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Working with Event Organizers

Food Truck Events Working with special events organizers can be one of the more profitable segments of your business. A special event, or a food truck event that is well organized and attended can make the difference between profitable month and just getting by.  However, an event that charges you a large fee and ends up being a dud can seriously impact…

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Raise Funds, Win Hearts

The food truck phenomenon that started in Los Angeles wasn’t just a flash in the pan. The food and restaurant industry is always evolving, and food trucks are an affordable point of entry into the industry. Independent operators can jumpstart their F&B venture and connect directly with their customers. What’s been amazing is the ability of top food trucks to rally and…

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Announcing Georgia’s First Owner-Operated Food Truck Association

At 4PM EST on 27th February 2017, the newly-formed Food Truck Association of Georgia (FTAG) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to publicly announce their formation, at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce on 11605 Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Food Truck Association of Georgia is the first food-truck-owner-operated association in Georgia and is already 35-members strong and growing.  …

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How Did Food Trucks Become So Popular in Los Angeles?

How did food trucks become so popular in Los Angeles?  Is it the price? How about the food?  The modern food truck industry seems to have come out of no where.  One second there were traditional taco trucks the next second there’s Roy Choi and Kogi!  How did the new trend become so popular so quickly?  There are many…

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Marketplace Competition Creates New Small Business and Employment Opportunities in Jacksonville, FL

JACKSONVILLE — The food truck explosion is a nationwide phenomenon, with numerous cities embracing market competition and providing their citizens with accessible, innovative, and award-winning cuisines at affordable prices, and nowhere is this more apparent in the state of Florida than in its most populous city, Jacksonville.  Roger Bull, in the Florida Times-Union, reports that the explosion of trucks…

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Capital City Food Truck Convention!

How do I start a food truck? The Capital City Food Truck Convention is a two day mobile vending conference for food truck operators, suppliers and public health officials that will be held on March 12th and 13th of 2016. (For more info click here: http://www.dmvfta.org/convention/) .  The most asked question on the comment section of this site is, “How do I start a…

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Celebrating Philadelphia’s Food Truck Mayor

Celebrating Philadelphia’s Food Truck Mayor   Philadelphia’s food trucks are the quintessential American small business success story Philadelphia, PA 28th December 2015 Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has fans amongst Philadelphia’s strong and growing food truck movement, and that feeling is decidedly mutual.  “It’s the essence of small business creation,” stated Kenney in a 10 Feb 2015Philly.com piece.  From the appearance…

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Food Truck Safety

Food Truck Safety Live Online TrainingDate: December 1, 2015Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (EST)  This event will be hosted by Jacqueline Wilmot of NFPA with special guests from the fire service and the president of the National Food Truck Association. Mobile food trucks are bringing restaurant fare to more cities and communities nationwide, with thousands of vehicles now…

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Blaring the Horn for Food Trucks

by David Saxin the New York Times LOS ANGELES — Sitting on his sofa in the Venice section of this city, Matt Geller let out an exasperated sigh as he spoke to a familiar official from the county health department. Food trucks represented by Mr. Geller’s group, the Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association, had been caught dumping waste water down…

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Competition from Food Trucks is Good for the Marketplace

Original post date: July 20, 2011 – Southern California Mobile Food Vendors Association website By Jeff Dermer, SoCalMFVA Attorney with the law firm of Dermer Behrendt The blogosphere and mainstream media has been recycling the same, poorly-reason analysis about how “unfair” competition from Gourmet Food Trucks is “bad for the local economy” and therefore discriminatory regulations that have the effect of…

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