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'Grocery on wheels'  makes its debut

'Grocery on wheels' makes its debut

Self-driving vehicles that deliver fresh produce and allow consumers to place orders via an app and then physically pick their own produce could be the long-sought answer for online produce delivery.

Influencer of the Year: Keith Hill, I Love Bacon

Influencer of the Year: Keith Hill, I Love Bacon

Keith Hill believes the food truck industry is becoming more competitive and needs more educational resources to help entrepreneurs succeed. This is why he participates in industry building activities, including sharing his expertise with others.

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

11 menu trends going mainstream in 2018

Now trending: Detroit-styled pizza, Vibrantly colored drinks and salads, soft-serve ice cream coming in innovative flavors and a focus on mushroom-centric dishes.

Technology, social media topics lead top 10 stories in 2017

Technology, social media topics lead top 10 stories in 2017

Stories about social media and technology tools were the most-read articles in 2017, the inaugural year for Food Truck Operator. An analysis of the 10 stories reflects a variety of concerns as the industry continues to expand at a rapid pace.

Seoul Taco: A food truck entrepreneur success story

Seoul Taco: A food truck entrepreneur success story

A passion for food, combined with a desire to improve his lot in life and a little luck propelled David Choi, the son of Korean immigrants, to launch Seoul Taco, a small chain of restaurants and food trucks.

Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Foodservice leaders describe best practices for managing social media challenges

Managing social media messages is an evolving challenge for foodservice operators. A recent panel highlighted how some proactive companies are addressing the task.

Millennials: give us discounts, go easy on the apps

Millennials: give us discounts, go easy on the apps

One of the more eye-opening sessions at the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Nashville last month was a quick, question-filled hour-long chat with a varied panel of millennials about what gets their food business and what does not.

How foodservice leaders predict global menu trends

How foodservice leaders predict global menu trends

Menu experts predict global menu trends at this year's Fast Casual Executive Summit.

Public officials take note: Food trucks are needed for disaster relief

Public officials take note: Food trucks are needed for disaster relief

As state and local governments consider ways to best regulate the growing food truck industry, they should recognize the great resource food trucks present in disaster planning.

Food trucks spring into action to help Hurricane Irma victims

Food trucks spring into action to help Hurricane Irma victims

Once again, food trucks are playing a key role in disaster relief. Millions in the Southeast are still without power following Hurricane Irma.

White Castle’s 'Crave Mobiles' racking up more miles

White Castle’s 'Crave Mobiles' racking up more miles

White Castle food trucks have allowed the company to extend its presence in markets that aren't as well served by its brick and mortar restaurants, helping to bolster the company brand nationwide.

Looking to gain millennial customers? 3 handy tips

Looking to gain millennial customers? 3 handy tips

Millennials recently became the largest generation in the workforce with over 53 million workers, ushering society into an unprecedented future.

Food trucks assisting Hurricane Harvey victims

Food trucks assisting Hurricane Harvey victims

The desire to support the relief effort was widespread among food truck operators throughout the region.

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

Former Papa Murphy's CDO: Ask 3 questions before investing in tech

As restaurants consider deploying technology, such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives should first consider whether such efforts will actually help them acquire more customers and coax existing guests to spend more money

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

4 keys to giving QSR customers the tech they 'expect' ... and more

A recent survey makes it official: Customers truly want technology in their QSR experience. Do it right with these four keys from an expert on all that is restaurant digital.

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