5 Unusual Food Truck Concepts You May Not Have Thought Possible

Concepts

Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Tori Galatro. Tori is a blogger, copywriter, and SEO outreach manager based in Austin, Texas. Her favorite things to write about are film, food, travel, art, and culture. She has a degree in English Literature. For more information about her and to see some writing samples visit http://www.torigalatro.com/.

If you’re planning on opening a food truck with an unusual theme or menu, you’re probably feeling a little anxious about whether or not the locals will dig your concept as much as you do. But don’t despair! No matter how unconventional your idea may be, if these five totally weird food trucks found success, then indeed, you can, too.

Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: 6 Free Social Media Tools to Get People Talking About Your Food Truck.

1. The concept for The Kitchen of the Unwanted Animal food truck in Amsterdam was based on an ethical question: How can we, as a society, stop wasting so much food? The answer? Use the meat of animals already being killed due to overpopulation. The truck has had great success serving up unusual meat options made from animals that had previously gone to waste including pigeons, crawfish, and parakeets.

2. Our next food truck possesses the ultimate trifecta: a unique theme, an unusual featured food, and a “punny” name. Bananarchy in Austin, TX is a revolution-themed frozen banana stand. Although the “Arrested Development” references may be lost on some, the many delectable banana accoutrements, including chocolate, nuts, toffee, M&M’s, and granola, can be appreciated by anyone. Viva la revolución!

You May Also Like...  Throwback Thursday: Decide What You’ll Sell At Your Food Truck

3. According to an article on Fortune, Americans spent about $60 billion last year on their pets! Barkery food truck in Seattle had the bright, albeit unconventional, idea of tapping into that market, with a food truck catering only to dogs. Let me repeat that for you: this very successful food truck sells only dog food. Are you feeling more confident yet?

Food Truck Concepts

4. Del Popolo Pizza Truck in San Francisco proves that no food truck idea is too ambitious, and no clientele too elite, for a successful food truck. Their unique glass-fronted truck allows you a dollhouse-esque view of the interior of their kitchen, which includes a traditional wood-fired oven. With an extensive wine list, this gourmet Italian truck has the vibe of a classy date-night restaurant, selling entrees for upwards of $15.

5. Why limit yourself to one thing when you can have it all? This is the philosophy behind Gourdough’s Donuts food truck in Austin, TX. Gourdough’s makes a single donut into a whole meal, with indulgent toppings like chicken, bacon, and cream cheese, in addition to every dessert topping you can imagine. You’ll need to skip dinner and go straight to dessert if you plan on tackling one of these.

Want to learn how to build a subscriber list for your food truck business? One of our managing partners here at FoodTruckr has put together an AMAZING FREE GUIDE that will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Messenger Marketing! Click here to get your free guide.

Looking to build a new custom food truck? Check out this link for more details!

To dig your teeth into what FoodTruckr has to offer, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and also make sure to check out more content that we bring to the table.

Recently on FoodTruckr

Everything FoodTruckr Has Published Relating To Entrepreneurship In 2017 Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...
5 FoodTruckr Articles That Will Help You Achieve A Well-Balanced Business In 2018 Achieving the feat that is a well-balanced business is tough, especially in an industry as competitive as the food truck industry. With that said, in hopes of helping you do exactly that in 2018, w...
Everything You Need To Know About FoodTruckr’s ‘I’m A FoodTruckr’ Facebook Group Have you always wanted to break into the food truck industry? Perhaps you already have in a big way and you currently own and operate your own mobile kitchen, but you could still use advice in many ke...
Menu Mistakes Food Truck Owners Can Easily Avoid If you are a food truck owner, then it is easy to come to this conclusion: Running a food truck business has many different components, and being a master chef is certainly not the only one. With t...
7 Timeless Business Lessons Aspiring Food Truck Owners Need to Know The business responsibilities that come with being a food truck owner can be a tall order. Filling that order takes a willingness to work on your entrepreneurial mindset and character. If you’re hungr...
Facebook vs Twitter: Which Platform Do Food Trucks Use Most? Stress much about social media? You’re not alone. The platform choices are endless. And deciding what to post and when is enough to drive anyone batty. Food truck owners have a harder go than the aver...
10 Food Holidays Mobile Kitchen Owners Should Watch Out For In October 2017 National Food Holidays are great for so many different reasons: (1) They give a spark to the day in the food department, (2) they make it so you can justifiably eat something that isn't always healthy...
How to Write a Food Truck Business Plan Maybe you decided to open a food truck after enjoying the most delicious tacos of your life at a place like Mariscos Jalisco or Calbi BBQ.  Or perhaps you realized that you couldn’t spend another day ...
Growing Your Food Truck Business: 3 Strategies To Make Expansion A Real Possibility Growing a food truck business is a real possibility for food truck owners just like you ... especially if you take the three strategies that follow into account. Above all else, as long as you are ...
3 New York Food Trucks That Foodies Need To Try Immediately Calling all foodies! If you are a food lover (who's not?), and if you just so happen to live in New York, are currently visiting or plan on visiting in the near future, then you have to take a bite...
How You Know You Need More Financing For Your Food Truck Business Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a guest post from JSL Financial. JSL Financial specializes in providing hassle-free financing for small and medium sized businesses. You can find out more...
Prestige Food Trucks Founder, Jeremy Adams, Featured On Forbes 30 Under 30 We have some very exciting news for FoodTruckrs (and the food truck industry in general). Jeremy Adams, co-founder of Prestige Food Trucks, was featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Manufacturing...
3 FoodTruckr Articles That Will Help Owners Out With Financing Food trucks are not cheap. As a result, you might be thinking it will take you years to become a food truck owner. With that said, financing alone could get you into the food truck industry much so...
How To Finish The Busy Season Off Strong In The Food Truck Industry Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...
Throwback Thursday: Keep Up With Food Industry Trends Do you stay up to date on all of the latest trends when it comes to the food truck industry, FoodTruckrs? Not everyone does, but for the purposes of this Throwback Thursday article, we are going to...

About the Author

FoodTruckr

FoodTruckr is the #1 online destination for current and aspiring food truck owners looking to succeed in the mobile food industry. Self described “food truck devotees,” the FoodTruckr team enjoys reading about successful entrepreneurs, salivating over photos of burritos on Twitter, and long walks through food truck parks. Chat with FoodTruckr on Facebook or check out the FoodTruckr School podcast for more awesome tips to level up your business.

Love it? Share it: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter