Independent food trucks may be on the verge of getting boxed out.
A new wave of competition is fast approaching as large corporate chains have recently launched their own mobile eateries. At the same time, cities across the country have started cracking down on food truck vendors with stricter regulations.
Upstarts created the food-truck frenzy. For years, the mobile kitchens have roamed hip neighborhoods hawking innovative dishes. They’ve tapped into the consumer craze for all things local, artisanal and authentic. But now big restaurants are getting into the game, according to a recent report by AdWeek.