Food trucks give operators a chance to launch a concept for way less money than a brick and mortar. These concepts are often launching pads to create a loyal following to establish a restaurant. In 2013, food trucks sales were almost $700 million, according to the National Restaurant Association.
However, cities across the country are having difficulty regulating the food trucks– for example determining how long and where are these food trucks are allowed to be parked. Chicago is one the cities with the strictest laws for food trucks. The food trucks must be tracked with GPS and parked 200 feet away from other businesses selling food. These laws are meant to protect brick and mortars, but it limits food trucks to less populated areas of the cities. Read More