To rank the cities, industry experts relied on factors such as population, demographics, weather, food truck laws, and brick-and-mortar acceptance.
“We’re getting there. I do a lot of research on other cities. In Denver, they just threw food trucks out of downtown. Other cities that you’d think would do better than us aren’t doing pretty well,” Lynch said.
“The people who live here and make the big decisions for the city support us and that is a great help.”
Mods Coffee and Crepes focuses on European-style desserts with its truck. With so many great food trucks, owner Rusty Rowe said he wanted to focus on candy.
The downtown restaurant launched one of the city’s newest trucks about two weeks ago. As many new truck owners have found, there’s a bit of a learning curve, Rowe said.
“We’re kind of brand new babies to the food truck scene,” Rowe said.
“It was kind of a learning experience. Our truck was on fire the first day, so that was a bit of a surprise.
“On the second day our ice cream melted and I had to translate the Polish manual to find out how to fix it.”