Best Industries 2012: Full-Service Restaurants | 6 Hot Trends in Eating Out

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Food Trucks and Street Food

Meals on wheels have been around for a while, but more and more chefs are now recognizing opening a food truck as a solid business venture. In fact, 61% of those surveyed by the National Restaurant Association said they would consider launching a food truck. Stensson says adopting this method is a good way to break into the industry because it's far less expensive than a full brick-and-mortar operation. It's not just for newbies, though: Consider Luke's Lobster, which has expanded to five locations in just three years. And now it's not just the lobster that's on a roll: Luke's latest location is a fully mobile truck.