‘Greatest Resolution’ | Meals truck homeowners thrive in Greensboro

According to a report by researcher IBIS-World, the food truck business is set to exceed $ 1 billion by 2022.

GREENSBORO – It’s a trending way of life that now supports hundreds of families in Greensboro. Food trucks are an alternative way for people to start their own small business. Thousands of hungry people will head to Randleman for the North Carolina Food Truck State Championship this weekend.

According to a report by researcher IBIS-World, the food truck business is set to exceed $ 1 billion by 2022.

Bob Haberer opened the HomeSlice pizza restaurant in Greensboro in 2012. Two years later he was ready to expand.

“My buddy talked me into a food truck without knowing that this was the best decision I’ve made in the last six years,” said Haberer.

In his case, the first restaurant led to a food truck that led to two other restaurants. Soon he’ll be opening his second food truck.

For Nick Benshoff, a truck helped finance a stationary location. When he was only 25, he opened the Bandito Burrito Food Truck. The success of the truck enabled the capital to open Bandito Bodega on West Friendly Avenue. At the age of 31, he now has 13 employees.

“It was one of the best decisions I’ve made personally. I cooked in a restaurant and earned a lot less to own a business and take care of my family,” said Benshoff.

Greensboro began approving food trucks in 2012 and currently has 79 mobile food vendor approvals. Reggie Delahanty, the city’s economic development and business support coordinator, says the idea was adopted as a way to add vibrancy to outdoor spaces.

“The most likely places to see food trucks are in events, in the parks, so that kind of adds to the overall feel of the city,” he said.

“You can just reach a completely different audience. You can meet the whole triad. You can meet weddings, you can hold music events, you can hold furniture market events,” said Haberer.

He is looking forward to further successes with his business – on and off the wheels.

HomeSlice will be competing in the North Carolina Food Truck State Championships. To find out more about the event, click here.

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