Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Interesting Fact of the Day: NYC Food Trucks

The number of food trucks and carts in NYC?  Find the amazing answer here.

11 Comments:

At 5/10/2012 9:35 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

Huh...I thought there were more than that. It feels like that many in downtown Manhattan alone.

 
At 5/10/2012 9:49 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

there is virtually nothing else to eat in midtown.

these guys just mint money.

great business model.

we had these in providence while i was in college. the white truck parked by my fraternity and sold 2 for $1 hot dogs until 4am. (and $1 fries)

guy who owned it put 3 kids through private college on the cash that thing threw off.

(i may have paid for one personally)

 
At 5/10/2012 9:53 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

guy who owned it put 3 kids through private college on the cash that thing threw off.

Probably took the family on some nice vacations, too!

 
At 5/10/2012 10:13 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

i miss the "restaurant characters" from providence. the truck guys were all like that, and louie, of louie's diner, greasiest breakfast in the continental 48 was amazing. he was a 700 year old italain guy who would throw you out as soon as you were done eating. "ok, you're done, i need the table, get out. come again." half the reason to eat there was to get the experience of getting tossed the minute you finished.

also:

anywhere seems like a vacation if you live in providence.

 
At 5/10/2012 10:22 AM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

anywhere seems like a vacation if you live in providence.

Dude, I grew up half-an-hour from there. You're preaching to the choir.

I mean, I like Providence. Nice place to visit. But to spend anymore than a few hours (or leave the immediate downtown area), Hell no.

 
At 5/10/2012 11:03 AM, Blogger Benjamin said...

Push-cart vendors are common in SE Asia. Local governments generally outlaw or regulate them in the USA. The worst abusers of commercial freedoms are state and local governments.

 
At 5/10/2012 11:56 AM, Blogger morganovich said...

jon-

though you have to admit, providence is a helluva lot nicer than it was.

i was there from 90-94 while it was still a real pit and kennedy plaza was a no fly zone in groups of less that 10 after dark.

they did a great job with the urban renewal, but, at the end of the day, it's still providence.

good pizza tho. i miss caserta's.

 
At 5/10/2012 1:13 PM, Blogger juandos said...

Imagine a follow up truck peddling pepto bismol and think of that business model...

 
At 5/10/2012 1:20 PM, Blogger Jon Murphy said...

though you have to admit, providence is a helluva lot nicer than it was.

I never really knew Providence in the early 90's. I was far too young. But what I do remember I don't like.

Providence isn't a bad city. Just not somewhere I like to drive in or spend any significant period of time.

 
At 5/10/2012 5:43 PM, Blogger morganovich said...

jon-

and just terrible weather.

summers are hot and brutally humid.

i used to hate coming back early and doing ruby 3 a days outside during august.

and then winter has that damp, bone chilling cold that makes 20 feel like 0 and 0 feel like the world is ending.

 
At 5/22/2012 4:08 PM, Blogger KevinA626 said...

To my fellow food truck lovers, I bring you the greatest thing since sliced bread, my new favorite website that allows customers to find food trucks near them, place orders for pick-up and cut the annoying lines for food trucks! Enjoy, ladies and gentlemen.

 

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