Starting a food truck
Street food lovers are queuing up for it. There are already more than 1100 food trucks in the Netherlands and this number is still growing and the end is not in sight yet. This is the leading trend in recent years: Foodtrucks!
More food truck festivals are organized in the summer than dance festivals. There are prizes for the best, most beautiful and most original food truck. Mobile kitchens offering a large variety of dishes. Although even the humble "frietje-met" (French fries) are increasingly being served from fancier food trucks, we are seeing growing numbers of original and exotic dishes and concepts.
Horeca Nederland thinks that this development is due to the slow growth of the economy. However, "food" has been a major focus in recent years. Think of all the TV programs, cooking studios, food bloggers and magazines related to cooking and eating. People are looking for unusual and well-prepared meals and increasing numbers of people are venturing into the kitchen to learn how to cook.
The film CHEF also contributed to this: "follow your passion and find your freedom". And that often results in a person starting a food truck. Starting a food truck looks easy. In addition, the start-up costs of a food truck are usually lower than the costs of starting a restaurant. The mobile nature of your food truck means that you can travel to the people, instead of them having to travel to you at that one location in that village or city. Above all, it looks like a simple way to earn good money.