The United States Food Truck Market Report is Segmented by Type (Vans, Trailers, Customized Trucks, and Others (Expandable Food Trucks, Etc. )), Application (Fast Food, Vegan and Plant Meat, Barbeque and Snacks, Desserts and Confectionery, and Others (Fruits and Vegetables, Etc. )), and Size (Up To 15 Feet, 16-25 Feet, and Above 25 Feet). The Report Offers Market Size and Forecasts for Food Trucks in Value (USD) for all the Above Segments.

United States Food Truck Market Size

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United States Food Truck Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 1.02 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 1.41 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 6.67 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

United States Food Truck Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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United States Food Truck Market Analysis

The United States Food Truck Market size is estimated at USD 1.02 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 1.41 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 6.67% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

Over the long term, consumers' shifting preference toward quick and convenient meal options, the high urbanization rate, and the increasing demand for fast-food consumption will serve as significant determinants for the growth of the US food truck market. Moreover, the increasing demand for meal options offered at lower prices among college-going students further catalyzes the increasing preference for customizable food trucks.

  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the public college enrollment in the United States touched 13.49 million in 2022, while the private college enrollment in the country stood at 5.09 million during the same period.
  • Further, the United States is one of the leading countries in the world, with the highest number of universities worldwide as of July 2023, amounting to approximately 3,180 establishments.

Due to the lower cost of operating a food truck compared to a traditional brick-and-mortar restaurant, more individuals prefer to launch their food truck brand. The quicker turnaround service time at these establishments is also convenient for consumers with a busy schedule. Therefore, food trucks are becoming popular in urban areas and congested cities. Furthermore, fast-food consumption among consumers has surged significantly in recent years, which various food trucks across the United States offer. Brand popularity and food quality are pivotal in enhancing brand presence.

In the coming years, although the expanding online food delivery services market is expected to hamper the industry's growth, the growing student and working-age population preferring to opt for faster food services will drive the demand for food trucks. Various manufacturers operating in the sector are strategizing to offer customizable food trucks as each owner has different requirements in terms of kitchen size and the overall size of the vehicles. With the increasing preference for consuming beverages and international cuisines in the United States, the food truck market is expected to surge significantly between 2024 and 2029.

United States Food Truck Market Trends

The Customized Truck Segment is Expected to Gain Traction Between 2024 and 2029

Food truck owners need a variety of specifications to operate their business, including the size of the trucks, kitchen size, and other parameters. Therefore, the customized truck segment has witnessed promising growth in recent years, owing to rising demand for customization. Although these types of trucks are costlier than the standard models that manufacturers extend to customers, with the increasing need for comfort, cooking space, and maintaining hygiene, this segment is expected to gain traction between 2024 and 2029.

Over the past few years, the van segment has been one of the most significant segments in the market, owing to its ease of use and the enhanced mobility experience. However, a rising demand for customized models exists with shifting needs and new brands being established. Commercial food brands increasingly prefer to use food trucks that they can operate for greater visibility. These brands target places such as malls, schools, universities, and other public parks to engage customers and expand their business profitability. These types of customers are one of the major end-users for customized trucks. Therefore, with consumers' growing interest in visiting public parks, a lucrative opportunity exists for brands to operate customized food trucks in these places to attract consumers across the United States.

  • According to the Trust for Public Land, Central Park in New York, Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, and Lincoln Park in Chicago were the leading parks in the United States, with the highest visits in 2022. Central Park in New York recorded 42 million visits in 2022, followed by Golden Gate Park with 24 million visits and Lincoln Park with 18 million visits during the same period.

Moreover, various administrations and authorities of public parks and universities across the United States are attracting bids for leasing specific spaces for food truck businesses, which is expected to impact the segment's growth positively. For instance, the National Park of Boston announced a bid in March 2024 to lease out specific spaces for food truck vendors. The lease provided to the food truck owners helps the administration generate more revenue and attract consumers to these establishments. This is anticipated to foster the growing demand for customized truck segments across the United States in the coming years.

United States Food Truck Market: City Parks with the Highest Visitation in the United States, in Million, 2022, By Selected Parks

The Fast Food Segment Accounted for the Largest Share in the Market

Fast food consumption in the United States is rapidly growing, with a preference for food items such as pizza, burgers, chicken, sandwiches, and fish and chips. To cater to the increasing demand, various business owners increasingly prefer to launch fast food truck brands that can provide seamless customer service at an affordable price and at a lower turnaround time.

  • Pizza, burgers, and chicken were the most ordered fast foods in the United States in the first quarter of 2023. According to a survey, pizza retained the top spot, with 29% of individuals stating they ordered this item frequently in the first quarter of 2023, followed by burgers (25%) and chickens (19%).

Fast food truck vendors are eyeing to expand their brand presence by launching several outlets in different cities to gain a competitive edge in the market. The integration of several fast food truck segments is also becoming crowded; therefore, these players are extensively focused on offering quality food items to consumers. These brands compete on various parameters, including location, food quality, delivery time, number of items on the menu, and a standard operating procedure. These owners prefer availing vans or food trucks depending on the size of the kitchen and the estimated average number of customers they want to cater to per day.

In the coming years, the vegan and plant meat segment is also expected to contribute to a major share of the market, owing to the rising preference for consuming healthier alternatives and tackling the issue of animal cruelty. Even though the vegan and plant meat food truck market is expected to showcase considerable growth, the demand for the fast food segment will be intact in the market. Apart from the fast food segment, the desserts and confectionary segment of the market also holds a substantial share.

United States Food Truck Market: Most Ordered Fast Food Types in the United States, in %, as of Q1 2023

United States Food Truck Industry Overview

The US food truck market is fragmented and highly competitive due to several domestic manufacturers in the ecosystem offering advanced food truck products, including vans, trailers, and expandable food trucks. Some of the major players are Prestige Food Trucks, United Food Truck LLC, M&R Speciality Trailers and Trucks, MSM Catering Trucks, Custom Concessions, All American Food Trucks, and the Fud Trailer Company. These players are actively garnering more client contracts for building food trucks as required by the end-users to enhance their business presence across the United States. Further, these players spend hefty sums to offer consumers high-quality and efficient food trucks. For instance,

  • In January 2023, Premier Food Trucks, with operations in the United States, declared 2022 as the busiest time in the company's history after completing the production of 20 custom food truck builds over the year. Further, the company stated that these trucks offered the highest quality gas/diesel food truck construction with state-of-the-art metal fabrication techniques, high-quality refrigeration generators, stainless steel counter space, and fixtures. Some of the company's major clients include Cousins Maine Lobster, Auntie Anne's Pretzels, and Jamba Juiand Carolarvel Ice Cream.

The market is anticipated to witness an increasing demand for custom-built food trucks catering to specific consumer requirements. Various players operating in the ecosystem will start diversifying their business portfolio by offering custom-built food trucks in the coming years compared to the traditional business operation of providing standardized models to customers.

United States Food Truck Market Leaders

  1. Prestige Food Trucks

  2. United Food Truck LLC

  3. M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks

  4. MSM Catering Trucks Mfg. Inc.

  5. Custom Concessions

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

United States Food Truck Market Concentration
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United States Food Truck Market News

  • March 2024: The National Park of Boston in the United States announced the call for bids for food truck vendors to operate at the Charlestown Navy Yard through a Request for Bids (RFB) proposal. The administration is willing to lease two spaces identified by the National Park Service (NPS) as suitable for mobile food and beverage vending in the Charlestown Navy Yard at Boston National Historical Park. Further, the administration stated that the minimum rent for the lease is USD 40 per shift per day.
  • April 2023: Aggie Campus Basic Needs Center, Student Housing and Dining Services, and the Division of Student Affairs announced a partnership to launch a food truck brand, AggieEats, to address food insecurity among students at the University of California, Davies, in the United States. The food truck operates in four locations: East Quad, Student Health and Wellness Center, Storer Hall, and West Village, and are open on weekdays between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.

United States Food Truck Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Consumer Preference toward Fast Food Consumption Fosters the Growth of the Market

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Rapid Integration of Online Food Delivery Services Hampers the Growth of the Market

    3. 4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value - USD)

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Vans

      2. 5.1.2 Trailers

      3. 5.1.3 Customized Trucks

      4. 5.1.4 Others (Expandable Food Trucks, etc.)

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Fast Food

      2. 5.2.2 Vegan and Plant Meat

      3. 5.2.3 Barbeque and Snacks

      4. 5.2.4 Desserts and Confectionery

      5. 5.2.5 Others (Fruits and Vegetables, etc.)

    3. 5.3 By Size

      1. 5.3.1 Up to 15 Feet

      2. 5.3.2 16-25 Feet

      3. 5.3.3 Above 25 Feet


    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 Prestige Food Trucks

      2. 6.2.2 United Food Truck LLC

      3. 6.2.3 M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks

      4. 6.2.4 MSM Catering Trucks Mfg. Inc.

      5. 6.2.5 The Fud Trailer Company

      6. 6.2.6 Custom Concessions

      7. 6.2.7 All American Food Trucks

      8. 6.2.8 Farber Specialty Vehicles

      9. 6.2.9 US Food Truck Factory

      10. 6.2.10 Sizemore Ultimate Food Trucks

      11. 6.2.11 Titan Trucks Manufacturing

      12. 6.2.12 Golden State Trailers


    1. 7.1 Lower Cost of Operation Compared to Brick-and-Mortar Restaurants Fuels the Market Demand

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United States Food Truck Industry Segmentation

A food truck is a large motorized vehicle such as a van, multi-stop truck, or trailer equipped to store, transport, cook, and sell food. Some food trucks also have an on-board kitchen, which can utilized to prepare food from scratch.

The US food truck market is segmented by type, application, and size. By type, the market is segmented into vans, trailers, customized trucks, and others (expandable food trucks, etc.). By application, the market is segmented into fast food, vegan and plant meat, barbeque and snacks, desserts and confectionery, and others (fruits and vegetables, etc.). By size, the market is segmented into up to 15 feet, 16-25 feet, and above 25 feet.

The report offers market size and forecasts for food trucks in value (USD) for all the above segments.

By Type
Customized Trucks
Others (Expandable Food Trucks, etc.)
By Application
Fast Food
Vegan and Plant Meat
Barbeque and Snacks
Desserts and Confectionery
Others (Fruits and Vegetables, etc.)
By Size
Up to 15 Feet
16-25 Feet
Above 25 Feet
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United States Food Truck Market Research FAQs

The United States Food Truck Market size is expected to reach USD 1.02 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 6.67% to reach USD 1.41 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the United States Food Truck Market size is expected to reach USD 1.02 billion.

Prestige Food Trucks, United Food Truck LLC, M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks, MSM Catering Trucks Mfg. Inc. and Custom Concessions are the major companies operating in the United States Food Truck Market.

In 2023, the United States Food Truck Market size was estimated at USD 0.95 billion. The report covers the United States Food Truck Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the United States Food Truck Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

United States Food Truck Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 United States Food Truck market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. United States Food Truck analysis includes a market forecast outlook for 2024 to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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