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Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

Restaurant or Food Truck: Which Is Better for a Beginner?

The days when food trucks were associated with grungy building sites and fried food at the fair are long gone. These flexible small business ventures are recognized as an exciting and viable option for foodies wanting to follow their dreams. Generally considered a more affordable entry for beginners, the unique […]

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Food Trucks Cooking up Restaurant Empires

Food Trucks Cooking up Restaurant Empires

To general manager Elizabeth Petrosian of Portland, Oregon’s Burrasca, launching the rustic Tuscan concept as a food truck — or cart, as it’s called in Portland — was the critical first step towards realizing that she and chef Paolo Calamai’s ultimate business plan: a sit-down restaurant. Hollywood has even learned […]

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Starbucks to Test Mobile Trucks on College Campuses this Fall

Starbucks to Test Mobile Trucks on College Campuses this Fall

Starbucks has built retail locations in dozens of college campuses across the country. Now they’re expanding further with mobile delivery methods to get caffeine to more students. Arizona State University is one of three campuses picked for testing the new mobile Starbucks truck plan. Despite changing over to a mobile […]

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Are Food Trucks Eating Restaurant Profits?

Are Food Trucks Eating Restaurant Profits?

Tensions are rising between brick and mortar restaurant owners and food truck creators, with the former claiming the later is taking away their business. With 300 cities welcoming roving food providers with open arms, there are now over 4,000 trucks serving up everything from freshly made sushi to deep fried […]

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Restaurants choke on food trucks proposal

Chicago restaurant owners are mobilizing to block City Hall from creating an “unlevel playing field” for their brick-and-mortar businesses — by legalizing mobile food trucks with cooking on the premises. Five months after Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) championed the idea, restaurant owners are trying to bury it. “We spent almost […]

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Growing Competition Between Mobile Food Vendors and Restaurants

Thousands of Washington D.C.’s working crowd ditched the power lunch places Thursday afternoon and stood in snaking sidewalk lines instead. All for a taste of the District’s burgeoning street food scene. “It was about an hour wait for a hot dog,” said Mark Bittenbender. But not just any old hot […]

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