Mobile Food Vendors

NAICS: 722330, SIC: 5812

By Theresa Ehrlich

Street vendors no longer just sell hot dogs, tacos and snow cones. Today you can get anything from freshly prepared sushi rolls to grass fed organic hamburgers. Street food is having a significant impact on food culture. Professional chefs are leaving their restaurants to open their own trailers. Among them are Jerome Chang, former pastry chef at Le Cirque and now co-owner of DessertTruck in New York City, and Chef Laurent Katgley, owner of Chez Spencer, an upscale French restaurant, who operates a lunch truck which sells skewers of escargot in puffed pastry.4 Even Taco Bell has joined the fad, sending out its own fleet of taco trucks to roam the streets.6

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