History of Mobile Cafe

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Since the 2008 financial crisis, food trucks have increased in popularity and are even more of a restaurant model as family-style dining or quick food. Considering the low cost, that most would restaurateurs prefer to open food truck companies, which are now known as reputable places to start a food business career.

Food trucks today give menu choices ranging from cupcakes to grilled cheese to hybrid taco-waffles, and almost everything possible. Moving beyond street food cuisine, food trucks now appeal to all tastes, serving artisan menu items that are gourmet, locally sourced.

The Emergence of Food Trucks

Selling street-side food dates back to the late 17th century, while living standards were crowded and there were little opportunities for many people to prepare their own meals. Vendors have been selling food from small carts or street kitchens, and the trend has increased around the world, especially in urban areas.

As he opened Kogi in Los Angeles in 2008, Roy Choi became one of the founders in the food truck industry. Selling Korean barbecue, it is known one of the United States' first gourmet food trucks.

As of March 2019, IBISWorld reported that there are over 23,000 food trucks in the U.S. doing business worth around $1 billion annually. Development is expected to be 6.8 percent from 2014-2019. Food trucks may be more common in some areas than others because state and local laws differ between states.

Food trucks have generally been described with fast and easy-to-prepare foods that can be found in busy city areas. As menus have increased and the popularity of such trucks has expanded, seeing food trucks in more areas has become far more normal than just busy street corners in heavily packed towns.

In smaller towns and smaller towns, food trucks operate and are also common at fairs, festivals, concerts, sporting events, and everywhere else where people travel. Food trucks that provide wider and sometimes healthier choices for visitors at large events have replaced simple food stands at large events.