The Food Truck Industry

Food trucks have brought convenience and variety to an industry where there was a gap in the market for this kind of flexibility. Food trucks have become the answer for busy people looking for tasty variety, on the go, and at affordable prices.

Filthy Moustache offers catering food trucks for hire in Johannesburg and Pretoria. With their wide variety, to suit any event, be sure to contact them today for a quotation.

The History of the Food Truck

1966 was the first time that the world was introduced to the food truck. This food truck of the time was created by Charles Goodnight and was called the chuck truck. It was essentially a wagon that was equipped with a portable kitchen. This vehicle was designed for a month-long trip that was Charles Goodnights’ first cattle drive. The vehicle that he made use of for this purpose was an old army surplus wagon that he had modified.

It had been designed with all the trimmings, including storage space, shelves, a water barrel, and a hinged window. The food that was transported was preserved or was food that he was able to gather along his journey, and suited his purpose well.

The first proper food stand was created in 1872 by a man named Walter Scott who saw the opportunity to sell his goods to hurried passers-by and journalists. He created his wagon as a food stand by cutting windows out from a covered wagon and selling pies and coffee.

World War II saw a great rise in the availability of food trucks when the first ice cream truck was designed. Mobile food carts began to be positioned at most army bases and construction sites for hungry soldiers and workers. Then in the 1950s and 1960s, there was a rise in chip trucks, with the popularity of the taco truck rising in 1970 with immigration trends.

Food trucks were very rudimentary to start with, selling quick and affordable on-the-go meals to blue-collar society. Today we have the luxury of hiring a food truck specifically designed for specific events, depending on the needs of the client. Filthy Moustache has a variety of options available and offers the best in catering food trucks for hire in Johannesburg and Pretoria.


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