As of late 2017, the restaurant industry climbed at a yearly growth of roughly 2 percent in recent years. How about a whopping 8 percent growth for the food truck sector over several years?! Can we take a second and zoom in on the fact that 4,000 trucks employ 14,000 workers throughout the United States?
Everyone loves food trucks. Cities like Portland holds the title for most food truck per capita (approximately 500 total trucks). Other cities like Austin, Seattle, and San Francisco are pretty high up there too.
In a rising competitive food truck industry, here are the top 2018 food trends that are becoming increasingly popular:
1. New cuts of meat
2. House-made condiments
3. Ethnic inspired breakfast items
4. Sustainable seafood
5. Healthful kids’ meals
6. Vegetable carb substitutes
7. Authentic ethnic cuisine
8. Ethnic condiments/spices
9. Peruvian cuisine
10. Housemade/artisan pickles (holler!)
Here are the top non-alcoholic beverage trends:
1. House-made artisan soft drinks
2. Cold-brew coffee
3. Gourmet lemonade
4. Locally/house roasted coffee
5. Specialty iced tea
6. Specialty teas
9. Coconut water
10. Flavored/enhanced water
Richmond Food Truck Association is created with a diverse group of food truck owners offering so many amazing menu options designed to stimulate your taste buds and to satisfy your hunger pangs. Do yourself a favor – check out the group. Who knows, it may aspire you to start your own winning mobile gig!
Pulp Fiction LLC, Owner