food truck


Definition of food truck

: a large wheeled vehicle from which food is sold that typically contains cooking facilities where the food is prepared Nearby, lunchtime crowds formed outside about half a dozen food trucks, serving Indian, Cuban, Mexican and French cuisine.— Hugo Martin Food trucks aren't new to the city's landscape. For decades they've offered cheap eats along roadsides and at construction sites across southern California.— David Brindley

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More than 25 food trucks and restaurants will serve up different delicacies, plus many different nonprofits, exhibitors and vendors will have booths. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 7 June 2018 Although these food references might not seem all that revelatory given the Rabbit's overall carnival theme, get this: In 2017, Joey opened up his own food truck called Fat One's Hot Dogs and Italian Ice in Orlando. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "There's No Question That Joey Fatone Is the Rabbit on 'The Masked Singer'," 17 Feb. 2019 For example, food trucks depend on office employees and tourist attractions for business. Christopher Elliott, The Seattle Times, "Travel Wise | Government shutdown may create a ripple of disruptions for travelers," 22 Jan. 2019 The park from the developer of the southeast Orlando residential and business district would use repurposed shipping containers that food trucks could pull up to, according to plans filed with the city of Orlando. Kyle Arnold,, "Lake Nona developer wants shipping container food truck park," 23 May 2018 Turton’s cheddar-yellow World Famous House of Mac food truck launched two years later in Miami’s artsy Wynwood neighborhood, with a cartoon drawing of Turton’s father as its logo. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Meet Pitbull's Former Manager, Who's Now A Mac and Cheese Mogul," 2 Mar. 2018 There will be bounce houses, water slides, and games for the kids, a DJ, and food trucks starting at 3 p.m. July 4. Zipporah Osei And Julia Preszler,, "Where to have fun for the Fourth," 27 June 2018 At the time, the husband was gung-ho about running a bed-and-breakfast, while the wife was pushing to buy a food truck. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, "When Couples Retire—and Then Start a Business," 16 Dec. 2018 Clearly, Eugenie and Jack's wedding guests didn't want the party to stop: Per the Mail Online, guests ate pizza served by a gourmet food truck on the grounds of the York family home, Royal Lodge in Windsor. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rumors From Inside Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Party," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of food truck

1884, in the meaning defined above

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