I just wanted to chime in and hopefully get some insight from your experiences on this subject. I'm currently working on an informal thesis/ short speech for one of my college classes on The Great Chicago FoodTruck Movement.
I will be collecting research and data over the next couple of weeks, but if there is anyone here that can provide any insight at all on the ins and outs of the Chicago Foodtruck I would be very interested to hear.
A few things that I'm looking for:
A) How many LEGAL food trucks are currently operating in the City of Chicago? I've heard that there are nearly 20, but with new ones popping up and others going under, I'm not sure what the current number is and am having a hard time finding a definite number.
B) Why is the city fighting the Food Truck Movement so? What is their angle in restricting legitimate people trying to run a legitimate business?
C) What are some of the struggles that the Food Truck owners have faced?
D) Why is it so important to them/ worth the hassle, to get their food trucks out there? Why not open a small restaurant instead?
This is all that I have for now, and as I stated earlier, I will be gathering more data and resourcing over the next couple of weeks. I hope that some of you will be kind enough to lend any resources and/or experiences that you may have, as you always do in this fine culinary community
I will add more as it comes to me, and of course suggestions are SO welcomed!!!