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5 Things Education Can Learn From The Food Truck Phenomenon

(Inspired by a Voxer Discussion with Jon Corippo)

Unless you have been hiding out in the remote hills of the Appalachians or something, you have probably noticed the onslaught and popularity of food trucks over the last several years. Food Trucks and Mobile Food are some of the hottest things in dining. Although street food is anything but new, almost every suburban and metropolitan area now has a plethora of food trucks serving everything from fusion to comfort food - and everything in between. In my own town, we have several special events based on food trucks as well as several new bars or pubs that allow food trucks to serve as their mobile kitchen. And even though they are using a familiar idea, why have food trucks become so popular? And better yet, what could schools and educators learn from the phenomenon?

Simplicity: Since Food Trucks are not large, they tend to simplify their menus. They can’t be one of those food vendors (like too many restaurants) that try to prepare, sell an…