Food trucks have exploded in popularity over the last few years. According to IBISWorld, there are 23,873 active food truck businesses in the US and the average industry growth from 2014–2019 was 6.8%. According to Food Truck Nation, food trucks are a $2 billion-plus industry.
It only makes sense that as bars get back on their feet during the COVID-19 pandemic, they should look to partner with this sector of the food industry. One way they’re doing so is to meet certain government requirements around the need to serve food.
Across the country, local governments are requiring that bars serve food if they offer curbside pickup for alcohol. Many bar owners do not yet have the resources to open kitchens, so they are tapping local food trucks to meet that requirement.
Roaming Hunger has over 18,000 food trucks across the country in its network and over 11 years experience booking trucks for private and public events. Now, they’re working with bars in need of food service by booking trucks at no cost to the owner.
Food trucks provide many unique advantages, including:
- Food from a controlled, limited-access kitchen, subject to the Health Department’s highest scrutiny
- Quick and efficient food supply and distribution
- Individually prepared meals served in accordance with social distancing protocols
How It Works
To get the process started, Roaming Hunger only needs a few details from bar owners about when and where they’d like the truck to show up. From there, interested food trucks that want to participate will apply through Roaming Hunger’s system. Owners then pick from the available food truck options to choose the best fit for their business and customers.
Owners can choose a food truck for one event or for every day of the week. There’s also the option to set up an entire food truck program. Roaming Hunger can help bars build out a complete schedule and actively manage it to make sure the whole thing is a success.