Is there a future in Mobile Food Vending? Time Magazine says Yes! Excerpts from Time Magazine March 24 2008
We live in a fast paced world and more people are buying fully prepared meals rather than making them. Many people, especially those in their 20's and 30's, are relying on food vendors, delis and restaurants for their daily meals. This includes Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. This is an incredible opportunity for those with the entrepreneurial spirit. These young folks today are busy. Busy with work and busy at play. They have little time to stop and prepare a conventional home-made, sit-down meal. They are opting to pick up breakfast on the way to work in the morning. At noon they step out and grab a quick bite from a nearby street vendor, deli, restaurant, fast food joint, or sandwich bar. In the evening, they often grab a take-away meal to quickly scarf down before heading off to the gym or out to the clubs. This does not mean, however, that these people are not discriminating in their taste for food. They want quality food not the traditional greasy
fast food. These kids have been raised in a more nutrition conscious world. And they have been exposed to a greater variety of foods than other groups in the past. To meet this growing consumer demand, food vendors are springing up everywhere to serve the hungry masses. One such vendor was quoted in Time magazine as saying "People in their 30's and late 20's are not caught up with trying to impress people by going to the most luxurious establishment and throwing money around". He continued: "It's about getting really good ingredients made with care". What kind of foods are being served? The list is endless. It is really only limited by the local health department food regulations for mobile vendor carts. Some vendors are making gourmet hot dogs using ethnic flavored sausages on fancy buns. Others are cooking crepes with a host of tasty fillings. Those providing this service love the work. Another vendor quoted in Time magazine opens his vending trailer window at 9:00AM and is finished by 1:00PM. No working late nights or weekends for that vendor. He plans on expanding his business by adding more trailers. Does this sound like the kind of career you would like? Willydogs makes quality mobile food vending carts that are designed to help you ride the wave of this trend in food service. Willydog carts can be equipped to prepare a host of different food types including hot dogs, burgers, fries, eggs, crepes, pizza, popcorn, and more.