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More Food Truck Names That Should Be Banned

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With the latest roundup of the country’s best food trucks, we also discovered some of the worst names

The Love Balls Bus roams the streets of Austin, TX.

When naming a business, most people believe that the name should say it all. In the case of some food trucks, though, we sincerely hope that these names don’t.

You may have seen that we recently compiled our 2013 list of the 101 Best Food Trucks in America. We considered more than 400 trucks from across the country; some were ultimately notable for their menus or popularity, and others stayed on our radar thanks — for better or worse — to their chosen name or slogan.

Click here to see the More Food Truck Names That Should be Banned Slideshow!

Not to say that these qualities are mutually exclusive, though; trucks with crude, unpleasant, and/or too "punny" names still made our final cut (see Slap Yo Mama) based upon our evaluation criteria of popularity, critical review, and originality. However, we can’t say that their questionable names helped to boost their ranking.

Don’t think we’re being priggish here — we get that it’s all about catching the potential customer’s attention. Also, of course, we don' actually think the names should be banned — we're all for free speech. Even still, and all in good fun, some of these names cross the line enough to end up in our slideshow.

Some of the trucks made our last roundup of contentious names (Great Balls on Tires, Truckin' Good Food), while some are deserving newcomers (Bon Me, really?). Check out the slideshow to decide for yourself.

Arthur Bovino contributed research and reporting.

150+ Catchy Southern Food Blog Name Ideas I’m Sharing

Southern food is known for pan-fried chicken, black-eyed peas, collard greens, poke sallet, mashed potatoes, cornbread, sweet tea, and pies. This cuisine is a timeless staple of the American south.

As people continue spending more time at home, food bloggers of all kinds have benefited as more consumers turn to online recipes for instruction on cooking. According to reports, blogs have grown 12% since 2015. In fact, there are approximately 409 million people around the world who look at more than 20 billion pages each month. Based on this data, right now still feels like a terrific time to start a food blog.

If you’re an aspiring blogger with a deep-rooted passion for Southern food, here are some food blog name ideas you can use. These ideas work for a blog, social media page, or vlog.

Vegetarian Blog Name Ideas

A colorful salad with no meat.

Starting a vegetarian blog means you’ll likely be covering all aspects of this lifestyle. This will include vegetarian recipes, but also vegetarian keto-friendly recipes, products, and gift giving guides.

  • Very Colorful Veggie
  • Bright Side Vegetarianism
  • Celery and Sailing
  • Charity Vegetarian
  • The Unpretentious Vegan
  • Eco Vegetable
  • The Plant Based Guru
  • Family Vegetarian Life
  • Cucumber Living
  • Food Forage
  • The Rebellious Vegan
  • The Veggie Dude
  • Fresh Food Finder
  • Front Page Vegetable
  • Glenn’s Garden
  • Healthy Veggie Habits
  • Celery Sisters
  • Home Grown Vegetable
  • House of Veggies
  • Kids Vegetarian Adventures
  • Mighty Meat-less Cuisine
  • Modern Food Trends
  • My Foodie Lifestyle
  • My Meatless Life
  • Pack Vegetarian
  • Plate full of salad
  • The Tofu Sisters
  • Rocky Mountain Vegetarian
  • Sprouted Life
  • The Carrot Hugger
  • The Conscious Vegetarian
  • The Humane Veggie Grill
  • The Vegetable Rainbow
  • The Vegetarian Ranch
  • The Rockstar Tomato
  • The Veggie Stop
  • Vegetable Forst
  • Vegetable Girls
  • Vegetable Man
  • Vegetable Zilla
  • Vegetarian Focus
  • Vegetarian Fresh
  • Vegetarian Island
  • Vegetarian King
  • Vegetarian Matter
  • Vegetarian Mint
  • Vegetarian Town
  • Deep Fried Vegetable
  • Veggie Baby
  • Veggie-fied

Food truck designs

Express yourself with a custom food truck design created just for you by a professional designer. Need ideas? We’ve collected some amazing examples of food truck images from our global community of designers. Get inspired and start planning the perfect food truck design today.

rebranding foodtruck wrap design

BBQ restaurant need rebranding of the trucks to go with the restaurant. Restaurant is called meat up bbq, food truck is rebranding to just Meat Up- focus on not just BBQ but burgers, loaded fries, grilled cheeses, really whatever we want meat related.

Food truck wrap design concept

food truck with bright colors themed

Logo for a foodtruck in Corsica

Logo for a foodtruck in Corsica : Casellu. This foodtruck aims to offer healthy, local and modern food. The goal was to bring in the corsican region a very urban and modern concept. The foodtruck will be in a L'objecctif est citroen HY van from 1970. Clients from 18 to 50. The 3 main parts of the concept are authenticity, urban and street-food. They wanted a modern logo. The word "Casellu" means cabin in corsican.

Hikari japanese sushi food truck

Hikari japanese sushi food truck

Playful logo for Thai food truck

Cute and smiling (cartoony) Asian girl

Unique monoline type & mark for food truck

I scrutinized the design brief for a while before I started sketching things out, and I was intrigued by the desire to not have 'plant-based' be the marketing linchpin for their pop-up (which I hope becomes permanent). What I settled with was a new 'uniq' typeface for them. I wanted to make a modern, mono-line, san serif font that has design elements from classic diner signage (as food trucks are the new normal in casual dining). The B and R's have crossbars that cross the stem, evoking a 50's-era streamline trailer lettering and hand-painted diner signage. I loved making this type, and may develop it into a full alphabet font called 'cyber cafe' or something :) The bun is just cute, and let's people see from a thousand feet what they're selling and what they can expect. I matched the thickness of the letters for a web-friendly mono-line effect.

Burger concept that will appeal to 21-35 year old single adults that want fast food either before a night out or after going to a pub or club.


I decided to try my hand at some lore-relevant recipe ideas from what little was on the wiki.

Gigasteak (or a better name?)
Recipe: A large amount of raw alien meat (5-10?)
Desc: "You should see the face humans make when they see how big our steaks are. Especially when we tell them the beast we carved it off is still alive!" (too long?)
Reason: According to the lore, Avalon have enormous 'dreadnought' herbivore beasts with thick, fast-healing hides. So it would be reasonable that if they successfully domesticate or capture some such beasts, they'd be able to cut some impressive steaks, which would likely be a feature of communal dinners and celebrations.
Effect: extra-long "well-fed" buff for deterring hunger for a long time?

Kiri Jam, Kiri Tart, Kiri Donut (+etc?)
Reasoning: The lore states that the kiri goop is often served on its own and as desserts, so wouldn't there be quite a few Kiri-flavored/jellied desserts? The effects and descriptions would probably mirror those of the similar vanilla dishes.

Piru Crisps
Recipe: Piru flour, Potato
Desc: A barely filling distraction to snack on.
Reasoning: Avali junk food. That's all.
Effect: recipe makes 3 copies of piru crisps, but otherwise not very effective. For the budget cooker.

Spicy Piru Crisps
Recipe: Piru flour, Potato, Nakati Bark
Desc: Piru crisps with an extra bite!
Effect: 5 copies to one recipe, still not that filling.

Kanoli's Cannoli
Recipe: Piru Flour, Kiri Fruit (or Jam), Milk
Desc: Created by celebrity Avalon chef Kanoli after he found out about the human dessert resembling his name.
Reasoning: While contemplating avali names, I came up with the gem "Kanoli" and immediately thought of the above amusing scenario.

Nakati Slushie
Recipe: Nakati bark, Sugar, Snowballs
Desc: "Brain freeze or burnt tongue, everyone loses with this odd attempt at an Avalon-style hot cocoa."
Reasoning: I contemplated what if slushies were hot to Avali because of their water content, but more tolerable because it's partially frozen? I came up with this. Though probably inaccurate depending on the taste/what the nakati is most like. Maybe add cocoa/chocolate to the recipe as well.

False Fried Catalina
Recipe: Raw Poultry, Nakati Bark, Piru Flour
Description: A barely legal substitute of a banned dish, using alien equivalents in place of catalina meat.
Reasoning: Don't tell me no avali ever tried that after finding out about the human favorite.

Fevix Darkwatch changed description of More recipes and food items

I want to make a correction- I keep mixing up arsenic and ammonia. Avali aren't arsenic-based, they're ammonia-based.

Ammonia can be extracted from ordinary water and fertile soil, apparently, so keep that in mind.

Fevix Darkwatch changed description of More recipes and food items Fevix Darkwatch added More recipes and food items to Accepted

Out-Of-The-Box Things To Consider When Starting A Food Truck

  • Should I Relocate For A Food Truck Business?
  • Weekly Locations Or A Catering Machine?
  • Stick With What Works Or Create A New Brand?

3.) Should I Relocate For A Food Truck Business?

While this might sound like a no-brainer for some, others never consider it. And if you live in a bad spot (aka a place that doesn’t have a lot of foot traffic), then you might not be as successful as you want to be … to put it lightly.

Relocating could be something as simple as moving over one city or something more extreme like moving halfway across the country.

The key is figuring out where your food truck business will thrive.

Some ingredients to think about:

  1. Where will my food sell and where will it be popular?
  2. Perhaps I want to find a spot where it’s not popular in hopes of sticking out.
  3. Do I want to keep my business open year-round, and if so … do I want to move to a place that tends to have less harsh winters?

There are so many things to think about when debating on if you need to move to see success in the food truck industry. Everyone’s journey is different. There are food trucks in Florida, New York, Los Angeles and even Alaska — they are sprouting up all across America.

Where do you see your food truck business succeeding?

2.) Weekly Locations Or A Catering Machine?

This is a question that many restaurant owners are likely pondering.

Are you going to run your food truck like a normal truck in the sense that you travel from location to location on a weekly basis, or do you plan on only treating your truck like a catering service?

Spoiler alert: You can do both, and many food truck owners do.

Why did you plan on opening a food truck in the first place? Yes, you want to make more money and a food truck provides a great opportunity to do exactly that — especially if you own restaurants and already know what you’re doing — but what was your main goal with a food truck?

To spread brand awareness? To make catering easier for your sit-down restaurants? So you could travel to food truck events and treat your truck as a special event vehicle?

There could be many reasons, but it’s important to decide what path you’re going to take before you travel on it.

How can a food truck business best complement your sit-down restaurants? Everyone’s answer is different because every business is different.

1.) Stick With What Works Or Create A New Brand?

Should I stick with the same menu and food concept …. or should I create something completely new?

This is definitely an out-of-the-box thing to consider because many restaurant franchise owners would only think about going with their current menus (or smaller versions of their menus) and food concept. Why wouldn’t they think like that? After all, they already have the ingredients put in place and people love their food. It has already led to so much success.

However, it’s a unique thing to consider. If you own a restaurant that specializes in burgers, then your food truck could do that same concept but make the burgers more unique in terms of what actually goes on them — just as an example. Or you could incorporate a completely different concept than your burger restaurants, such as Mexican, Hawaiian, Thai or seafood concepts.

The point being, you can get as creative as you want with your food truck. You could even change the name. Of course, one of the main things you have going is the fact that people already recognize your business, so you might want to play it safe and just go with the same name, logo and a smaller menu. That is the direction that most owners seem to go in when complementing their restaurants with a food truck.

Many big companies have multiple brands and products, and if you’re looking to do something outside the box, you could create a different brand and sell different food at your mobile kitchen.

Need more advice when it comes to all things food trucks? Make sure to check out the article below (preview and link included).

10 Things Every Future Mobile Kitchen Owner Can Look Forward To

You Can Change Things Up With Food Truck Events

Tired of showing up at the same location every day for work? Well, in the food truck industry, you don’t have to! You can literally sign up for food truck events, which are all over the country. Not only are food truck events fun for everyone involved but you get to cook up a storm and show off your otherworldly recipes in the process.

In this industry, you can also hold catering gigs, which is yet another way to change up the work scenery/environment/location. Events and catering gigs also add another stream of income, which should be a major goal for any business owner.

Food Literally Becomes Your Life

While you have to be business savvy if you are going to make it in the food truck industry, one thing remains true for every owner — food literally becomes your life. Everything revolves around your product, which is, of course, food.”

Interested in getting into the food truck industry? Request a quote from us today to get going!

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For more food truck advice and inspiration, check out the rest of our blog here.

3 Things A Restaurant Franchise Can Do With A Food Truck Business

  • Use It As A Catering Machine
  • Go To The Customers
  • Add A Source Of Income And Bring On Expansion

3.) Use It As A Catering Machine

While, yes, many people operate their food trucks on a weekly basis and treat it more like a daily business (and you can do that as well if you would like), many companies also use food trucks for catering purposes.

Not only will a food truck make catering easier for your company since everything goes right in the truck, from the food to the equipment, but your food truck will be a mobile billboard at catering events since the logo and name will be right there on the food truck (it will be hard to miss, in fact).

This should help with brand awareness. It could also lead to one catering gig to the next, as well as more money for you and your business. On top of those benefits, you’re also making more people happy with your meals and recipes, and you’re interacting with customers.

You can gain a lot of feedback at catering gigs and with food trucks since they tend to be more personal since they have fewer employees and are a smaller business from a physical standpoint (it’s just the food truck, not an entire restaurant). This information can help you improve for the next catering job, it can lead to you incorporating new strategies at your restaurants, it can lead to you improving your business and it can lead to you bringing your customer service to the next level.

2.) Go To The Customers

Your sit-down restaurant can’t go to the customers, and this concept is why many restaurants fail, for some restaurants are simply in better areas than others in terms of tourist hotspots and foot traffic. A bad location alone could make it difficult to attract new customers and keep sales up.

Well, with a mobile kitchen, your business is mobile, so you can go to your customers. This can help you expand your target audience since you will be able to travel to many different areas and you might also enter food truck events. You can also advertise your restaurant(s) at your food truck (and vice versa).

You can travel to your customers during busy eating times, such as lunch and on the weekends. In terms of lunchtime, you can travel to business districts, downtown spots or even fitness centers. In terms of the weekends, you can conquer the above places as well as events that are going on around town, and really anywhere you’re legally allowed to park your food truck business and cook food.

Nevertheless, with a food truck, you can go where the customers are since your business does not have to stay in one place. That’s one of the biggest perks of a food truck (not only for owners but customers as well).

1.) Add A Source Of Income And Bring On Expansion

Business owners are always looking for new streams of income, and while food trucks are very hands-on in the sense that you will need employees to run your food truck, it can provide a solid source of income to your business.

Not to mention, it can also make expansion a real possibility.

The reasoning behind that: Food trucks typically cost less money to start up than sit-down restaurants. Plus, they tend to have lower overhead costs than restaurants. However, when managed properly (a good product is very much needed as well), they can bring in a ton of money.

So, with a food truck, a restaurant franchise can gain another stream of income and expand on the current business, and this expansion should be less money than the route that’s opening up another brick-and-mortar location.

There are, of course, many reasons why a restaurant franchise should consider entering the mobile kitchen industry, and the three ingredients above are just the beginning. After all, with a food truck, you can expand your brand, attract customers to your restaurants and so much more.

New to the food truck industry and looking for more advice and helpful information? Make sure to check out the article below (preview included)!

5 Basic Things To Look Into When Starting Your Food Truck Journey

4.) The Location Of Your Truck

“The good thing about the food truck industry is that your business is mobile, so you don’t necessarily have to stay in the same spot. With that in mind, permits, regulations, rules and laws do come into play, so it’s not like you can park wherever you want.

“Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you can’t start looking into destinations for your food truck. Typically, it’s best to set up shop in areas with a lot of foot traffic, which could include downtown areas, places where outdoor attractions are, business districts, etc.

“As a friendly reminder, you can find more than one location for your food truck, and you can also travel to food truck events and put on catering gigs, meaning you aren’t stuck in one spot, which is typically the case with sit-down restaurants.”

Interested in getting into the food truck industry? Request a quote from us today to get going!

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For more food truck advice and inspiration, check out the rest of our blog here.

5 Food podcasts you should be listening to

Growing up, we were always told not to play with our food, but what about listening to it? With food podcasts, you can.

Need more food news, current food trends or just friendly discussion about cooking, eating and restaurants? Next time you’re craving some food talk, tune in to one of these podcasts for your fix of all things food.

Want more food-related technology? Check out these iPhone apps for foodies >>

Spilled Milk

Molly Wizenberg and Matthew Amster-Burton combine food and humor in their podcast, Spilled Milk. Listen in as they discuss cooking tips and recipes, along with general food-related banter. You’re guaranteed a good time and a chuckle.

NPR: Food

In this podcast, interviews, recipes and other food stories are collected from NPR programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Recent NPR: Food chats discuss food trucks, hot dogs, pink slime, chocolate and BPA in food. What more could you need?

Read about the hot food trends for 2012 >>

The Dinner Party

Brought to you by American Public Media, The Dinner Party covers just about everything. Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam host this eclectic show as they interview celebrity guests, dole out etiquette tips, talk recipes, food finds and odd food news. This podcast is always a fun listen.

The Splendid Table

Also from American Public Media, The Splendid Table describes itself as &ldquothe show for people who love to eat.&rdquo If that describes you, tune in to hear host Lynne Rossetto Kasper take you on a journey through the culinary world. This feel-good podcast talks food in the most passionate way, touching on everything from beekeeping to wine and much more.

Keep up on the latest cooking techniques: Learn about molecular gastronomy >>

Food Network Humor

For a good laugh, some heavy satire and the occasional bad word, check out the Food Network Humor podcast. Although they are currently on hiatus, you can download previous episodes that poke fun at all the Food Network celebrities and say the things we’ve all been thinking as we watch Ina and Paula in their kitchens.

Know Your Needs Before You Shop

Your business model determines the food truck you buy.

A bakery, a mobile food vendor, and a non-profit meal delivery service each requires a different truck type and layout. Food businesses don’t all have the same equipment needs, size requirements, or budgets. Add to that the different state and local health regulations, and it’s no wonder things often get confusing when deciding which truck makes the ideal fit.

When you work with a food truck manufacturer, you’ll first answer several questions about your business and your needs. This helps you and the manufacturer determine which truck design will best serve your needs.

There’s no need to look at 24’ trucks if a cargo van makes a better fit for your unique business. And if you know you’ll need all the room that a step van affords, likewise there’s no need to look at box trucks.

Final Thoughts-Creative Food Business Name Ideas

If you’re ready to start your food business and have decided on a name, please share it with us below! Need more food business name ideas? Use this business name generator to create more awesome name ideas.

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