As per the current market research conducted by the CMI Team, the global Food Truck Market size is expected to record a CAGR of 6.2% from 2023 to 2032. In 2022, the market size is projected to reach a valuation of USD 5.01 Billion. By 2032, the valuation is anticipated to reach USD 7.55 Billion.

Food Truck Market: Growth Factors and Dynamics

  • Consumer Trends: Changing consumer preferences and demands play a significant role in shaping the food truck market. Consumers are seeking diverse, convenient, and unique food experiences, which align well with the offerings of food trucks. Trends in healthier eating, international cuisines, and sustainable practices also impact food truck menus and operations.
  • Urbanization: The rapid urbanization of cities around the world has contributed to the growth of the food truck market. As urban populations increase, so does the demand for quick and accessible dining options, making food trucks an attractive choice for busy city dwellers.
  • Entrepreneurial Opportunities: The food truck industry offers aspiring entrepreneurs a lower-cost entry point into the food service sector compared to traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants. This has led to a surge in new food truck startups, contributing to the market’s expansion.
  • Events and Festivals: Food trucks are often invited to participate in various events, festivals, and gatherings. These opportunities provide exposure to a large audience and drive revenue for food truck operators, encouraging their presence in the market.
  • Social Media and Marketing: The rise of social media has had a profound impact on the food truck industry. Food truck operators leverage platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to build a strong online presence, engage with customers, and promote their locations and menus in real time.
  • Regulatory Environment: Local regulations and permitting processes can significantly influence the growth and operations of food trucks in different regions. Supportive and streamlined regulations can foster the growth of the food truck market, while restrictive or complex regulations may present challenges for operators.
  • Economic Factors: Economic conditions, such as disposable income, inflation rates, and consumer spending patterns, can affect consumer behavior and the demand for food truck offerings.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 5.26 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2032 USD 7.55 Billion
Market Size in 2022 USD 5.01 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 6.2% CAGR
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2032
Key Segment By Serving Type, Types of Vehicle and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Food Truck Market: COVID-19 Analysis

Impact on Operations:

  • During the pandemic, many food trucks faced temporary closures or reduced operations due to lockdowns, social distancing measures, and restrictions on public gatherings and events.
  • The closure of offices, schools, and public spaces also led to a decrease in foot traffic, affecting food truck sales in areas heavily dependent on such customers.

Adoption of Safety Measures:

  • Food trucks had to implement stringent health and safety measures to protect customers and staff. These measures included increased sanitation, contactless payment options, and limited customer capacity.

Shift to Delivery and Takeout:

  • Some food trucks adapted to the situation by focusing on takeout and delivery services. They partnered with delivery platforms or implemented their delivery services to reach customers who preferred dining at home during the pandemic.
  • Food truck operators heavily reliant on events and festivals faced challenges, as many of these gatherings were cancelled or postponed during the pandemic. This led to revenue losses for many food truck businesses.

Adaptation and Innovation:

  • Some food truck operators pivoted their business models and menus to cater to changing consumer needs during the pandemic. For example, some food trucks offered meal kits or pre-packaged meals for at-home cooking.

Global Food Truck Market 2023–2032 (By Billion)

List of the prominent players in the Food Truck Market:

  • Prestige Custom Food Truck Manufacturer
  • EasyTracGPS Inc.
  • Roaming Hunger
  • Good Food Truck Company
  • Roundup World Street Kitchen
  • Food Truck India
  • Food Truck Company B.V.
  • Mallaghan
  • M&R Trailers
  • Bostonian Body Inc.
  • Others

The Food Truck Market is segmented as follows:

By Serving Type

  • Ice Cream
  • Barbeque Food
  • Snack Food
  • Beverage Serve
  • Fast Food
  • Fruits & Vegetable Seller
  • Other

By Types of Vehicle

  • Full-Size Van
  • Bus
  • Ape
  • Any Large or Extra-Large Vehicle

By Region

North America

  • The U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico


  • France
  • The UK
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America