80 Food Truck Name Ideas

Updated on June 25, 2020
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Thinking of opening your own food truck? Learn how to choose a catchy name that customers will remember.
Thinking of opening your own food truck? Learn how to choose a catchy name that customers will remember. | Source

Create a Lunchtime Tradition by Opening Your Own Food Truck

Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular in big cities and small towns alike. If you have a special type of food you make well and know your way around a smaller-than-average kitchen, opening your own food truck just might be the perfect business move for you. The best part is that you can pick up and move to wherever the business is at any time! That’s quite an advantage over regular restaurants. But how do you begin?

The basic actions you must take to run a food truck are outlined below, but the bulk of this article is about coming up with a cute, clever, cool, or creative name for your new business.

Acquire a Suitable Truck or Van

First, you will need to buy your truck or van. Although it is nice to get a brand new one, if funds are tight, you may need to settle for an older one so long as it is functional and runs well. Once you secure your food truck, it’s time to start building the business!

Get Your Licenses and Certifications

Anytime you are working with any kind of food, it’s good to already have your ServSafe certification under your belt, but this is not the only kind of special licensing you will need. Once you get your food truck all squared away, check the requirements for a food-handling business through your local health department. You will likely need an inspection to ensure your mobile establishment is up to code and squeaky clean!

Also, since this is a mobile business, you may need special permissions or a special kind of vehicle registration, which would be administered by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Give them a call and find out if there is anything that needs to be done on that front.

Come Up With a Great Name and Register It

You will also need to think of some good food truck names and register the one you want with the State Division of Corporations and likely on a local level as well, such as with the county or city. This is typically done for tax-reporting purposes and enables you to run your business the legal way. Naming tips and strategies and example names are listed below.

Create a Menu, Market Your Business, and Start Cooking

Have your truck and all the permissions and certifications needed for your business? Get started on that menu, market your business, and connect with other food trucks to arrange a meet with them and begin your public exposure. Food trucks often gather together at festivals or in lots near shopping areas to operate like an outdoor food court. At this point, that’s all that's really left to do!

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Humorous names can be very effective for food trucks, especially when paired with a funny tag line. Don't be afraid to use alliteration (words that begin with the same letter) to make a catchy name.
Humorous names can be very effective for food trucks, especially when paired with a funny tag line.
Humorous names can be very effective for food trucks, especially when paired with a funny tag line. | Source
Don't be afraid to use alliteration (words that begin with the same letter) to make a catchy name.
Don't be afraid to use alliteration (words that begin with the same letter) to make a catchy name. | Source

How to Choose a Name for Your Food Truck

Earlier, I mentioned coming up with some good food truck name ideas, and I cannot stress how important this is! our food truck's name should be catchy and brandable so that people will be able to see your logo and automatically recall your name. Here are a few other tips for coming up with good food truck name ideas.

A Few Naming Strategies

  • Include Your Name: You’re the boss, so be proud and put your name out there!
  • Clarify Your Specialty: Whether it’s a specific food (e.g., burgers or waffles) or a kind of cuisine (e.g., Mexican or Italian), make this clear by giving your food truck business a name that says it all.
  • Mention Your Signature Dish: If you plan to serve a signature dish, use that in your name to help with branding. People all over will know you for it, and if you set a challenge and give out t-shirts, cha-ching! Advertising.
  • Rep Your Hometown: Since you’ll be traveling (possibly far), why not sport your hometown or city in the name? Everyone should know where your masterpieces came from.

These are just a few ways to think about coming up with a great name. After reading through them, you probably already have a few name ideas coming to mind already. Now, let's move on to a list of example names to keep you thinking.

Mobi Munch is a great name because it's short, catchy, and easy to remember.
Mobi Munch is a great name because it's short, catchy, and easy to remember. | Source

Cool, Clever, and Catchy Food Truck Names

Speedy Eats
Jumping Jack's Burgers
The Lunch Truck
The Lumberjack Mobile Smokehouse
The Crunchy Taco
Chicky Chimichanga
Highway Heartburn
The Tasty Taquito
The Bun Bus
Bullseye Burritos
Burger Bus
Big Bob's Burritos
Mobile Sweet Shoppe
Rex Fries
The Ice Cream Bar
Fanny's Fried and Ready
Dream Doughnuts
The Clamshell
Chicka Chicken Boom Boom
Boxtruck Takeout
Taste of Chicago
Hot Potatoes
Taste of NYC
Cruisin' Cuisine
NY Seafood and More
The Gourmet Machine
The Rock Lobster
Hungry Henry's Burger Bus
Rocky Mountain Pizza
Fuel Up Fast Food
The Mouthful
The Pasta Parade
Cupcakes on the Go
The Food Dude
Cheddar Chariot
Smiles 4 Miles Fried Foods
Pete's Pizza Mobile
Sir Burger
Taco Trailer
Bacon Buggy

Breakfast Food Truck Name Ideas

Street Car Crepes
The Waffle Wagon
The Breakfast Bus
The Twisted Toaster
The Mad Griddle
Frenchi's French Toast
Sunrise Scrambles
Miss Maple's
Hash Browns
The Savage Spatula
Morning H'Anger
The Hash Wagon
Second Breakfast
Butter My Biscuits
Pancake Flippers
The Omelette Truck
Bitchin' Bagels
The Butter Bus
Quiche It Classy
Breakfast Bandito
We've Got Hash
Breakfast Rally
The Flying Benedict
Over Easy On Wheels
Makin' Bacon
Brave Little Toaster
The Jam Van
The Biscuit Box

Mexican Food Truck Name Ideas

The Burrito Bus
Macho Taco
Rollin' Burritos
Mexivan
Mama Margaritas
Cha Cha Chile Truck
Salsa Street Grill
Taco Amigos
Burrito Bros
Toasted Tortilla
The Carnitas Car
Rolly Guacamole
Sorta Tortas
Salsa Shack
Quesazilla
Taco Travelers

How to Build a Food Truck Business From the Ground Up

Good Luck!

Food truck name ideas are pretty easy to come up with as long as you know what you’ll be serving up. Use the names above as inspiration and have a blast coming up with your own! Nothing beats going into the business of turning hungry people into happy people.

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

Questions & Answers

  • What is a good name for a Mexican food truck?

    I'm thinking:

    Burrito Bus

    Macho Taco

    Rollin' Burritos

    Mexivan

    Mama Margaritas

    Cha Cha Chile Truck

    Salsa Street Grill

    Taco Amigos

    Burrito Bros

    Toasted Tortilla

    Wicked Taco

    Mean Mr. Mole

    Carnita Car

    Rolly Guacamole

    Sorta Tortas

    Salsa Shack

    Quesazilla

  • What is a good breakfast food truck name?

    I love breakfast! Let's do this:

    Street Car Crepes

    Waffle Wagon

    The Breakfast Bus

    Twisted Toaster

    The Mad Griddle

    Frenchi's French Toast

    Sunrise Scrambles

    Miss Maple's

    Hash Browns

    The Savage Spatula

    Morning H'Anger

    Hash Wagon

    Butter My Biscuits

    Second Breakfast

    Pancake Flippers

    Omelette Truck

    Bitchin' Bagels

    Butter Bus

    Quiche It Classy

    Breakfast Bandito

    We've Got Hash

    Breakfast Rally

    The Flying Benedict

    Over Easy On Wheels

    Makin' Bacon

    Brave Little Toaster

    Jam Van

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      Samantha 

      12 days ago

      What is a good name for a pastry food truck?

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      Maria 

      7 weeks ago

      Name for food truck that will sell desserts and food

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      Grace 

      8 weeks ago

      This helped me so much thx

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      School Project 

      8 weeks ago

      Any good catchy names for a food trailer that may sell

      Teas & Coffees

      Cans

      Cinnamon Rolls/Buns

      Shortbread

      Hot Chips

      Toasties

      Cornish Pasties

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      UnicorniaEms 

      2 months ago

      love these names... thx!

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      Bernhilda 

      2 months ago

      I like these names a bunch

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      Caitlynn Smith 

      2 months ago

      Any good names for a Salad truck?

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      Leah 

      2 months ago

      Any good names for a soft serve ice cream truck? (preferably starting with the letter T)

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      Unknown 

      2 months ago

      Any good names for an Italian restaurant?

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      iqa 

      2 months ago

      any name for ice beverages and dessert?

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      Adilah 

      3 months ago

      Any names for chicken trucks

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      nevaeh 

      3 months ago

      any good name for hispanic food truck

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      Paul Ó connor 

      4 months ago

      any good names for a country burger and chip van, incorporating some part of the name the wooden spoon

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      Bethany 

      4 months ago

      I need a name for a concession trailer that sells hamburgers, hot dogs, mini doughnuts, snow cones, popcorn and nachos

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      angela 

      4 months ago

      I need a food truck name that’s Italian

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      Natalie 

      4 months ago

      I love the help and I need one for a its like a all you can eat food truck i dont know.

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      london 

      5 months ago

      could you do a lunch one please

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      Ceye 

      6 months ago

      Names for a mini dessert truck

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      landry 

      7 months ago

      i need i food truck name for the book "ps i still love you" HELP

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      Kelly 

      7 months ago

      My name is IRISH but I’m 100% POLISH. HELP!!!! I need a POLISH food truck name. I’m from Detroit but I live in Florida now.

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      Christina 

      7 months ago

      What’s a good name for an empanada truck!

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      Annette 

      7 months ago

      I have a food truck I am opening but not only am I serving homestyle cooked food but also ice cream. I am needing some good name ideas

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      Bob Darlson 

      7 months ago

      Anyone know a good name for a liquid refreshments truck? Juice, coffee, tea, that sort of thing.

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      Mr food truck 

      8 months ago

      a good name fore a peruvian food truck in austin

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      shayla 

      8 months ago

      how about an indian one

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      Me 

      8 months ago

      What's a good name for a dessert truck?

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      NO 

      8 months ago

      whats a good name for a Sushi Food Truck?

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      dawn thorne 

      8 months ago

      whats good name for a burger food truck with 1950s theme

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      poop 

      8 months ago

      very good Mexican food truck names

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      Abby 

      8 months ago

      What about a dessert truck?

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      Lanna 

      8 months ago

      What is a good name for a dessert food truck

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      CHIRAG PATEL 

      9 months ago

      What is good name for Indian food truck?

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      Never know 

      9 months ago

      What is a good name for a taco truck

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      Soren 

      9 months ago

      Asian truck?

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      larkyn 

      9 months ago

      dessert?

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      selam 

      9 months ago

      a name for France food truck

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      Sadiq 

      9 months ago

      I need a name for a cafe

      It is very rare

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      Christine 

      10 months ago

      What is a good name for a food truck based off the book/movie Aladdin?

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      Franny cain 

      11 months ago

      Catchy name for a mobile soup truck

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      Val Moreno 

      11 months ago

      I’m looking for a good Taco Food Truck name, any ideas

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      Alexis 

      12 months ago

      Good food truck names for all kinds of food for a football game

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      Courtney 

      12 months ago

      What’s a good name for food truck with snow cones I have four girls like something after them. We like crazy names even Hispanic names

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      Swaz 

      12 months ago

      Good name for sandwich shop

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      Void 

      13 months ago

      No Italian food truck names は?

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      good name for all kind of food 

      13 months ago

      good name for all kind of food

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      daisy 

      13 months ago

      whats good names for a burger and fries food truck

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      Clover Camille Gilchrist 

      13 months ago

      what's good names for a Mexican and native food truck

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      Cara 

      13 months ago

      What’s a good name for a Philly cheesesteak food truck

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      Emma 

      13 months ago

      What about fried food truck names?

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      Mama 

      13 months ago

      What is good fit a taco track name

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      desret 

      14 months ago

      um ok

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      PossnBear 

      14 months ago

      What is a funny or Good name for a Birger Food Truck? It’s for my cousin who is a male and he has a beard and is 30 years old! I forgot that helps

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      Gina Dyment 

      14 months ago

      What is a good name for an italian food truck

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      Yanessa Wences 

      14 months ago

      What could be a good name for a Japanese food truck?

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      kaysmith20 

      14 months ago

      What is a good Smoothie food truck name?

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      Yeet 

      14 months ago

      Yeet

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      Kim ju un 

      14 months ago

      whats a good name for a Korean food truck

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      srdtftft 

      14 months ago

      what is a good name for a burger food truck

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      snoop dog 

      14 months ago

      I'm french and I love French\

      food

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      Karma 

      15 months ago

      Sass

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      hubby 

      15 months ago

      i need a TACO truck name but i cant find one here.I can but i dont think my friend will like it.were doing a experiment of a truck and i cant find a name my friend will like

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      you will never know !!!! 

      15 months ago

      i need a good french food truck name

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      china 

      15 months ago

      I like food

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      someone 

      15 months ago

      what is a good name for an icelandic-egyptian fusion food truck?

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      Jingele 

      16 months ago

      what is a good name for a food truck selling freakshakes and loukamades/doughnuts?

      thanks :-)

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      Nancy 

      16 months ago

      Hi, i will open a grilled banana plantain truck soon served with different filling.. I came from the idea from my native country ivory coast and i am looking for a catchy name any help pleaseeee

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      Hannah 

      16 months ago

      What is a good name for a Food Truck the will sell cold beverages and of course food?

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      Connie 

      16 months ago

      Whays a good name for a pot pie food truck?

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      cool guy 999999 

      17 months ago

      help my wife left and i need help to make a food truck to pay off the alimony

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      bob 

      17 months ago

      what is a good name for a taco truck

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      SowFall 

      17 months ago

      What is a good Name for an Asain Food truck?

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      Anonymous 

      18 months ago

      bobs burgers

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      unknown 

      19 months ago

      so helpful

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      cody 

      19 months ago

      im looking for a american food truck name

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      Ella 

      20 months ago

      I’m doing a project on food trucks and I hope that I will get 100%.

      I

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      Anonymous 

      20 months ago

      What is a good pizza truck name? (Puns preferred.)

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      Jake 

      22 months ago

      Good name

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      Aashish 

      22 months ago

      Thanks ..i am opening a food truck next week so ,was admiring to get a good name from here ..mila nhi sab ajeeb names hain ..thanks its really helpul

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      shreya 

      23 months ago

      omg …….. its so amazing …… even I want to open a food truck too … in my dreams maybe

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