In the last few years, it seems as if food trucks have taken over the food scene in many cities. These modern food trucks provide an array of eclectic, gourmet options for cheap. Mobile food is not a new concept in the United States. From the chuck wagons of the old west to the hot dog stands of New York City, quick, inexpensive, food on the road has been a part of our nation’s history.
With this recent resurgence of food trucks, mobile cuisine has gained respect and become popular with everyday folks and foodies alike. Moving beyond just theme parks and food festivals, these businesses have grown and become a financial force within the food industry. Using social media to share locations and fuel public interest, this trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down, even after almost a decade. How did this gourmet food truck trend start? And, how did it turn the United States into a food truck nation? We have created an infographic to answer some of your food truck questions and lay out the history of the modern food truck trend.
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