Hot Wheels: Maine Food Trucks Are Growing at a Fast Clip
A look at Maine's food truck scene which took off during the pandemic when traditional restaurants closed to in-person dining. The mobile food business enables entrepreneurs to start a new venture for a smaller cost and it offers established restaurants an opportunity for new revenue streams. Among the food trucks featured are Roux Kehoe's Pink Waffle and Randy and Deborah Smith's Pinky D's Poutine Factory. The article touches on the licensing process in Portland and looks into the factors that have caused the burgeoning popularity of the industry as well as some of the challenges faced by newcomers to the scene.
Includes a sidebar about Cousins Maine Lobster, a food truck business that launched with a single truck in Los Angeles. Founders Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, cousins from southern Maine, now have 40 trucks and plans for future expansion.
Cordes, Renee, "Hot Wheels: Maine Food Trucks Are Growing at a Fast Clip" (2021). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 7993.