Food Trucks and Louisiana Culture
Warm weather, great food and music are what define Louisiana. And these factors make Louisiana a natural bedrock for the mobile food industry-crawfish boils, gumbo, outdoor concerts, Zydeco and the Blues.
Food trucks abound in Louisiana and in the U.S. food trucks sales exceed $1B annually.
Food trucks and mobile food vendors are heavily regulated in most cities. In Louisiana, food truck regulations vary by county and municipality. Safety in food handling, parking, sanitizing, commissary inspections and a host of other regulations must be adhered to.
Vegan Offerings and Louisiana Seafood
Vegan offerings are a hot trend for food trucks with Indian food leading the way. Vegan has a ways to go to catch up to the seafood loving Louisiana. And they love their fried food.
Trucks Yes but Popups are Hot!
But mobile food service is not just a cart or a truck any longer. Popup restaurants are growing dramatically. Post-pandemic stress has caused some to resist the traditional fancy restaurant. Trying elegant, creative food in a casual atmosphere is a hot trend. Chefs trying out new recipes or menus use popups for a day or a rooftop location open for months at a time.
Restaurateurs can test out a new location, work with digital marketing promotions, check out new technology and perhaps cut costs on a bricks and mortar startup.
Marketing has taken on new trends as websites specialize in locating and broadcasting exciting new concepts and foods.
And environmentally friendly packaging is a hot trend for food trucks. If your clients go vegan, pescatarian, reduce their beef intake or avoid eating sentient creatures, chances are they are very conscious of the waste they create. Food trucks and popups are all over this trend of biodegradable packaging.
Food Trucks at Events
With people reemerging from their covid induced cocoon, events, from concerts to races are on the rise and food trucks and pop-ups are a great way to serve the here today and gone tomorrow crowds.
And Food Parks like the Heard Freighthouse Food Park in historic Ruston, Louisiana are changing the way we dine.
Food Trucks’ Waste Cooking Oil
Used cooking oil handling is a problem for every mobile truck, food park pop-up. Small quantities can be taken back to the commissary and dumped in an oil bin for pickup up by your used cooking oil collector. But, more often containers that fit within a mobile food business make easier work of responsible disposal. An automated tank that sucks used cooking oil right from the fryer or an under counter caddy allows easy access for your UCO collector to recycle your used cooking oil.
Rebirth Biofuels has tanks to fit every business and signage to let you tell your customers you are recycling cooking oil and helping to mitigate climate change.