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Food trucks and mobile restaurants, new proposals for moving gastronomy


Dinner on the Road (Dinner on the way) It is a new gastronomic experience that will begin its journey in late October as the first mobile restaurant in the world.

Belgian entrepreneurs Stefan Kerkhofs and David Ghysels already run successfully for 2006 the project of flying restaurants Dinner in the Sky (Dinner in the Sky). This time, They want to descend from the heights to its customers, specifically to a futuristic vehicle almost entirely transparent, Hopefully those concerned tinted windows through which only people inside the vehicle can see outside without being seen from outside, but a similar experience would be an animal zoo, although it would not be surprising, because lately it is becoming fashionable that seeing others eat.

Leaving aside the foibles of each, the original and attractive bet is focused on this vehicle equipped with a professional kitchen and a digital table 16 diners. The mobile restaurant will collect customers where they are and take them to where they want to move, well on the way they admire the surroundings while eating.

Dinner on the Road was born as the first mobile restaurant in the world but this project reminds us to known food trucks, those trucks hawking food. According to the blog 100profitable business, They are a good idea that can transform a restaurant into something very productive.

It is to provide a traditional business innovation, in this case it gives flexibility and lower costs. Move to direct customer search, what can become a very profitable action.

Food moving in Paris

In Paris and a very similar project was hatched. The city of lights has many places to visit and a way to cross them all is on board Bustronome, a bus linking sightseeing with gastronomy. We're talking about Paris, so it's a luxury bus, conditioning as the most sophisticated Parisian restaurants. Two hours at noon and two hours at night during which you can admire the icons of the city while enjoying high quality food. But the French capital and offered us food on the move, in this case floating food, with its romantic dinners on board ships plying the Seine.

From the United States comes the concept of food carts, something that Spain is not so common. Usually they sell sandwiches or hot dogs, easy meal to eat anywhere. And if you opt for a more elaborate menu and emplazáramos on multiple sites in a fixed schedule? So customers acostumbraríamos. Maybe winter is not a very comfortable option but in times of good weather, more fancy eating terraced, for example. Instead of a cart, in this case, We should opt for a van well prepared to offer a better dining options.

The advantage of this business is that a vehicle is cheaper than paying rent for a local, coupled with the ease of moving from one area to another looking for places where there is more supply. Drawbacks derive, mainly, local administration, Maybe this many facilities to occupy public space or vice versa.

Speaking mobile food we can come to the head greasy hamburger or sandwich shops in the most tawdry, but here are some examples, showing, the food with star not only be served in sophisticated restaurants. beautiful and classic vans, vans vintage with a graphic image carefully, increasingly food trucks Spaniards have quality food on wheels to celebrations, festivals, cultural events…

Mr Frank and the Butis: catering real sausage snacks.

La jamoneta: jamón ibérico puro de bellota de Sánchez Romero Carvajal servido en una Volkswagen Caravelle.

Caravan made: sándwiches gourmet con verduras y hortalizas del huerto de sus dueños.

Eureka: comida de calidad elaborada con productos biológicos y de proximidad. En su web informan sobre dónde están en cada momento. De hecho, la comunicación de estos negocios en redes sociales puede ayudar mucho a atraer a la clientela.

La Mafia: Con motivo de su 15 aniversario, la franquicia ha lanzado su Foodtruck con una propuesta gastronómica basada en las especialidades de sus restaurantes: pizza, pasta, antipasti y ensaladas, que seguro que hará las delicias de sus clientes.

Legislación española para Food Trucks:

La legislación española reconoce, regula y autoriza, con determinados requisitos, la venta ambulante de alimentos. El gran inconveniente en España es que se restringe su funcionamiento a lugares o eventos determinados: mercadillos, ferias, festivales, eventos, festejos populares… Olvidemos la movilidad absoluta.

Algunos de los requisitos imprescindibles para regentar un negocio de este tipo son:

  • Certificado de hallarse al corriente de obligaciones tributarias y de la Seguridad Social.
  • Copias de los contratos de trabajo de todos los que participan en el negocio.
  • Certificación de haber recibido formación suficiente en manipulación de alimentos.
  • Alta en el impuesto de Actividades Económicas.
  • Seguro de Responsabilidad Civil, no es obligatorio pero sí aconsejable.

Parece que la gastronomía se mueve…¿Qué opinas?

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Sobre el autor

Periodista con Máster en Comunicación Digital. Curiosa desde que nació. Siempre con un cuaderno y un libro en la mochila. Le fascina investigar sobre temas novedosos e interesantes relacionados con el Social Media Restauranting. De Burgos, concretamente, Salas de los Infantes.


1 Comment

  1. Creo que además de los requisitos expuestos indispensables falta entre otros como necesario el dónde se elabora ó transforma la materia prina, es decir, la trazabilidad del producto desde el proveedor que nos suministra hasta el cliente final. La cadena de frío si la requiere, y se elaboro en la Food Truck, cómo me llega el producto, las materias? Han precisado una anterior manipulación?
    Ojo con Sanidad, la inspección que observa y vigila.
    Y el permiso de ocupación en vía pública? No tiene nada que decir Urbanismo, el Ayto. de cada municipio?

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