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Food trucks wait out Hurricane Florence, support relief efforts

Food trucks wait out Hurricane Florence, support relief efforts

Food trucks are hoping to get back to work this week after Hurricane Florence battered parts of the Southeast late last week. Thousands of people have been displaced and are in need of food and water as assistance has been hampered by road closures caused by flooding and food truck operators are stepping up to help.

Eco-friendly pizza truck expands into trailers and brick-and-mortar restaurants

Eco-friendly pizza truck expands into trailers and brick-and-mortar restaurants

New Yorker Max Crespo has proven that an individual with limited means who is motivated by a unique vision and dedication can make a difference to society and be personally rewarded.

Self-taught New Yorker pioneers ecofriendly food trucks

Self-taught New Yorker pioneers ecofriendly food trucks

Max Crespo has made it his mission to develop a food truck that used compressed natural gas, a cleaner and safer fuel. His vision has resulted in 30 food trucks and seven brick-and-mortar restaurants.

Twin Cities entrepreneur finds fast success with gluten-free food trailer

Twin Cities entrepreneur finds fast success with gluten-free food trailer

Being aware of the demand for gluten-free food based on his personal needs, this entrepreneur has found a market hungry for gluten-free certified festival fare.

How food truck owners can protect their business before they hit the road

How food truck owners can protect their business before they hit the road

Finding the appropriate insurance plans to cover every aspect of the food truck can be confusing for vendors who are new to the industry. A veteran insurance broker with a working knowledge of food trucks offers some helpful tips.

Line of credit puts Chattanooga mobile food operator back on the fast track

Line of credit puts Chattanooga mobile food operator back on the fast track

Establishing a line of credit proved to be a key factor in Jacob D'Angelo's recovery from a financial setback. He now has plans for a brick-and-mortar restaurant in addition to his food trailer, concessions stand and catering business.

Moral support and a willingness to change help Chattanooga food truck overcome a setback

Moral support and a willingness to change help Chattanooga food truck overcome a setback

Jacob D'Angelo's food truck, catering and concessions business was riding a strong growth curve when an engine failure put the truck out of commission for several months. The support of the Chattanooga, Tennessee, community and a reassessment of his business allowed him to recover.

Are fashion trucks the latest retail trend?

Are fashion trucks the latest retail trend?

Taking their cue from their food truck brethren, fashion trucks are mobile boutiques that have the option to travel from one location to another, opening their business on wheels and allowing customers to try on their wares.

Empanada truck entrepreneurs tackle wholesaling head-on

Empanada truck entrepreneurs tackle wholesaling head-on

Cody and Kirsten Fields knew the wholesale market was potentially much larger than their food truck business, and maintained their focus on it as their long-term goal. They now serve a regional Whole Foods Market account, and expect their wholesale business to double this year.

Empanada food truck finds niche in Austin, provides entrée into wholesale business

Empanada food truck finds niche in Austin, provides entrée into wholesale business

An Austin couple with a love of empanadas has introduced a food truck to create awareness for their wholesale business.

NRA show serves up feast of food trucks, management tools, food and more

NRA show serves up feast of food trucks, management tools, food and more

Food truck operators found a wealth of vehicles, cooking equipment, management tools and food and beverage products on display at this year's National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago.

Southern California crepes food truck expands into multifaceted foodservice business

Southern California crepes food truck expands into multifaceted foodservice business

After starting out as a provider of tabletop crepes, Crepes Bonaparte expanded into catering, food trucks, a food truck booking service and, eventually, a brick-and-mortar restaurant. Synergies among the different business segments have helped the company maintain profitability.

Crepes food truck finds its niche in Southern California

Crepes food truck finds its niche in Southern California

A catering business modeled on the street crepes of France mushroomed into a multifaceted foodservice business including food trucks, a catering business and a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Pizza truck pioneers self-order kiosk in South Florida

Pizza truck pioneers self-order kiosk in South Florida

Pizza truck entrepreneur Bob Stephens reasoned that self-serve kiosks make sense for food trucks, but he had difficulty finding one. He managed to find a developer who was able to provide a solution for an affordable price.

Safe winter driving tips for food trucks

Safe winter driving tips for food trucks

Driving becomes more dangerous in the winter months when rain and snow can make driving treacherous. Here are some tips to help you drive safely in winter and avoid accidents.

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