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Best Food Trucks: The Industry Leader In Food Truck CATERING, Rentals, & Event Booking

As the industry leader in all facets of food truck logistics, alongside the regulatory and legal expertise of our partners in the National Food Truck Association, helping people engage with food trucks across all potential avenues is what we do. With collectively over 25+ years in the food truck game working with over 20K individual food trucks, we have helped facilitate hundreds of thousands of food truck interactions and impressions across not just the United States but the world. Our competence is unrivaled in the industry as it's not just about quantity at Best Food Trucks, it's about quality, and it's that kind of mastery of every facet of the food truck industry—from consumer to provider to regulator to legislator—that has facilitated such widespread success and experience.

You’ve found The Best Place To Rent/Book The Best Food Trucks

Whether you’re looking for outstanding food truck catering, exceptional short- or long-term food truck booking with the best rates and options for private, corporate, and/or municipal entities, or if you’re in need of renowned and consequential experiential marketing options, you’ve found an enthusiastic partner with the food truck industry leader, Best Food Trucks. Our purpose is helping you achieve whatever goals you’ve set for your food truck catering, food truck rental, and/or food truck marketing experience!

Are you looking to rent a food truck to cater an event you're hosting? Private, public, corporate, municipal, or personal? Do you have a party, or a wedding, or corporate meeting you need to knock out of the park? Look no further, because we've got you covered from the very first planning steps to after the event is over. You have come to the right place, Partner!

With over 25 years experience and over 20K trucks that we've partnered with from across the US, Canada, and Europe, we've wowed the likes of Apple, Amazon, Pfizer, Boeing, Disney, SpaceX, Tesla, and so many more. We've worked hard to make the booking experience as easy as can be for you, just give us a few details and let us handle the rest!

There's not a time frame we can't work with unlike other providers in the industry. If you're looking to source a food truck rental long term, look no further than the Best Food Trucks, your one-stop solution for long-term food truck rentals and infrastructure, whether you're a business, municipality, non-profit, and more!

You've found the best place to book a short- or long-term rental for your business

Over the course of 25+ years in this industry, we've forged strong, lasting, and mutually beneficial relationships across the entirety of the food truck catering landscape, from logistics, to management, marketplace solutions, entrepreneurship, advertising, finance, and more, we're there for you regardless of where you are in your process. Nearly done and looking for finishing touches, or in need of someone to help you throughout the entire process? Best Food Trucks got you! Because of these long-term, beneficial relationships, we can help you start your own food truck business.

Are you an entrepreneur looking to start your own business? From leases to outright ownership, our dedicated team of Food Truck Industry Experts, alongside the Best Food Trucks Marketplace, will help get you the best food trucks to rent for parties! Whatever equipment you need to purchase or rent, we have a solution for you.

If you're looking for a long-term food truck lease, our comprehensive food truck rental program will have you out on the streets in no time, helping you throughout the entire process. We didn't start by working with major corporations, we got those contracts working with individuals, local groups, schools, restaurants, malls, universities, and the like, allowing us to scale appropriately to be able to manage massive, Fortune 500 accounts. But our bread and butter began with and continues to be our work with individuals and small groups that own food trucks for rent, and through those relationships we've developed the best protocols and methods to both help you along the way and offer you solutions other groups simply cannot. Whatever kind of lease you need, we've done and done well.

We also offer food trucks to rent for events in the way of short-term rentals for any kind of purpose you can think of: existing business interests, commercial or film shoots, full studio productions, sporting events, etc.

If you're looking to build your own rental food truck from the bottom up, there's no better place to come than Best Food Trucks as our work on the regulatory and legislative side, alongside our work with multiple public health departments across the country has given us the kind of institutional insight and expertise not available anywhere else. [Revolution Carts tie in?]


You're in good company! We've helped such household names as McCormick, Albertsons, Apple and many more to advance their brand.

BFT utilizes our nationwide network of food trucks to rent for a party, municipal partners and regional food truck associations to create and simplify Experiential Marketing Experiences for your clients and customers. There is no better way to make customers happy than with made to order onsite food. From our in-house design firm and truck wrapping partners across the Nation, we’ll help craft your experience with world class service and engaging locations.

Through our partnership with the National Food Truck Association we have years of experience with regional and statewide regulations and permits. Our team hasn’t just pulled permits, we’ve also been intimately involved with positive regulation changes. From a small three hour parking space permit to the large scale City event allowance. We’ve engaged and cooperated with every type of municipality throughout the United States.

The BFT platform with over 5000 vendors and hundreds of regional partners, allows us to quickly and easily build an immersive experience for your clients and customers. We use the pieces we’ve assembled to help you build the experience you’re looking for with our amazing food truck rentals.

Still not sure what you're looking for? Don't worry!

Drop us a line at [email protected]!

Perfect Your Event by Renting a Best Food Truck

Applying for catering opportunities is fast and easy through BFT. However, booking those events takes a little more time and effort. You can quickly and easily look at all your opportunities in your catering dashboard. The three biggest factors to booking food catering trucks for parties and other events through BFT are:

  • Great Pictures
  • Great Descriptions
  • Speed of Application

Great Pictures: Insta-Worthy Event Catering With Food Trucks

The average Instagram poster can take great pictures of their dinner, so you must be able to do the same or better. Great-looking pictires should focus on the food, have great lighting, and be clear. Maravilla Latin Cuisine has done a fantastic job taking great pics.

Great Descriptions: Surprise And Delight Customers With Your Delectable Food Truck Menu

Great descriptions of your food are a must if you want to book great catering events consistently. Menus of food catering trucks that say "choose a protein" or just list their menu items will not book many catering events. People are looking for descriptive language. Use descriptive adjectives to make the ingredients of your dish sound even better. For example, don't just say "tomatoes"; say "fresh tomatoes." Use other adjectives like "homemade," "freshly baked," "crispy," and "hand-cut." Your job is to describe your amazing food truck menu in a way that excites customers.

Speed Of Application: Cater To Consumers' Demands With Our Accelerated Food Truck Booking App

Most of the customers using BFT to book a food truck, want quick results. Even if their event is three months from now, they want to lock in their food options quickly so they can move on to other things. Once BFT receives five to seven submissions, we send those to the client. Clients typically choose one of the first five to seven submissions, even when others are submitted later. So, get your food truck menu on our food truck booking app as soon as possible to increase your chances of being hired for an event near you.

Applying For A Catering Event - How To Book More Food Truck Catering Events For Your Food Truck Using BFT?

We're excited to launch the BFT Point of Sale.

  • The Best Food Trucks Point of Sale was created to work seamlessly with our BFT online ordering system. Once activated, the POS will appear on the BFT app.
  • Having all of your orders on one screen will simplify the process of managing walk ups and online orders. Currently, only online customers are alerted via email when a truck is scheduled at one of our locations. With our new POS, we’ll also alert walk up customers that share their phone number or email for notifications. People are incentivized to share their phone number so they can be alerted when their food is ready.
  • Our introductory POS processing fee is 2.5% + .05 (for the first 6 months then 2.6% + .05). We have also built in incentives for POS use. If you do $300 in credit card payments, you’ll receive a $3 credit towards booking dates.
  • If you refer a food truck to the POS you'll receive $100 through Stripe after they hit $2,000 in credit card payments through the BFT POS. 


If you’re interested in using our POS reach out to [email protected] and please let us know what address to send the credit card reader (free) to and when you’d like to start.  If you're already using our POS and want to be a BFT ambassador to generate revenue for yourself, please email [email protected] . It's easy to connect the credit card reader and get started:

Calling all LA County Food Trucks: Beach Eats is coming back soon.

Beach Eats is entering the 12th year and it's going to be better than ever! Food Trucks always have great shifts here. If you're a food truck, you'll need the LA County Business License.

Everyone scheduled for Beach Eats or any County Event, and those who would like to book Beach Eats must have a COUNTY Business License. This is not the LA County Health Permit, It's not a City of LA business license. and it's not the LA Tax Cert.

The LA County Business License can be obtained at  225 N. Hill Street Los Angeles, CA 90012, INFO -Toll-Free No.: (888) 807-2111 Email: [email protected] (under business license)

Beach Eats in Coming Back to Marina Del Rey

Have you ever been at a festival with food trucks and wondered, “How on earth is my burger, fries and a drink over $20?” Answer: it is not the food truck. Event organizers are now charging up to 40% of a food truck’s gross sales to participate in their event. Participation fees for food trucks used to be 10%.

Food trucks, like many restaurants, operate on very small margins. After a food truck owner pays for food, employees, food truck and commissary rent, propane, gas, insurance and incidentals they’re typically left with about 10-15% profit. Well attended events with big sales numbers will increase the margins a bit, but not enough to justify a 40% fee. So what happens? Food trucks must pass along a portion of the participation fee to the customer so they don’t lose money on every order. The public, understandably, sees these higher prices and mistakenly assumes the food truck is taking advantage of the customer’s attendance. We’ve seen terrible Yelp reviews that start off with: “I used to like this truck, but then they overcharged me at an event and now I won’t go back…”

Customers who are already paying the high costs for a ticket shouldn’t have to pay exorbitant prices to get a meal while enjoying an event. Food trucks provide a great service to outdoor festivals. The eclectic food options and the ability to serve anywhere makes them the perfect choice for large scale events. But the food truck industry is successful because food trucks bring great meals to the public at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, when food truck owners are forced to pay 40% to be part of an event they have to raise their prices to a level that most food truck owners find unacceptable. The question I hear most often is, “why don’t food truck owners just skip the high fee events?” Food trucks have to get out and do business. They can’t pass up events, especially in the areas that have a short season. Food truck owners have to get while the getting is good. They would most definitely prefer to do the events and charge their normal prices.

So what can the public do? If you see an awesome food truck event, why not try asking the organizers via social media how much they’re charging food trucks to attend? Currently, organizers aren’t blamed for the high cost of food because it’s not clear how much they’re charging the trucks. Instead, the blame for high prices falls directly on the food truck owners. If the public joined with food truck owners and demanded that organizers lower their fees, food trucks could charge their normal (or close to normal) prices. Let’s bring down the price for food this upcoming event season.

The $25 Food Truck Meal.

People are finally returning to the office, but many will continue to work remotely from home.  Decisions on how to adapt in this post-Covid world will be a critical factor in the success for food truck operators and brands moving forward.  

Two of the bigger changes that affect both the food trucks and customers might be here to stay.  Despite office buildings slowly filling back up, the demand may be limited with more workers now contributing efforts from home.  With more people working from home, the demand for food trucks has continued to expand out to neighborhoods and large apartment complexes.  We are now witnessing the traditional ways of getting business expand to include virtual world customers looking for food trucks, and food trucks looking to find homebound customers.

Considering how much the industry may change from this point on, the technological bridge becomes even more important.  Luckily these new technological advancements have developed at the perfect time for food truck operators who need to adapt to different ways of attracting business.  Innovative food truck booking and ordering platform companies are now paving the way in connecting operators with clients and vice versa. 

The largest online food truck booking and ordering platform company in the industry,, has a simple goal.  BFT wants to handle the logistics so operators can focus on the food.  BFT assists in everything from lot booking to location management (food trucks at offices and neighborhood) to exclusive order ahead technology and easy to navigate catering events.

How New Tech Services are Making Life Simple for Food Truck Operators

We've got some awesome new features and services for food trucks who use BFT to increase your weekly revenue. If you have further questions, or need help with anything, please email us at [email protected] 


  • Catering. Apply for catering request by going to Catering requests have increased dramatically in 2022. Applying for catering requests takes 10-15 seconds once you have your catering menu set up. Some of the BFT trucks did over $40,000 in catering in 2022. Now you can request a higher budget by clicking “reject" and asking for a budget increase.
  • Minimum Pre-Order Guarantee. Now you can require your customers to hit a pre-order guarantee before confirming your shift. Customers will be able to track orders on the your order page to ensure everyone is ordering. To create a minimum pre-order guarantee shift go to “schedule customer shift” in the BFT app and select "Minimum Guarantee" section.
  • Point of Sale: The Best Food Trucks Point of Sale was created to work seamlessly with our BFT online ordering system. Once activated, the POS will appear on the BFT app.
    • Having all of your orders on one screen will simplify the process of managing walk ups and online orders. Currently, only the online customers are alerted via email when a truck is scheduled at one of our locations, with our new POS, we’ll also alert walk up customers that share their phone number or email for notifications. People are incentivized to share their phone number, so they can be alerted when their food is ready.
    • Our introductory POS processing fee at 2.5% +.05 (for the first 6 months then 2.6% + .05). We have also built in incentives for POS use. If you do $200 in credit card payments, you’ll receive a $5 credit towards booking dates.
    • If you refer a food truck to the POS you'll receive $100 through Stripe after they hit $2,000 in credit card payments through BFT POS.

If you’re interested in using our POS reach out to [email protected] and please let us know where to send the credit card reader (free) and let us know when you’d like to start. 

Get in on the Catering!

BFT is now scheduling food trucks in neighborhoods and offices in Los Angeles County. We know you’re tired of delivery food and the fees! 45 minutes is way too long to wait for a hamburger and fries. Now you can schedule a weekly or daily food truck with freshly made meals straight to your neighborhood or office complex! With online ordering we make ordering simple, safe and easy.

Receive a $50 Meal Credit if you help us successfully launch a food truck program for your neighborhood or office building.

If you'd like to book food trucks directly by using our automated submission form: CLICK HERE to get started. Or if you'd like someone from our team to walk you through the process, please reply to this email or send an email to [email protected] and tell us where you're located and what you'd like food trucks for.

We can't wait to serve you again you soon!

Food Trucks are Coming Back to Office Buildings in 2023

Corporate catering is changing. As people head back to offices (slowly) employers are reexamining how they feed employees. Pre-Pandemic scoop and serve trough-style catering was the accepted way to feed a department quickly and easily. Of course there were always going to be some people left out, vegans, celiac etc, but the majority would get a quick meal and be back to work. The open-trough feeding just seems unsanitary now. Do I really want to touch utensils everyone else has had their hands on? Do I really want the 20 people in front of me breathing, sneezing and coughing on my food before I get in to scoop? Nope! Not after two years of masking up to protect myself against invisible pathogens. 

New feelings about sanitary conditions are why food trucks have become such a desired alternative to the troughs. Employees can now eat made to order meals from an onsite kitchen. Additionally, The Best Food Trucks platform allows employees to put in online orders days before their catered lunch so they’re not rushing to get it done on the day of the meal service. Each employee can put in special instructions to ensure that they get a meal they can eat and enjoy. 

The New Age of Catering

We get it. You’re sick of going to the same three restaurants over and over. Delivery food comes lukewarm at best, meaning say goodbye to crispy french fries, and get used to using words like “soggy” and “stale”. Catering trays where you have little choice, and 25% of that food is likely going into the trash.

That’s where food trucks come in. Food trucks are the best possible solution to bring a professional chef and a kitchen steps from your home or office. No soggy fries. No long wait times.

Best Food Trucks (BFT) provides an online ordering system for all our trucks so you never have to wait in line. Additionally, you can pre-order up to three days in advance to ensure that your order will be ready at your predetermined time. When your food is ready, you’ll receive a text message so you can come grab it fresh. No lines means you can get more work done, relax more, or just enjoy extra time.

This is why we see a lot of offices starting to use food trucks a lot more than traditional catering dishes. You get all the convenience of online ordering with the freshest possible food made right outside your doorstep.

Typically, offices and neighborhoods would have to manage this whole process themselves, negotiate minimums, check certifications and licenses, track booking, manage and track payouts, and routing customer feedback to the truck. Sounds fun, right?

BFT does all of this, for FREE. We want to make sure you’re happy with your lunch options, so with our unique software approach along with our decade of relationships with food trucks in your area, you won’t have to dread the “Where do you want to eat?” question anymore.

Let us know if you are interested in trying us out by clicking the link below. We’ll get back to you ASAP and try to help you become your office hero.

How do I book food trucks for my neighborhood or office?