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8:03 pm
Fri April 27, 2012

How To Make It In The Food Truck Business

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 9:51 am

In New York City, roughly 3,000 food trucks and carts compete for the business of hungry office workers. Being in the right spot means the difference between fortune and ruin.

There are many rules to finding that perfect parking space. Here are six of them:

On today's show Robert Smith rides along in the Rickshaw Dumpling truck, driving from deep within Brooklyn to the heart of Manhattan in search of hungry customers.

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