Food Trucks Are Stale. Line Up for Food Scooters

A gourmet sandwich truck in Van Nuys, Calif. Photograph by Los Angeles Daily News/Zuma Press

Food trucks helped make street vending a $1.5 billion industry in the U.S. last year, according to research firm IBISWorld. Plenty of aspiring entrepreneurs are salivating. But getting a full-service food truck rolling can cost upwards of $100,000, says Howard Leonhardt, who recently launched a venture to sell food trikes and scooters for a fraction of that price.

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