Da Lobsta food truck rolls through Chicago July 31

The Da Lobsta Food Truck will hit Chicago-area roads on July 31, just ahead of National Sandwich Month in August. Customers can locate the Da Lobsta Food Truck by following its whereabouts on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FindDaLobsta...

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Is your restaurant stuck in a monkey trap?

From switching out the décor to updating technology, restaurateurs must take chances to keep their business fresh.

NRA 2011: Food Truck Spot doubles from inaugural year

Exhibitors discussed increase in leads and enthusiasm for the mobility segment.

Street food: Urban foraging

“Lilly, get over here – she just got that blue box from the garage, where are you?” Teddy yelled – she was always a bit bossy toward Lilly. And it wasn’t as if she had far to look as they lived together in a 24” x 30” space with a corner tarp for tunneling.

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NEWS


Robeks unveils Philly food truck

Robeks fresh juices and smoothies franchise will debut the first food truck in the Philadelphia market. The rollout of the food truck marks Robeks' entry into Philadelphia and surrounding areas.

Food Network brings back Great Food Truck Race

The Great Food Truck Race is back on the Food Network for a fifth season, with a new cast of food truck hopefuls on a road trip from Southern California to Key West, Fla. The seven-episode series, hosted by Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence, premieres Aug.

Happy Belly Food Truck adds NCR mobile POS

Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen, an Atlanta-based, "farm to street" food truck, has implemented the NCR Silver mobile point-of-sale to help grow its business. The rollout across its four trucks is intended to provide Happy Belly with advanced mobile POS functionality...

Mobile Menchie's self-service fro-yo truck rolls into upstate New York

Menchie’s announced this weekend the launch of a mobile, self-service fro-yo food truck. The new truck launched in upstate New York on July 4. The mobile fro-yo truck will be available for sporting events, office parties, birthday and graduation celebrations, county fairs and private events.

Halal Guys hoping to become 'the Chipotle of Middle Eastern food'

The next big thing in fast casual dining might just be Middle Eastern street fare. Fransmart, the restaurant franchise consulting firm that powered Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Qdoba to national prominence, is betting on it. Fransmart hopes to...

Starbucks Frappuccino Truck spotted in California

Starbucks now has a Frappuccino Truck for those unable to get to one of its nearly 18,000 U.S. stores.

Veterans 4 Vending offers 10 percent startup discount to veterans

Carts Blanche LLC announced that it is offering U.S. military veterans a 10-percent discount on the purchase of VendaCarts Trailers through February 2014, as part of the Veterans 4 Vending turnkey automated business model. VendaCarts mobile automated stores expand the...

New food truck rental website launched

FoodTruckRental.com has been launched, with an objective of connecting food truck owners and renters worldwide. The site allows food truck owners to list their vehicles for rent, long or short term, or for sale. Renters and buyers can search all...

Study: Food truck business poaching QSR visits in some markets

Since food trucks began appearing on city street corners, their perceivable threat to brick-and-mortar restaurant has been debated. Now, a recent survey conducted by The NPD Group, a global information company, finds that consumers do replace a quick-service restaurant visit...

New Lavu iPad POS created for food truck segment

Lavu Inc. has introduced an iPad point-of-sale system with features and solutions specifically designed to meet the mobile foodservice business, including food trucks. These features include inventory tracking, mobile payment processing and line busting. "Food trucks and other mobile food...

Cafe2U Coffee expands into South Africa

Cafe2U, a mobile espresso franchise that has opened five coffee franchises in the U.S. this year, has expanded into South Africa. The company also won two medals in the Golden Bean Awards competition, an international coffee competition held in October that included 1,100 entries.

Australian mobile coffee chain expanding in U.S.

A new coffee concept made its debut in Georgia this week when Ginger and Mercedes Romero's Cafe2U mobile espresso van began serving customers in Savannah. The fast casual coffee business delivers gourmet espresso drinks to office parks, construction sites, banks...

Cafe2U mobile espresso van opens in Colorado

The gourmet coffee shop on wheels has rolled into Denver. A new coffee concept made its debut in Colorado this week when Scott Phillips' Cafe2U mobile espresso van began serving customers in Denver -- delivering gourmet espresso drinks to office...

Aspiring food truck operators to battle during Food Network show

Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race is returning for its third season Aug. 19, with host Tyler Florence. This year's season will feature a new twist – the race is no longer a competition between current food truck operators as in prior seasons.

Top trends listed from National Restaurant Association Show

The 93rd Annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show and 5th annual International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event, held in May, showcased emerging trends driving the restaurant and foodservice industry. The NRA has identified the five biggest trends from this...

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