Thursday, December 6, 2012

Follow Southwest Gourmet Food Trucks on Facebook and Twitter

The following links highlight all known and active gourmet or specialty mobile food trucks, trailers and carts in the southwest United States (e.g., Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah). Is your food truck missing from Street Food Files lists? Listings are free – contact us on Twitter or Facebook so we can add you and help spread the word.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Chairman of the Board: How to Make Your Food Truck Menu Sing

Take a look at the different ways food truck chefs share their menus. From no-tech to high-tech, the possibilities are endless. What's your menu board style? Still deciding? Mix and match ideas to create your own look, while avoiding some common mistakes.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fancy Food Truck Tricks, Part 2

Time for another edition of my semi-regular series of blog posts titled, "Fancy Food Truck Tricks: Must-Do Ideas for Your Mobile Food Business." This week's post contains thinly-veiled references to show business because I felt like it. Here we go…

Tracy (@mypinupastries) holds up a 
delectable creation – pound cake, 
strawberries and chocolate sauce.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fancy Food Truck Tricks: Must-Do Ideas for Your Mobile Food Business

To gain a competitive edge and a customer's attention, food truck owners must find new ways to be clever, creative or original. I'm often smiling at a newly discovered food truck's ingenuity, which is why I've decided to recognize these bits of business-savvy whimsy in a series of semi-regular blog posts titled, "Fancy Food Truck Tricks." Here we go…

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Claim Your Food Truck Business Page On Facebook, Yelp and Foursquare

You may have noticed a few fan pages here and there – on Facebook, Yelp or Foursquare – representing your food truck business. You didn't create these pages, but they exist somehow.

"That's o.k.," you're thinking. You run the official page, right? Or maybe you just haven't gotten around to creating a fan page yet. Well, take action now because what you don't know about these random pages could hamper your food truck's social media efforts.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Misconceptions About Gourmet Food Truck Owners

I could have easily posted the following variation on the "What They Think I Do" Internet meme and been done with it, but I'd like to provide more context.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tucson Food Truck Pod to Launch at Civano Nursery

The latest street food place-to-be for food truck owners and foodies alike – the first Tucson food truck pod – will launch Thursday, May 31 at Civano Nursery, 5301 S. Houghton Road in Tucson, Arizona. Initial plans include up to four food trucks, operating Thursday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 PM.

I had a chance to connect with Kenn Goldman, organizer of Tucson Food Truck Pods, to ask him a few quick questions. Kenn is also co-owner of Dragoon Market & Cafe, a catering and mobile food business specializing in freshly prepared southwestern-inspired foods and desserts. ~ Kim Bayne

Monday, March 12, 2012

Street Food Files Offers Free “One-Stop Shop” for Arizona Food Trucks

Gourmet and specialty food truck content curated through online project

TUCSON, AZ. – March 12, 2012 – Food truck fever continues to sweep the nation. Now Arizonans have a single online resource to help them find local gourmet food trucks whenever hunger strikes: Street Food Files (SFF). SFF is an online project being developed by Tucson-based business and technology writer Kim M. Bayne.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Top Five Twitter Best Practices for Food Truck Owners

It's tough enough to run a food business without worrying if your customers can find you. Fortunately, most food truck owners know the value of social media, especially when it comes to Twitter. But the real question is, “what are the best, most effective ways to tweet?”

Click here to read this post on Food Network Canada's Eat St. blog.

Monday, January 30, 2012

How to add a free menu tab to your food truck's Facebook fan page [Video]

If you are a Facebook Page administrator, you can share your food truck's menu on your fan page. Follow these simple steps to add Menutab for Restaurants.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

How NOT To Run a Food Truck Festival: A Lesson in Planning

The January 14 Street Eats Festival at Salt River Fields had all the promise of a great family and foodie event. Unfortunately, it fell short in several areas, as evidenced by Yelper's reviews (here and here), news site reader comments, local news reports and my own on-site observations.*

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Remix of Tucson Food Trucks Video

I finally got a chance to redo our original Tucson food trucks video, with the pics and iPhone vids from our library.