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The Rise of Food Trucks

🔥 Bonji Hot Takes: Volume 58 🔥

Hi all, welcome back to the Bonji Hot Takes! We hope your week has been filled with success and happiness. The weekend is near but we hope to offer some value before this week closes and you are enjoying the time off. In recent years, food trucks have become a staple in the American street food scene. They've become a symbol of innovation and creativity in the culinary world, providing unique and delicious food options that are both affordable and convenient. From traditional street food to gourmet cuisine, food trucks offer something for everyone. Although the concept has been around for many years now, it seems that they are popping up more than ever now and we couldn't be more excited.


Food Trucks Path To Becoming an American Staple Historically, food trucks can be traced back over a thousand years to small food carts in the Roman era. Eventually, food carts were transformed into “chuckwagons” that cowboys and travelers would use throughout their journeys across America. You'd typically find items like beans, cured meat, coffee, and supplies for camping out in the wilderness. Yet, in today's America, food trucks have become a true staple. It didn't happen overnight either, as I remember food trucks going through waves of popularity throughout my childhood. But as we look at the scene now, food trucks are opening at an extremely rapid pace and have evolved in all forms. ________________ Many people may point to NYC street vendors or even the boom of Mexican tacos in Los Angeles in the 1970s. However, we believe the true trend of food trucks started to gain full momentum in the early 2010s, as more and more entrepreneurs saw the potential in mobile food service. With the rise of social media, food trucks were able to gain a large following and quickly spread across the country. Today, there are over 35,000 food trucks operating in the United States, serving a wide range of cuisines and dishes. One of the reasons for the success of food trucks is the unique and diverse menu options they offer. From tacos and burgers to gourmet grilled cheese and artisanal juice bar-styled acai bowls, food trucks have something to offer everyone. They also offer the convenience of fast and affordable street food, making them a popular option for busy people on the go. Food trucks also offer a unique atmosphere and dining experience. Many food trucks are decorated with vibrant colors and unique designs, creating a fun and lively atmosphere. The owners of food trucks are often passionate about their food and are more than happy to chat with customers about their menu and their inspiration. There have been countless times I've walked or driven by a row of food trucks and immediately got a craving. Although, many food trucks have begun to open as stand-alone businesses as well, not a part of a town event or regular gathering spot. Nonetheless, food trucks are an amazing way to jump into the restaurant world without having to worry about the same overhead of operating a full-scale restaurant. Additionally, no matter what type of food you like, food trucks are a world of delicious variety. In fact, we recently enjoyed some of the best tacos of our lives at a New Jersey food truck, opening our eyes to the amazing possibilities food trucks can offer.

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