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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.

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.

Food trucks in pro-bitcoin New Hampshire city begin to accept cryptocurrency

Food trucks in pro-bitcoin New Hampshire city begin to accept cryptocurrency

Keene, New Hampshire, a pro-bitcoin community, already has its second mobile food vehicle that will accept bitcoin, a digital currency that is growing in popularity.

From food truck to 5 restaurants: one entrepreneur's story

From food truck to 5 restaurants: one entrepreneur's story

While a commissary gave David Choi the venue for his first restaurant, his food truck experience gave him the skills needed to prepare and serve food to customers efficiently and profitably.

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.

Drumstick-roll please: KFC exec to share secret (branding) recipe as keynote of Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

Drumstick-roll please: KFC exec to share secret (branding) recipe as keynote of Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit

George Felix, KFC's director of brand communications, will share his secret recipe on how KFC is resonating with both millennials and Baby Boomers at the 2018 Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.

Restaurateurs: 'Don’t hesitate to offer mobile payments'

Restaurateurs: 'Don’t hesitate to offer mobile payments'

While mobile orders represent a minority of orders, panelists said the ratio is shifting in their favor. A panel of restaurateurs tackling the issue at the Fast Casual Executive Summit drew an overflow audience.

California food trucks brave the smoke to serve firefighters and evacuees

California food trucks brave the smoke to serve firefighters and evacuees

California food trucks overcome organizational challenges to serve food to firefighters and displaced northern California residents in the face of devastating fires.

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 feed first responders in Las Vegas

Food trucks spring into action to feed first responders in Las Vegas

Las Vegas food trucks didn't hesitate to serve first responders and volunteers during the worst shooting incident in U.S. history.

How safe is your truck’s food?

How safe is your truck’s food?

Nationwide data on food safety violations for food trucks is not yet readily available. Food Truck Operator's survey will shed light on today's food truck safety practices.

Fall menus expand beyond pumpkin flavors to include ethnic ingredients

Fall menus expand beyond pumpkin flavors to include ethnic ingredients

Because pumpkin spice has become so ubiquitous across the industry, Americans are now looking for newer, more flavorful offerings.

Why a Detroit foodservice operator is steering into Asian food truck cuisine

Why a Detroit foodservice operator is steering into Asian food truck cuisine

While many of today's restaurants view food trucks as a way to extend their brand to new customers, Ray Friedrich evaluated the food truck option as a new business opportunity, and developed his concept based on what he saw as a local market need.

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.

Shaved ice/ice cream truck franchise offers rewarding second career

Shaved ice/ice cream truck franchise offers rewarding second career

A shaved ice and ice cream truck franchise was the right career change for the third generation owner of a family finance business.

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