A Washington Post report on the burgeoning D.C. food truck scene offers some eye-popping stats from the business side of the mobile eats industry.
For instance, the Pi Pizzeria truck, which cost around $30,000 in start-up funds, nets about $1,000 a day.
Another interesting factoid—the number of vehicular vendors has more than doubled in the past year:
Randy Shore, co-founder of the strEATS, has tracked 67 vehicles currently on the road, compared to 29 when he and Daniel Preiss launched their online truck tracker last August.
The latest: a new Hawaiian-themed truck, called “Hula Girl,” serving teriyaki steak, macaroni salad and Spam sushi, among other things, launches July 18.