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Food truck owners mentor students for 'Food Truck Frenzy,' S&D Coffee & Tea's Culinary Challenge

S&D Coffee & Tea wanted to tap food trucks to serve as mentors and judges for its annual culinary challenge as a way to teach aspiring chefs about a rising foodservice channel.

Partnership pays off for food truck and Mediterranean food importer

Wild Garden Foods launches its first food truck tour next week to introduce customers to its products and at the same time support the community. A relationship with an established food truck made the project much easier.

The anti-app: why messaging is the new loyalty program

More than 60 percent of smartphone users download an average of zero apps every month, and most of those are opened only once. Roughly 75 percent of consumers would rather use text than voice to communicate with front-line team members.

How blockchain technology brings new efficiencies and transparency to the food supply chain

A blockchain allows anyone with access to its electronic ledger to track what went into a product and who handled it along the way. This transparency is especially relevant to food supply chains, given the geographic expansion of these supply chains in recent years and the amount of data companies track.

4 mistakes killing your food cost margins

Every step of the food production process has to be watched carefully in order to control costs. A veteran restaurateur offers four potential mistakes that can easily sabotage your profit margins.

Purchasing food truck kitchen equipment? Here’s what you need to consider

A primer on what basic kitchen equipment is needed in a food truck, along with power and washing requirements.

Infographic: Food truck industry to hit $2.7B

Food Truck Operator offers a handy infographic to give food truck owners and suppliers an easy-to-grasp snapshot of the state of the industry.

Mobile Vending University helps prepare food truck owners

Mobile Vending University provides a certified course in operating a food truck in Pasco, Washington. The attendees are taught by subject matter experts in all aspects of operating a food truck.

Is your food truck the winner of the 'Perfect Pitch?'

We are accepting entries for our third annual competition, The Perfect Pitch — aimed at owners of new fast casual concepts looking to pitch their brands to a room of potential investors and franchisees at the Summit. Nominations close June 2.

Kannoli Kings revamps traditional food truck strategy into a winning approach

Everyone loves cannoli and one New York food truck entrepreneur is making sure his special product stays within easy customer reach when his mobile storefront isn't on the move.

First 'PopTruck' expands Doc Popcorn’s brand in the Twin Cities

A popcorn store owner finds a food truck enhances brand awareness and brings additional sales. The franchise organization is considering making it available to other franchisees.

Food trucks are now the ‘premiumization’ of foodservice – are you on board?

Food trucks have evolved from a utilitarian purpose many years ago to become the channel that is the bridge between the desirability of the luxury world and the function and necessity of the mass market.

Food trucks and restaurants – a symbiotic relationship

While many limited service restaurants are clearly interested in expanding into food trucks, veteran food truck operators are using the skills they develop on their food trucks to open brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Stay solid: Join the movement to add 'e' to Pi Day

Enough of this obscure 3.14 math stuff. Join restaurateurs everywhere to make this day about the real "pie" — the one dripping with cheese on a steamy crust.

The plant-based burger that 'bleeds' like rare beef

It bleeds on the plate like a rare-cooked beef burger, tastes like a patty of ground beef but is produced with a mere sliver of the resources used to produce cow-based meat. It's the Impossible burger and it makes its chain debut today.

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