The Dinner Market is Getting Hotter

Posted on Jul 19, 2017

Young Couple at a Food Truck in LA

Millennials are looking for flavor, convenience and new experiences when they make their dining choices. This presents an incredible opportunity for food trucks in the global dinner market that is set to ripen in the next few years.

Meal Kit or Boxed Meal Options

A recent addition to the classic dinner option is the boxed meal concept. While the meal kit market could grow by as much as $5 billion over the next decade it is evident that millennials’ love for food does not translate into the love of cooking. “Investors in startups like Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and Plated are wagering hundreds of millions of dollars on the idea that dinnertime is just too hard to manage.” says Elizabeth Segran, Ph.D., a staff writer at Fast Company. While these services sound like a great option, especially for busy professionals with kids, do they provide a unique...

11 Magical Summertime Quotes for You to Enjoy All Season Long

Posted on Jul 16, 2017

Venice Beach Summer Los Angeles

1. "Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

2."I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket." - Kellie Elmore

3."Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly." - Van Morrison

4. “Summer has always been my favorite season. I feel happier.” - Zooey Deschanel 5. "Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." - Jenny Han

6. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” - Henry James

7. “What I love most about this crazy life is the adventure of it .” - Juliette Binoche

8. “Some of the best memories are made in...

A L.A. Bakery is Selling Ice Cream Stuffed Donuts & We're Drooling

Posted on Jul 16, 2017

Ice Cream Filled Donuts in LA

It's National Ice Cream Day and we couldn't help but tell you guys about our new favorite ice cream culinary mashup in Los Angeles called the Halo Donut! B Sweet Dessert Bar has operated as a dessert food truck, catering truck, and also a bakery since 2014. They have been infusing our LA bellies with ube cakes & bread pudding ever since. This summer though they struck gold with their newest creation, The Halo Donut, which is cold ice cream pressed into a hot glazed donut.

In honor of the shop owners late father B Sweet uses only Thrifty ice cream since she has fond memories of eating it with him while growing up. When you get to the shop you get to choose your flavor of Thrifty from vanilla, mint chip, cookies and cream, rocky road, chocolate malted crunch, or ube. Ube is a popular purple yam in the Philippines. It has a slightly sweet & coconut flavor. Trust us it’s...

The Newest Bistro Planet Commercial

Posted on Jul 9, 2017

Check out our newest commercial to find out how we are revolutionizing the way you find & order from food trucks near you.

10 of the Best Foodie Quotes to Live Your Life By

Posted on Jul 9, 2017

Foodies at a Food Truck

1. “Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” - Bethenny Frankel 2. “You don't need a silver fork to eat good food.” - Paul Prudhomme

3. “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf 4. “Eating good food is my favourite thing in the whole world. Nothing is more blissful.” - Justine Larbalestier

5. “Food brings people together on many different levels. It's nourishment of the soul and body; it's truly love.” - Giada De Laurentiis

6. “First we eat, then we do everything else.” - M.F.K. Fisher

7. “Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” - Ernestine Ulmer

8. “People who love to eat are always the best people.” - Julia Child

9. “The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” - Mark Twain

10. “There's no better...

Why Food Trucks Can Win the Food Delivery War

Posted on Jul 9, 2017

Picking Up Food at a Food Truck

I’ve spent my past 15 years launching great startups. While working at my last startup in a typical downtown San Francisco co-working space, getting lunch delivered via an app was the norm. On the tech work schedule you can’t beat the convenience of browsing, ordering and paying via an app. But when my $7 burrito started costing $13 (when you add up all the fees) delivered I wondered if the convenience was worth the 30-40% premium.

In addition to the upcharge, there were other hiccups. Repeated calls to the driver trying to explain how to enter the building and find our offices, drivers stuck in traffic, delays due to other customers, which meant lunch did not arrive very hot or fresh. This got me thinking- there must be a better way to get great food “hot off the grill” – and the solution to me was food trucks. They’ve been around for quite some time, they’re trendy, they’...

15 of the Best Entrepreneurial Quotes for Food Truck Owners

Posted on Jul 2, 2017

Food Truck in Los Angeles

1. "All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership." -- John Kenneth Galbraith

2. “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.” -- John C. Maxwell

3. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.” -- Napoleon Hill

4. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” -- Thomas Edison

5. “It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” -- Bill Gates

6. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” -- Mark Twain

7. ”Genius is 1 percent inspiration, and 99...