customers reason to distrust food trucks which makes it another peril to face when thinking of opening your own food truck business. Continue reading
The Big Question: How To Avoid A Small or Dwindling Profit Margin With Your Food Truck
Anything that is trendy in the market is like a short story. It has a definite beginning, peak, and end. If you are planning a new food truck business, or you have a food truck business, one of the most nagging concerns should be about becoming irrelevant or rejected by customers. This is nothing unusual with trends. People get tired of the old menu or get distracted by new food ideas and quickly shift their attention away from your business. How then can you stop this from happening? The dream obviously is to be the reliable and delicious food truck in the area with a loyal following and an unsolicited, market-propelled word-of-mouth phenomenon that brings in new customers daily. You can start with food costs. Continue reading
Welcome To Another New Cyber Craze: Food Truck Apps
Are you having problems tracking down your favorite food truck? It would appear that this has become a concern among quite a number of consumers which is why there are now food truck apps you can download on your phone to find the food cravings you want NOW.
Of course, it is important to get the right food truck mobile app because the app may not have your favorite snacks on their list. Also, some of these apps charge for every download and while it may be a mere $0.99 per download, it is worth a fortune after you find out that your best food truck is not listed. Thus, aside from knowing what the top mobile food truck apps are, you should also get them on your social media network like Twitter first to find out just how active they are on the net and if they tweet about your best food truck experience.
Food Truck Fiesta
About Truckeroo & Food Trucks In DC
In Washington DC, the biggest food truck event is Truckeroo which is held every month from April to October. The most recent one was last September 12, 2014 with 27 food trucks in attendance. The range of food being sold included Cajun, Spanish, Lebanese, Peruvian, Mexican, American, Vietnamese, and Mediterranean, Korean, Jamaican, and Italian cuisines. There were a wide selection of vegetarian, meaty, seafood, desserts, snacks, and drinks available. The servings were also varied from large plates, to shared platters and finger foods.
Truckeroo is known to be an all-day event from 11 in the morning to 11 at night with games, live music, and mass of people enjoying the free entrance event.
Here Come The Big Guys With Their Food Trucks
A clear sign of a bustling industry is the entry of big business and this is exactly what is happening with the food truck business. One of the newest food trucks on the street today is the Starbucks food trucks. They are part of the campus scene at James Madison University (Virginia), Arizona State University, and Coastal California University (South Carolina). Arizona University has managed a special deal with the company that offers employee scholarships in the university’s online program
The Don’ts For A Successful Food Truck Business
Most entrepreneurs already have an idea of what would help a food truck business succeed. It would need great food, attractive prices, and friendly faces. As for the potential landmines in operating a food truck business, the debate rages on. In fact, a common warning mentioned whenever the idea of launching a food truck business enters a conversation is, “It’s one of the hardest small businesses you could possibly think of getting into.” Continue reading
Indy’s Food Trucks
Why wouldn’t Indianapolis be different and not have food trucks? It may be the “Racing Capital of the World” but people will have to eat and the more choices one has, the more appealing a visit would be.
Last July 4, the First Friday Food Truck Fireworks Festival was held in the Old National parking lot. It came with live entertainment courtesy of the Rusted Roof band and a surprising number of new and old food trucks. Some of the food truck vendors during the event and may be considered as mainstays in Indy are:
Are Food Trucks Profitable? How To Get Started
Food carts or food trucks have been around since the 17th century and this is a definite sign that it is a business idea that works – with the right business plan and menu. It was because of food trucks that the term “chuck wagon” came about. These were food trucks designed to feed cattlemen on the road. Also before the 1900s, dog carts existed that sold hotdogs and sausages to students of Yale, Cornell, Harvard, and Princeton. Fast forward to a few years ago in 2008, Kogi BBQ hit the roads in Los Angeles and help reignite cravings for more creative food for people on the move.
Portland Food Carts
Portland is the country’s largest city so it’s normal to expect that there would be dozens of food carts and food trucks to feed the more than half a million population not to mention the record high number of tourists in 2013.
Last year Portland was recognized for being the number one in:
- America’s Best Cities
- Best Beer Towns in America
- Most Liked U.S. Cities
- Most Bikable Large U.S. Cities
As for its food, Division Street was name one of the top 10 foodie streets in the country by Food & Wine. Portland is also home to the largest outdoor market, the Portland Saturday Market where some of Portland’s best foods are served. The selection in cuisine is extraordinary like Hawaiian, Guatemalan, Mexican, African, Thai, Katmandu, Uruguayan, French, Lebanese, Polish, Greek and American.
However, the Portland Market is not the only place where you can find the best street food in the city. Here is a list of the 3 new street food businesses in Portland.