Thomas DeGeest is trying. In 2006, the native of Belgium chucked an engineering career at IBM to start Wafels & Dinges, selling topping-laden Belgian waffles and other gourmet desserts out of a truck downtown. He now has five vehicles and nearly 25 employees.
Last year brought brick and mortar outposts from a smattering of food trucks, including Calexico, the Cupcake Stop, NYC Cravings, and the Dessert Truck.
Without a standing storefront, founder Julia Sharaby took her food truck to Downtown, Midtown and the Greenway area at lunchtime, and to the Washington and Lower Westheimer areas for late night eats.