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Chain Restaurants with Food Trucks

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  • #402720

    Nitsud Regnifloh
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    #402721

    lisathewaitress
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    HA! Beatbox Kitchen is *Awesome*!!

    Also, Subway is far more revolting than White Castle. Although a good deli cart seems like a good idea. Or a panini cart!

    #402722

    Rockmastermike
    Participant

    joev wrote >>

    cr0m wrote >>

    Walker wrote >>
    So… which will be the first chain/corporate food cart that we’ll see in Columbus? ;) How about Wendy’s or White Castle? ;)

    Actually Joe, it was Walker’s idea (I replied too fast). Sorry, he’s the true nntrepreneur. :-)

    Yeah, no – my idea was to make it easier to dump White Castle food in the river, thus improving quality of life for almost everyone, except those who live downstream.

    remember you have to report any release of toxic sludge greater than 25 gallons to OEPA

    I do love me some white castle, but I think that might count

    hell, at least inmy case it ends up in the scioto pretty fast anyway.

    #402723

    Twixlen
    Participant

    A) Dirty Franks cart is totally making my day.

    B) A Waffle House cart is about the best ideer ever. They could cut the waffles up into sticks (like pretzel sticks) and give ya some syrup to dip them in.

    C) Food carts make me happy. And food trucks.

    #402724

    clippers-05

    I vote foe the solar powered vegan truck! :-)

    #402725

    Talcott
    Member

    I won’t lie, I would happy visit a White Castle truck (and I agree with Lisa, Subway has somehow managed to make freshish vegetables seem less healthy than steamed onion burgers).

    But a Dirty Franks truck sounds even better.

    Although, at the moment, a Clintonville taco truck is number one on my “somebody start this business so I can eat from it” list.

    #402726

    KSquared
    Member

    Yes to the Dirty Frank’s cart!!!

    RSR – you can easily get a vegan meal at Dirty Frank’s. I actually prefer their veggie dogs (Tofurky brand I believe) because they let the toppings shine through so well.

    #402727

    KSquared wrote >>
    Yes to the Dirty Frank’s cart!!!
    RSR – you can easily get a vegan meal at Dirty Frank’s. I actually prefer their veggie dogs (Tofurky brand I believe) because they let the toppings shine through so well.

    Cool- Thanks! :-) Rad Dog is pretty tasty too!

    #402728

    jmathews5
    Participant

    stoked about dirty franks up and coming food cart.. :)
    wc hands down would make a killing w/ the snack packs. my sis would surely be happy :)

    #402729
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Marketers Discover Trucks Can Deliver More Than Food
    By TANZINA VEGA
    Published: November 28, 2010

    Heinz’s truck, offering free fries, began its trip in Pittsburgh, then visited New York. Other stops are Philadelphia and Dallas.

    That strategy — pairing a brand’s message with of all things, a food truck — has been increasingly employed in recent months, with major advertisers using trucks as rolling sandwich boards while advertising agencies issue the call to independent food truck operators to participate in brand-sponsored events.

    READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/29/business/media/29truck.html?emc=eta1

    #402730

    Fusion Cafe
    Member

    I got an e-mail a couple weeks back from someone at Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer asking did I think a corporate food truck would work. I told them it would probably work well..in another city. Let’s hope the game stays geared towards us small business entrepeneur’s and the corporate dynasties stay out.

    Or we could look at it as a form of flattery and that we must have really hit on something if the big boys want to play on our court.

    #402731

    Talcott
    Member

    Fusion Cafe wrote >>
    I got an e-mail a couple weeks back from someone at Kraft Foods/Oscar Mayer asking did I think a corporate food truck would work. I told them it would probably work well..in another city. Let’s hope the game stays geared towards us small business entrepeneur’s and the corporate dynasties stay out.
    Or we could look at it as a form of flattery and that we must have really hit on something if the big boys want to play on our court.

    They seriously asked you that?

    Dear Fusion Cafe,
    We are a large food corporation who would like to move into your market and compete with you. Do you think that would be a good idea? We appreciate your feedback.

    Sincerely,
    Kraft/Oscar Meyer

    Does that really happen? I can certainly see Kraft/Oscar Meyer wanting to move it, I can see someone wanting to start a new independent food truck asking you about it, but that combination seems weird to me.

    That said, I don’t think that big business food trucks would compete all that much with most of our local food trucks and carts. I love the mobile food that I do because of the food, not because of the venue. I can’t imagine Kraft Mac & Cheese being any more appealing because it has wheels.

    #402732
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Talcott wrote >>
    I love the mobile food that I do because of the food, not because of the venue. I can’t imagine Kraft Mac & Cheese being any more appealing because it has wheels.

    This on the other hand looks like it would be delicious on wheels:

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/delicious-ideas/Delicious-Ideas-RecipeDetail.aspx?recipe_id=120309

    :D

    #402733

    ajwitt
    Member

    I think Piada would be great for a food truck.

    #402734

    gramarye
    Participant

    Talcott wrote >>
    That said, I don’t think that big business food trucks would compete all that much with most of our local food trucks and carts. I love the mobile food that I do because of the food, not because of the venue. I can’t imagine Kraft Mac & Cheese being any more appealing because it has wheels.

    When you say Kraft Mac & Cheese, true. There are other chains, however, that might well succeed very well in the food cart space. Some might already be there and I don’t even know it. Starbucks, Chipotle, Panera, Tim Horton’s, Mark Pi’s (or any other quick Chinese take-away chain), and many others could very well be viable competitors.

    I can virtually guarantee you that if Taco Bell drives a truck around East Campus between midnight and 2 a.m. on most fall weekends, it will come back empty of food and full of more cash than a Brinks truck.

    Also, if you think a big business never ever successfully imitated a good idea from a small business, your knowledge of American economic history may have a gap or two. :-P

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