A Little Bit on Why We Created This Website
My girlfriend and I were trying out different ideas for our date nights and we decided to try out a food truck. We both started searching the internet and Facebook to see what kind of food truck that we would both like to try. I took to Google and started to type in "food trucks in San Antonio", and all I found was a few websites that listed a few different food trucks but their information was either out of date, the location was wrong, or they were no longer in business. I looked at a few different sites until I got frustrated with searching on unappealing websites that had out-of-date information. Thankfully my girlfriend found a spot where food trucks were able to gather, The Block, and we decided to go there and see what was around.
Well, when we showed up (after driving 25ish minutes to get there) there were only 3 food trucks open (and this was at 8 pm on a Friday night, we thought that would be prime time for food trucks). We were really disappointed but we decided to order and try out the trucks that were there, and they were really good. Moving on to the next week we had to search on Facebook for a while (at least 45 minutes) until we found a food truck that we both thought sounded good. Well, when we showed up at that truck they DIDN'T EVEN TAKE CREDIT CARDS! We never carry cash on us but that truck accepted payments other ways (cash app, venmo, etc) but still, we were frustrated that we didn't know that before showing up. I thought that there needed to be an easier way to search different kinds of food trucks in a timely manner and know what type of payment they accepted before we showed up.
Well, I had an idea of creating a website that allowed food truck owners to log in and register their food truck on showcase what they made, what payments they accepted, and where they were going to be at for the day or for the week. Now I own a small website business so building a website for a common food truck page was quick and easy for me but I had a lot of questions along the way. That is why we decided to create the Facebook group, Food Trucks of San Antonio, so we can start getting food truck owners and food truck enthusiasts all in one spot to start learning what was all entailed in trying to market a food truck. With the group growing as fast as it was we seemed hopeful that we would start to ease that level of frustration that we felt when we first started looking around for food trucks.
We know we weren't the only people that got frustrated when we first started looking into food trucks, but we decided to take action. Our basis of the website was a spot where food truck owners could come and register their truck for free and as the website gained more traction, the food truck owners would then see an increase in revenue from more people knowing where they were at. Even now the website still really hasn't gained any traction (we did have a few food trucks on there but there was an issue with the hosting provider so we made the decision to move to a different provider. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to get those food truck owners back on board on the website).
In short, We hope to grow this into something really great for food truck owners and enthusiasts alike. This website is here to support our local business and bring our community together all on one convenient platform.