…I wish there are food trucks here in Phil.

Philippines
July 25, 2012 5:25am CST
Food trucks are a common way of selling food in the US and I hope some entrepreneurs here in the Phils. will also copy their method of selling food. I recently became addicted in watching a program called Eat St., which focuses on how food trucks operate and their delectable menus. Too mad they can’t be found here. They will be a refreshing change from the usual karenderia and convenience store food. I guess I would like to see business people putting a twist on how food is prepared and served. Most of them are in the streets and easily accessible.
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8 responses
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
Hahah! Wont our Jolly Jeeps in Makati qualify for that? They too serve yummy lunch and many officepeople order from there.
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
Hell Graceekwenx, It's been a while since I'v heard the word Jolly Jeeps, but they don't branch out as Jollibee's isn't it.I have search it in youtube though, it's more likely a food delivery but inside a fast food. i think it has started from a ice cream truck and it grew from there. too bad though they don't have permanent place for reaching the customers that much
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
I haven’t heard of Jolly jeeps though it sounds very interesting. If you can remember some of their offerings, then it must be really good.
@katrinapaz (2438)
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
i heard of that too and seen it on tv. I just wonder if the people here in the Philippines will like it since there are food stalls in almost every meter here in the street. but then it is still a refreshing idea nevertheless.
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
Food stalls are good but they almost never offer anything new or subjected to health inspections. I think those people who do their business by food trucks also try to innovate it terms of choice. They create their own recipes and sell to people. And they serve more people since they are roaming around. I do hope that some people would come with this kind of business. More food for everyone.
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
There are food trucks here in the Philippines as late as the 80's but they are generally gone because it is more expensive to concert a truck or a van to a food truck and they generally don't have enough space to do the cooking or their preparations. The last food truck of some sort that I saw here in the Philippines is a Semi-Truck converted into a burger machine stall. They will generally move the truck after they have closed the store and opened it again in the same location the next morning.
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
Well, that answers my wondering about the business itself. I guess it might not really catch here in the Phils. Since some Filipinos are not into sued to the idea. Anyway, thanks for informing me about the history of food trucks here in the Phils. At least, I got enlightened.
@inkyuboz (1288)
• Mandaluyong City, Philippines
25 Jul 12
When I hear food trucks, I immediately thought Burger Machine. But then again, they're not mobile, so yeah, that was a wasted thought.
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
I guess these trucks ca really start in subdivisions since food stalls are hardly permitted there. In addition, they got to be inspected by people in the place.
@louievill (18640)
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
That's a good idea but sorry, in the Philippines, it just does not work that way, here when you try to put up something every body seems to want to have a slice of the pie that your idea becomes not feasible, let me elaborate based on the idea, for one LTO (land transportation office) would charge and ask you something for modifying your vehicles etc, BIR ( our version of IRS) would look for all sorts of thing, your books and what you are up to, the unpredictable price of fuel will make your business unpredictable, the state of the roads, tolls you have to pay, plus the "kotong" (rogue elements from the MMDS traffic enforcement and police in your area), they all want to have a share, there are much more but my point is, unless we make biz environment in our country in favor of entrepreneur, we will never take offwe might as well serve foreign masters ( no offense to our ofws whom we also consider heroes)
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
I don’t know whether I hate or I love your scenarios. But all the events you mentioned are every plausable. No wonder not many Filipinos are afraid to start business instead of being forever employed because of the so many things you have to endure just to make sure that a business survives or even get approved.
• Philippines
25 Jul 12
Hello Jeanneyvonne, I thought i saw some of those trailers in Makati when i used to work and then. but probably not as big as trucks. i don't know, it needs a lot of appliances before you actually set up something like that. there is limitation for water usage though, unless you will only disposable plates and utensil. needs needs refrigration just to preverse the foods to be served
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
If it just a trailer, it can also function as a truck for the same function. I mean, It can be moved around and has room to prepare and serve food so basically it can qualify as one. What you describe is basically what and how a food truck functions. They usually used disposable utensils and boxes (to put the food in).
@riyauro (6430)
• India
25 Jul 12
oh i have not heard of this program, but the idea sounds great. I have never come across a food truck in my life. Maybe i want to see that too. It would be nice that food is available on the streets. I wish we have it as well. I will try to see the program to check on it. Have a good day.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
Well I think I saw some in Makati Area but instead of a truck it is just a ford fiera or kind of a jeepney turned karenderia style. I just forgot where it is but I think they usually park near where offices and employees frequent and from there they would just add eating area for their customers who want to eat there. After office hours they close and leave the place.