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Food truck, one thing you must have seen in New York City, are you sometimes walking on the street and wondering, how did they occupy the city? what are its origins, cultures, and histories? Well, here is the answer:


In 1691, the first street food vendors came to New York City to sell oysters and clams, the most accessible food at the time. Then, in the 80s, with more immigrants coming to the United States, street food started to transform – by involving more diverse food including sausages, hot corns, etc. The customer group back then was most blue-collar workers.


In the 2008 recession, 8 million people have lost their jobs, food truck business once again draw people’s attention, a lot of people who had culinary skills were trying to start their business started from a food truck, that’s when the food truck was popularized in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc, with more culture diversities.

The food truck industry performs with consistent excellence and outdoes the restaurant industry every year. Until 2020, the food truck industry averaged a yearly growth of 7.5%.

Then COVID hit.


At first, like all restaurants, most food trucks lost customers because of the lockdown, some can not get government economic relief due to various reasons (undocumented, business registration, etc).


Since 2020.3, 10.2% of all U.S. restaurants and 22.5% of all food trucks in the U.S. permanently closed. Many had to sell their businesses.


Yumpling, a food truck that was planning to open its new restaurant in March 2020, though struggled, was lucky enough to start its new chapter during the pandemic......

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