The food-truck phenomenon is rapidly becoming the little segment that could. Pegged at about $5 billion, barely 1 one of total foodservice industry sales, the mobile-catering boom continues to attract attention and create controversy far in excess of its modest size. While food vendors hawking grab-and-go bites and beverages to commuters and construction workers have long been fixtures in metropolitan areas, the new generation is more about culinary and social connections than ...

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