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(BusinessWeek)   Food trucks have officially jumped the shark   (businessweek.com) divider line 53
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2014-04-01 12:54:48 AM  
A food truck on a cruise ship sounds like a recipe for some yummy norovirus.
 
2014-04-01 01:39:16 AM  
I expected a story about a food truck that serves shark meat. Oh well.
 
2014-04-01 02:28:08 AM  
fta "People are seeing them everywhere and on TV, but they don't get to experience them, especially in smaller markets."

So their target market is people who go on RCL cruises, but haven't 'experienced' food trucks...

img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-01 02:43:50 AM  

Notabunny: fta "People are seeing them everywhere and on TV, but they don't get to experience them, especially in smaller markets."

So their target market is people who go on RCL cruises, but haven't 'experienced' food trucks...

[img.photobucket.com image 435x326]


That wasn't really an RCL cruise, that was a three hour tour.
 
2014-04-01 02:45:39 AM  
Food trucks jumped the shark farking years ago. At least the 'foodie' type, anyhow.

There were food trucks outside my HS in the mid-90's. Best farking italian beef sandwiches...
 
2014-04-01 02:46:04 AM  
LOOK AT ME, LURLEEN! IM ORDERING A TACO FROM A VAN LIKE A REAL HIPPIESTER QUEER!
 
2014-04-01 02:54:49 AM  
Cruise ships, the world's largest Petri dish.
 
2014-04-01 02:56:13 AM  

robohobo: Food trucks jumped the shark farking years ago. At least the 'foodie' type, anyhow.

There were food trucks outside my HS in the mid-90's. Best farking italian beef sandwiches...


Been to Portland lately? Remember to visit, but don't stay.
 
2014-04-01 02:57:25 AM  
The Dog House is more like a sidewalk lemonade stand, a kitschy storefront slinging brats as one of the ship's complimentary dining venues.

So in other words it has jack shiat to do with food trucks. A food truck on the ocean would be some dude puttering alongside the cruise ship in a little yacht with a hibachi on the fantail. Not some built-in permanent restaurant maintained by the ship's mess crew.
 
2014-04-01 03:00:01 AM  
Portland is exactly the sort of place I would expect to be dirty with foodie type trucks.

If that's what you were implying.
 
2014-04-01 03:07:52 AM  
Not sure if April Fools...
 
2014-04-01 03:30:13 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: Cruise ships, the world's largest Petri dish.


Yup.  I've no problem eating from food trucks, but you couldn't pay me to go on a cruise ship owned by a big multi-national.

/A boat in the Mediterranean with 50 other passengers?  Now you're talking my language.
 
2014-04-01 03:32:01 AM  
I knew a woman back in the '90s who had the idea for a hot dog stand on a boat to float in lakes around northern IL. I don't think she ever realized her dream though.
 
2014-04-01 04:40:19 AM  
Reporting on the decorations used in the little theme restaurant things in the cruise ship cafeterias has to qualify as a slow news day even by the standards of the food columnist for a mostly business-focused magazine.
 
2014-04-01 05:22:51 AM  
Read that as 'Ford' trucks...
 
2014-04-01 05:46:26 AM  
Mmmmm....shark fin soup.
 
2014-04-01 05:46:43 AM  
i thought about buying a second hand one to start a small business, but found out the tax for that in my area is around 100k a year. [redacted by the NSA]. fark that.
 
2014-04-01 06:12:50 AM  

ruta: Not sure if April Fools...


Well, I'm pretty sure. The best ones have a ring of truth to them.
 
2014-04-01 06:17:08 AM  
If you want the last word on tacky, look no further than a cruise ship. Next up: all-night cubano Bell drive through, and a double-wide mockup where you can sit in your underwear and watch a Three's Company marathon.
 
2014-04-01 06:17:58 AM  
Cubano? [redacted by the NSA]? "cubano"
 
2014-04-01 06:31:18 AM  
Hey, that Dog House isn't DooWIE's. What gives?
 
2014-04-01 06:59:04 AM  

Weatherkiss: Notabunny: fta "People are seeing them everywhere and on TV, but they don't get to experience them, especially in smaller markets."

So their target market is people who go on RCL cruises, but haven't 'experienced' food trucks...

[img.photobucket.com image 435x326]

That wasn't really an RCL cruise, that was a three hour tour....a three hour tour.


/ftfy
 
2014-04-01 07:21:44 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Pointy Tail of Satan: Cruise ships, the world's largest Petri dish.

Yup.  I've no problem eating from food trucks, but you couldn't pay me to go on a cruise ship owned by a big multi-national.

/A boat in the Mediterranean with 50 other passengers?  Now you're talking my language.


You know how they say that the lottery is a tax on those who are bad at math?

Those who whine about cruises due to health safely concerns probably play the lottery a lot.
 
2014-04-01 07:21:58 AM  
So its this, and not the IBM food truck at SXSW?
 
2014-04-01 07:23:00 AM  

Kibbler: Cubano? [redacted by the NSA]? "cubano"


look out the window, dude.
 
2014-04-01 07:44:48 AM  
So it is a restaurant on a cruise ship.
 
2014-04-01 07:46:11 AM  

r1niceboy: ruta: Not sure if April Fools...

Well, I'm pretty sure. The best ones have a ring of truth to them.


Yep. We were tricked. I, like The_Sponge, was expecting shark on a menu. And a "truck" is not a truck.

/damn lame trolls
 
2014-04-01 07:46:43 AM  
I was expecting a food boat. You swing to it and they serve you takoreas.
 
2014-04-01 07:49:39 AM  

robohobo: Portland is exactly the sort of place I would expect to be dirty with foodie type trucks.

If that's what you were implying.


Hey, sometimes you want a shredded pork sandwich while the stripper with the mohawk is washing your dog, during a charity bikini car & dog wash for the Oregon Humane Society.
 
2014-04-01 07:50:27 AM  

Sgt Otter: robohobo: Portland is exactly the sort of place I would expect to be dirty with foodie type trucks.

If that's what you were implying.

Hey, sometimes you want a shredded pork sandwich while the stripper with the mohawk is washing your dog, during a charity bikini car & dog wash for the Oregon Humane Society.


a2-images.myspacecdn.com

Er, now with pic.
 
2014-04-01 07:54:06 AM  

SlothB77: I was expecting a food boat. You swing to it and they serve you takoreas.


"Swim"
 
2014-04-01 08:11:56 AM  

HotWingAgenda: The Dog House is more like a sidewalk lemonade stand, a kitschy storefront slinging brats as one of the ship's complimentary dining venues.

So in other words it has jack shiat to do with food trucks. A food truck on the ocean would be some dude puttering alongside the cruise ship in a little yacht with a hibachi on the fantail. Not some built-in permanent restaurant maintained by the ship's mess crew.


But they decorated it to LOOK like a food truck!  What an experience that must bring to your hotdog enjoyment!
 
2014-04-01 08:15:20 AM  
The average income for a hot dog vendor, working year round is about $100,000/ear. The maximum income for you, is essentially unlimited 

A hot dog with bun and toppings costs an average of 50 cents 

An average vendor resells a hot dog for $2.50 

Sell 100 hot dogs a day you will earn $52,000/year 

Sell 250 hot dogs a day you will earn $130,000/year


http://www.thehotdogcart.com/hd_income.html


You just cant lose with hot dog cruise ships!
 
2014-04-01 08:19:52 AM  

sendtodave: The average income for a hot dog vendor, working year round is about $100,000/ear. The maximum income for you, is essentially unlimited

A hot dog with bun and toppings costs an average of 50 cents

An average vendor resells a hot dog for $2.50

Sell 100 hot dogs a day you will earn $52,000/year

Sell 250 hot dogs a day you will earn $130,000/year

http://www.thehotdogcart.com/hd_income.html


You just cant lose with hot dog cruise ships!


buttcoin.org
 
2014-04-01 08:55:46 AM  
At the very least they could have used a real food truck, but that like going to the mall food court.  Looks like a different operation, but there is really only one kitchen....

Could even have it on weather deck and relocate it every night....might improve the food if they got a real cubano truck.

/cruise?  Nein, danke.
 
2014-04-01 09:46:41 AM  
What the hell does this article have to do with Ford Trucks?
 
2014-04-01 10:11:02 AM  
I've never seen a food truck that would jump a shark. Run it over and serve it in fish cubanos, sure, but not jump over it.
 
2014-04-01 10:50:49 AM  
Is it just me or is the guy sitting down at the table in the picture a sim?
 
2014-04-01 11:27:07 AM  

fusillade762: A food truck on a cruise ship sounds like a recipe for some yummy norovirus.


The truck can multi task and cruise the hallways picking up bio hazard bags filled with diarrhea and barf.
 
2014-04-01 11:48:48 AM  
Last cruise I was on a lady decided to off herself by jumping off the Aloha deck into the CariWIEan.

/she was successful
 
2014-04-01 01:07:34 PM  
Finally - cruise ships have always lacked enough food.
 
2014-04-01 01:18:26 PM  

Danger Mouse: Last cruise I was on a lady decided to off herself by jumping off the Aloha deck into the CariWIEan.

/she was successful


Aloha
Baja
Caribe
Dolphin
Emerald
Promenade
Fiesta
Plaza
...
*splash*
 
2014-04-01 02:26:00 PM  

Harry_Seldon: robohobo: Food trucks jumped the shark farking years ago. At least the 'foodie' type, anyhow.

There were food trucks outside my HS in the mid-90's. Best farking italian beef sandwiches...

Been to Portland lately? Remember to visit, but don't stay.


THIS.
 
2014-04-01 03:25:47 PM  
I just had cubanos for lunch, so I'm getting a kick outta the filter.
 
2014-04-01 03:34:59 PM  
Food trucks jumped the shark the moment big food conglomerates like Aramark started having food truck "chains."
 
2014-04-01 03:57:50 PM  
Every cruise ship I've ever been on has had steam table buffets and little kiosks that serve pizza or other snacks. Slapping a "this is a food truck at sea!" spin on it is some marketing dweeb's attempt to get somebody to talk about their new ship in the press.
 
2014-04-01 04:09:55 PM  

the_geek: Food trucks jumped the shark the moment big food conglomerates like Aramark started having food truck "chains."


While that sounds disgusting (and easily avoided), I pegged it as the day I saw a food truck selling $8 grilled cheese sandwiches.
 
2014-04-01 06:06:54 PM  

AbiNormal: I've never seen a food truck that would jump a shark. Run it over and serve it in fish cubanos, sure, but not jump over it.


T A C O S. fark T A R D.
/I know, April fools shenanigans
 
2014-04-01 08:31:11 PM  
If you live in Portland but have never had a lamb kebab sandwich from the Gamila Moroccan food truck, you've got some work to do.
 
2014-04-01 08:44:14 PM  
The Roach Coach makes its approach... ahh.. brings back memories of announcing that over the ships 1MC..  and then we were told we could no longer say that..
 
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