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Carl’s Jr. Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Carl's Jr., celebrating its 70th Anniversary, was founded with one hot dog cart on the corner of Florence and Central in Los Angeles on July 17, 1941. One of the earliest hot dog stands is pictured.

Just because the icons of the fast food industry are well, icons, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the little guy. Consider the success of food trucks in recent years and then read the press release below for inspiration. Then get busy, budding restaurateurs!

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July 12, 2011   No Comments

Zagat Does Food Trucks

Zagat's Food Truck Frenzy

Every metropolitan area seems to have a food truck scene, and Zagat has taken notice. On May 23rd, the Zagat Food Truck Frenzy will be held in NYC. A couple dozen of the area’s finest food trucks will gather in one spot, offering go-go gastronomes the opportunity to try a bit of everything. Considering the quality of food that these trucks have been pumping out, maybe New Yorkers can finally get some decent Mexican food!

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May 20, 2011   No Comments

Get Your Own Crepe Cart

Krampouz Semi-Circular Chocolate Crepe Cart For Gas Griddle

Now that the food truck thing is in full swing, it’s time to get out! Why bother spending 10s of thousands of dollars on a food truck when you can spend just thousands on a food cart? And set up couldn’t be easier. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the house. (Well, to get started at least; unless you have a very interesting living room, you’ll probably have to venture out sooner or later to sell some crepes.) Just a click away, waiting for you on Amazon is the Krampouz Semi-Circular Chocolate Crepe Cart For Gas Griddle. That’s right, for $3500 you can be rolling your way to starting a new business, and if you’re looking for an angle, try Korean-style crepes. I don’t think that’s been done. Yet.

May 4, 2011   No Comments

Dairy Industry Gets On Board Food Truck Craze

Real California Buttermilk Truck Famous Breakfast

Not prone to miss an opportunity to tell us how good milk is for us, the California Milk Advisory Board has issued a press release using food trucks as an example for how desirable Real California Milk (and cheese) is.

Click on through for the press release, but more importantly, the biscuit recipe from the Buttermilk Truck.

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April 4, 2011   No Comments

Jack In The Box On The Road

Hit the Road, Jack: Newest Jack in the Box Restaurant Is Actually a 34-Foot-Long Food Truck -- Jack's Munchie Mobile.

The food truck craze shows no sign of slowing down as Jack has thrown his oversized hat into the ring. The burger chain, Jack in the Box, has now hit the road and can be found rolling along the streets of Southern California. There happen to be a lot of parking lots in Southern California, so hopefully this news doesn’t squeeze out the little guys. In any event, just like drive-ins were an icon of previous generations, it looks like food trucks have hit the mainstream.

Read on to find out where to catch it…

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March 18, 2011   2 Comments