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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2011, 11:38:19 AM »
Getting a food truck in MA is the hardest thing in the world.

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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2011, 02:49:52 PM »
Getting a food truck in MA is the hardest thing in the world.

Let alone a mobile pizza oven. Near impossible - probably impossible.

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 03:08:17 PM »
Anyone watch the food truck race?

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 05:48:21 PM »
Anyone watch the food truck race?
When I remember it's on. I like the korean BBQ truck. Their stuff looks so good.

Let alone a mobile pizza oven. Near impossible - probably impossible.

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Tell me about it. I've only seen 3 but I know there are a few more. It's supposed to get easier but they are only giving out limited permits for now to see if things pick up. Plus there are no commissary kitchens for rent around here so I have no clue where they would be keeping their supplies. They have to have friends in the restaurant business so they can use their kitchens.

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 09:13:18 PM »
Chicago sucks for them right now and shared kitchens are becoming hard to operate!   I'm looking for one to use with good ovens but they seem to be dropping like flies!

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 03:57:30 PM »
BrickStoneOven, I've looked into this in MA, and there are a couple of options.  Church kitchens are one, there's also some type of kitchen in Jamaica Plain that food trucks are using.  PM me if you want to talk more about this.

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 05:36:30 PM »
BrickStoneOven, I've looked into this in MA, and there are a couple of options.  Church kitchens are one, there's also some type of kitchen in Jamaica Plain that food trucks are using.  PM me if you want to talk more about this.
I found one that was in JP but I read that it was closed.

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2011, 11:09:18 AM »
Around Portland Oregon we have some of the best pizza coming from trucks, Wy'east Pizza.
http://wyeastpizza.com/

And  Pyro Pizza.
http://www.pyropizzacart.com/

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2011, 10:59:44 PM »
I found one that was in JP but I read that it was closed.

Gotcha.  I just remember talking with them after reading an article a few months back.  Seemed like they were thriving.


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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2011, 08:21:19 AM »
Here is an article that discusses how some food truck operators used their truck food business as a springboard to opening conventional restaurants: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-food-truck-restaurants-20111006,0,5267136.story.

And this article mentions how the "the booming food truck and trailer business" is providing "intense competition for independently owned restaurants" in Texas: http://www.kutnews.org/post/texas-restaurants-struggle-tough-economy-0.

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2011, 11:32:16 AM »
Gotcha.  I just remember talking with them after reading an article a few months back.  Seemed like they were thriving.
This was a little while ago so maybe you found somewhere else.

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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2011, 11:24:03 AM »
Here is an article that discusses how some food truck operators used their truck food business as a springboard to opening conventional restaurants: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-food-truck-restaurants-20111006,0,5267136.story.  And this article mentions how the "the booming food truck and trailer business" is providing "intense competition for independently owned restaurants" in Texas: http://www.kutnews.org/post/texas-restaurants-struggle-tough-economy-0.  Peter

Again this happens alot around here, who wants to work in a small box all their days?
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Re: Article: Food Trucks Gaining Momentum
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2011, 02:23:21 PM »
I dunno, back in my flight school days, I tried to envision a way to operate a lunch-truck out of a helicopter.  I never quite figured out who the customer-base would be, or how to overcome the high operating costs of the machine.  It was entertaining to think about, tho.


 

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