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Food trucks roll back into spotlight

In Germany, Sausalitos now offers its selection of its Mexican-Californian food and beverages via a mobile catering unit.
Sausalitos
In Germany, Sausalitos now offers its selection of its Mexican-Californian food and beverages via a mobile catering unit.

The pandemic brought new relevance to past trends such as meal kits and retail. Among the faded trends that re-emerged, food trucks may be best positioned for a prolonged resurgence, say the Technomic's research experts.

Why food trucks? They’re mobile, encourage social distancing, specialize in takeaway-friendly foods and can serve as delivery kitchens as needed.

Around the world, top operators are now investing food trucks for growth.

KFC Thailand
: The chain is testing a food truck format to be more nimble in locating its venues as consumer habits shift amid the pandemic.

Doggis (Chile)A new truck from Chile’s top restaurant chain offers a pared-down menu of core offerings from a fixed location. It’s the first of several planned.



Sausalitos
 (Germany)This CDR rolled out a mobile bar and grill to stay open amid the country’s second lockdown and sees it as a viable growth platform when restrictions are lifted. 

Pizza Hut IndonesiaThe chain debuted its first truck amid tightening restrictions in late 2020 and expects to keep the model when restrictions ease.


Juan Valdez (Colombia): The market’s No. 2 coffee chain plans to expand its two new mobile trucks in Bogota into a fleet that cover several metro areas.  

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