What’s the food truck and the food trailer scene in the rest of the world?

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This article is a continuation on a week-long series covering the mobile food industry.

In America, to call food trucks and food trailers as new hot thing is something of an understatement. From national news coverage to even reality shows, the mobile food world in the U.S. is getting more coverage than ever. But what is going on around the world? What goes on in the mobile food scene in countries where they may not have a cable variety show? It’s time to find out.

The vehicles are generally smaller.

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Unlike here in the ‘States, where food trucks can be so large that even fire engine as used as food trucks. But around the globe, it’s a different scene. Primarily, it’s because commercial vehicle markets are vastly different (here are the new commercial vehicle offerings from Ford UK, for example). Not to mention Europe (in particular) is known for narrow roads.

The regulations differ (depending on the region)

But besides different vehicle sizes, another big different on the mobile food world are the regulations. Looking to start a mobile food business in the UK? You’ll have to start doing some serious homework. If you’re looking to start street food stall business in Vienna, Austria, for example, there’s a separate page on their website just for regulations. That is of course, compared to America–where more and more cities are just proposing regulations for food trucks and food trailers.