Along with all the growth, Austin is No. 1 in another category — food trucks.
Yes, that’s right.
Austin has the fastest-growing food truck industry in the United States, and the second most food trucks per capita in the nation, according to The Economist.
IBISWorld, a market research firm confirms that there are more than 4,000 food trucks in the United States and their revenue has grown at an annualized rate of 7.9 percent from 2010-2016.
In Austin, the number of food trucks has increased by more than 600 percent! That is by far the fastest rate of any U.S. city during that time.
The growth of the food truck scene doesn’t appear to be hurting the brick and mortar restaurants in Austin which has an astounding 18 percent increase in growth in Travis County, where Austin is located.
Well-known and liked by Austin residents and tourists is Torchy’s Tacos, which began as a single food truck in South Austin and now has 40-plus restaurants in three states.
As Austin and the surrounding metropolitan areas continue to grow in almost every sector, Austin Linen Service is also achieving new milestones.
Austin Linen Service is Austin’s No. 1 and only woman-owned commercial laundry and linens service. At Austin Linen Sevice, laundry is locally cleaned, which is not common in Austin, where most laundry is sent out to be cleaned in San Antonio, and even to Dallas and Houston. Today’s Austin business owners have a local choice that specializes in hotels, spas, retail, fitness, massage, and medical services.