Food trucks hit hard by the pandemic find new customers in suburbia
Just outside of Seattle in Lynnwood, Washington, food trucks have found a new home serving meals to suburbanites. As the pandemic has stripped cities of foot traffic, these small businesses pivoted towards a new audience seeking the thrill of cuisines like boba tea and bibimbap, USA Today reports. Many food trucks, like their brick-and-mortar counterparts, have closed their establishments permanently. But for the trucks that have readjusted their business models, a handful now sell dinner instead of lunch and kid-friendly options to reach new audiences. Local communities have spread the word through Facebook groups, and some business owners have reached out to homeowner associations to promote their food trucks.