Tag: brick and mortar

Can Street Vendors Help Revitalize Our Communities?

In the midst of the “great recession” and all the preaching about how small business is the heart of the American economy, why not expand our investment beyond traditional brick and mortar businesses?

Hot Food Trucks On Back Burner In Chicago

Hot food trucks, where food is prepared in the vehicle and sold on the street, are becoming an increasingly popular option around the nation.

MIAMI New Food Truck: “Muscle Truck” Hits the Road in February

It's powered by Gables Juice Bar and Protein Pizza, a calorie-controlled favorite on the downtown Coral Gables lunch circuit.

Orange County: Food Truck Invasion…. Good or Bad?

Unfortunately, many communities do not support food trucks because they compete against brick and mortar restaurants and generally have lower operating overhead.

Restaurant Owner Vows to Oust JapaCurry Truck from Legal Spot Downtown

Jay Hamada thought he was doing everything right, spending thousands of dollars and wading through months of confusing permit applications to get the proper licenses for his JapaCurry food truck.

Will Food Trucks Adversely Affect Miami’s Restaurant Biz? Let’s Hope So

How will the success of these mobile food courts affect Miami's brick-and-mortar establishments? In recent weeks hundreds, or perhaps thousands of people have been tweeting about and lining up at food truck courts to grab a dinner comprised of varied street foods.

Best and Tastiest Food Trucks and Carts in America

The food cart phenomenon is catching on quicker than organic kombucha at an iPad convention. Yeah. Getting food from a cart is not a new premise. However, in recent years these culinary troubadours have really, um, kicked it up a notch.

Reasons to Purchase a Mobile Kitchen

One way to get into the food service industry is by purchasing a mobile kitchen. The mobile food service trade is becoming increasingly popular among would-be restaurant owners.

The Vehicle of Street Food Is Getting an Overhaul

Those who manufacture catering trucks are rushing to accommodate such special requests, which have rescued their industry from a recession-induced plunge in demand for the more traditional taco and hamburger trucks.

Restaurant Owners Keep Food Truck Competitors On the Run

Illinois Restaurant Association President Sheila O’Grady even went so far as to suggest a possible compromise: confining rolling restaurants to “food deserts” and neighborhoods with a shortage of brick-and-mortar restaurants.

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