The Truth About Food Trucks: 10 Misconceptions That People Have

People often have misconceptions about food trucks. They are seen as a novelty, or worse yet, as a cheap, unhygienic alternative to typical restaurants. However, there is much more to them than that! In this blog post, we will tell you the truth about food trucks and dispel 10 misconceptions people have about them so you can start seeing them for what they really are—an innovative way to offer your customers something new and exciting!

MISCONCEPTION #1: Food trucks are just a passing fad.

People have this misconception for two reasons: food trucks were unheard of until relatively recently, and; because they look different from traditional brick-and-mortar establishments. However, just because they’re new doesn’t mean that their popularity will die down anytime soon! In fact, the number of outstanding mobile vendors has been growing exponentially ever since 2008—AKA the year of Kogi BBQ’s inception! The famous Los Angeles food truck has just turned 13 this 19th of November, and if food trucks really were just a passing fad, then why is it that Kogi BBQ continues to thrive and still attract new fans every day?

MISCONCEPTION #2: Food trucks are only for those who don’t have the time to dine in a restaurant

This is another misconception that people had at first, but as food truck popularity has been on the rise over recent years, it’s becoming clear this isn’t true! In fact, many restaurants are offering their own food truck options to expand their customer base and appeal to people who may not have ever considered them. Food trucks are for everyone, not just those who don’t want to spend more than 30 minutes in a restaurant!

MISCONCEPTION #3: Food trucks are only for those who are on the go.

For many years, this was the case: traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants were seen as a place where you could sit down and have a nice meal, while food trucks were seen as places to get takeout. But then again, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Today’s mobile vendors offer many different types of foods that you can eat at a table inside the truck or outside, on the steps—it all depends on your preference! And if it rains? No problem: these vehicles come equipped with an overhead tarp that keeps everything dry until business picks up again later in better weather conditions!

MISCONCEPTION #4: Food trucks are only in big cities.

This is another misconception that has been proven wrong over the years! While they may not be as common in smaller towns, you can still find plenty of outstanding mobile vendors just about anywhere – even if it’s a small town or rural area. With the steady rise of the food truck industry, food trucks are now becoming more readily available in places that never used to have them, making it easier for customers to get the food they want no matter where they live!

MISCONCEPTION #5: You can only find food trucks at events and festivals.

While food truck owners absolutely attend plenty of these types of events, they are not the only place you can find them. In fact, many mobile vendors choose to set up shop in a permanent location! This way, people who like their cuisine know precisely where they can go to get it even if they’re not attending an event. They can be found in any area of your town, may it be at your neighbourhood market or right on

the street outside! Food truck owners opt for these locations because it makes their business accessible and more prominent to passers-by. In addition, this kind of set-up allows mobile vendors to save money while still providing customers what they want most—new flavours from around the world every day (and all year long)!

MISCONCEPTION #6: Food trucks are dirty and unhygienic.

Although there are some food truck owners who may be a bit lax on their cleanliness, most of them take the health code very seriously! Gone are the days when people called food trucks “roach coaches” due to the poor sanitary conditions employed by the staff. Just like traditional restaurants, modern food trucks are required to have various licenses and permits to operate. Moreover, they even undergo numerous health inspections just to ensure that they are serving the best quality food possible to their customers.

MISCONCEPTION #7: Food trucks only serve fast food.

This misconception could not be further from the truth. Food truck cuisine can come in all shapes, forms, and sizes. For example, some mobile vendors specialise in gourmet meats on skewers while other stick to comfort foods, like burgers and fries! Many mobile vendors have a rotating menu of several different options. If you cannot find something that you like on their current list, they certainly will have new dishes waiting for you the next time you swing by!

MISCONCEPTION #8: Food trucks are not for kids.

While it’s true that some mobile vendors do offer an adult atmosphere, there are plenty of family-friendly options! In fact, many parents love bringing their children along on the weekends because they know the kids will have a good time. Food truck events can be a fantastic way for children to learn about new cultures and develop an appreciation for different types of food. After all, it’s hard not to like something that is served right in front of your eyes on the side of a moving vehicle—especially if you’re a kid!

MISCONCEPTION #9: Food trucks are only for nightlife/late-night dining.

While this used to be the case, today’s mobile vendors have adapted to fit all lifestyles! In fact, many of them now offer pre-packaged food items that you can take home or back to work with you if you want to. This means you can enjoy the convenience and flavour of a food truck well into the early morning hours. Why not stop by on your way to work or school? You never know what culinary surprises we might have in store for you!

MISCONCEPTION #10: Food trucks are only for those on a tight budget.

Food trucks are known for their more affordable options, but there is no limit to how luxurious you can make them. Contrary to the notion that food truck cuisine is a low-class way to eat, you’d be surprised to know that there are also many luxurious and expensive food truck options to choose from! Some customers order lobster or wine, while others stick with more affordable foods, such as tacos and breakfast sandwiches. The choice is yours!

On a side note, if you’re craving for something to tickle your taste buds that wouldn’t break the bank, we’ve got a wide variety of burgers (even available bunless!) and sides that you’re sure to love. What are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the best and juiciest burgers in town. Contact us now at 0486 060 606 for all your catering needs!

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