Food Trucks, Already an Industry Force, Set for More Growth

A new report details the state of the mobile food vending industry and makes predictions for the short-term future.

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December 17, 2018, 2:00 PM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Rachel Kaufman shares news of the most recent Mobile Food Trends Report, which predicts the mobile food vending industry will grow by 20 percent in 2019. Already the industry totals $800 million in activity.

The report, completed by San Francisco-based consultants Off the Grid, also calculates key demographic characteristics of the industry by surveying the 300 vendors the company works with to organize food truck gatherings. Kaufman explains:

The company surveyed its food providers and found that of the entrepreneurs it works with, 30 percent are immigrant-owned, and an equal number are woman-owned. Another 8 percent are owned by members of the LGBTQ community and 2 percent are owned by veterans.

For more coverage of the report, see also an article by Lizzy Saxe.

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