Food trucks are far from a new invention. They go back to the American Civil War. They’ve experienced a significant rise in popularity in the past five years, with thousands of trucks serving all forms of cuisine. The cultural relevance of food trucks has been heavily discussed, particularly the growth effect on local restaurateurs. In the context of urban design, food trucks can provide a public meeting space. Clusters of food trucks provide an attraction while simultaneously increasing pedestrian activity along a street. Food trucks provide an option that is quick and inexpensive, directly combating the appeal of fast food restaurants. Equally importantly, food trucks can be an intermediate step leading to a more permanent location, allowing aspiring restaurateurs to gauge the response from the public to new ideas.