LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – As more and more people move to southern Nevada, more and more restaurants are trying to start new businesses, leading to more food trucks being seen in many local neighborhoods.
Shawn Collins is the co-owner and chef of Shawn’s Puffy Tacos and says he came up with the idea for a food truck after the epidemic began.
“It was a great choice to be able to pick a Phase 1 starting with a food truck before the actual restaurant,” Collins explained. “We did really well with the pop-ups and decided to buy a truck and we are now in our 13th month in the food truck and everything is fine.”
As a chef, Collins says working for himself and creating his own menu is a dream come true.
“We have about 1,000 food trucks there this month and they’re all great,” he added.
Alicia Syberson, co-owner and marketing expert at Shawn’s Puffy Tacos, told 8NewsNow that there must be a culture when it comes to the food truck industry.
“The sky is the limit right now,” he revealed. “The food truck industry has become a tight night industry and we really like working with each other.”
Aaron Stewart owns Secret Menu Coffee and says he started his business a year ago.
“Right now with the rise in property prices it makes a lot of sense that you can get stuck in a lease and you can get a building and you have to pay a lot of money where you can start a food truck relatively and expensively,” Stewart said.
Food truck owners who spoke to 8News Now say that thanks to the younger generation, they believe they will continue to gain momentum.