Entrepreneurship

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FOOD FORWARD

Join us as we hear from entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors, and tech experts who will discuss the innovations and emerging technologies driving the food and agriculture industries forward and creating new ways to produce, transport, and consume food in the coming years.
August 8, 2018
Bon Me
© Bon Me
Patrick Lynch and Ali Fong launched Bon Me, an Asian cuisine food truck, in 2010 after participating in Boston’s food truck contest. Their business, which became profitable in its first year, has since expanded to include eight food trucks, two food carts, and seven restaurants with 230 employees. Patrick spoke with the Foundation about his experiences as an entrepreneur in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Study Reveals Regulatory Burdens, Inconsistent Rules Are Barriers to Entry for U.S. Food Truck Owners and Threaten to Stall Industry Growth

March 20, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released the results of a comprehensive study conducted of the food truck industry in the United States. The 12-month study, Food Truck Nationreveals the ease and hurdles of starting up and operating a food truck business in 20 of the most active food truck cities across the nation. The study reveals that the burdens placed on owners threaten to halt growth of an industry that for many entrepreneurs has become a gateway to owning a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

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