Food trucks allow chefs the opportunity to cook without the traditional restaurant costs

Friday, July 12, 2013 - 8:21pm

The average restaurant start up costs about $300,000 dollars.

Ange Posey of Some Like it Hot Food Truck knew opening a traditional restaurant wasn't a possibility for her, so she turned to a food truck, becoming Shreveport's first food truck vendor.

Unlike the hefty $300,000 price tag of a restaurant, the average food truck can be purchased for about 30,000; still not cheap, but much less than a traditional restaurant.

After seeing the success of Some Like it Hot, others decided to open food trucks as well. Before long, the various owners, spearheaded by Posey and Tina Palmisano of Jester Catering and Mobile Food Cart, decided to come together, forming the Mobile Food Group and planning Food Truck Friday.

Every Friday, from 10am until 2pm, various food trucks take over the parking lot at Collier's Custom Cars on Youree Drive.

According to Palmisano, the National Restaurant Association agrees that food trucks are a great way for chefs to begin to grow a following without having to cover the costs of a traditional restaurant.

Considering the fun Posey is having with Some Like it Hot, she's not sure if she even wants to open a restaurant.

Judging from the crowd at Food Truck Friday, customers won't care where Posey and the other food truck chefs are cooking, as long as they keep cooking.


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