40 Food Truck Name Ideas

Updated on May 25, 2017
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Creating a Lunchtime Tradition

Food trucks are becoming increasingly popular. It’s quite a convenient business to have if you have a special type of food you can make!

The best part is, you can pick up and move to wherever the business is at any time! That’s quite the advantage over regular restaurants.

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Starting a Food Truck Business

Food truck businesses can be a fun way to earn money! First, you will need to buy your truck. Although it is nice to get a brand new one, if funds are tight, you may need to settle on an older one, given that it is functional and runs well. Once you secure your food truck, it’s time to start building the business!

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!

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 for tax reporting purposes and enables you to run your business the legal way. 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 with them.

Have your truck and all permissions needed for business? Get started on that menu, marketing 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 and such to operate and make some big money. At this point, that’s all there’s really left to do!

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Food Truck Name Ideas

Earlier I had mentioned coming up with some good food truck name ideas, and I cannot stress how important it is to come up with them! Food truck name ideas should be catchy and brandable, because you want people to be able to see your logo and automatically recall your name--so important! Here’s a few other tips for coming up with some good food truck name ideas:

  • Your name: You’re the boss, be proud and put your name out there!
  • Food specialty: Whether it’s a specific food (ex. burgers) or a kind of cuisine (ex. mexican, italian), make this clear by giving your food truck business a name that says it all.
  • Signature: If you have a signature food, which often accompanies a food challenge, then use this in your name to help with branding! People all over will know your for it, and if you set a challenge and give out t-shirts, cha-ching! Advertising.
  • Hometown: Since you’ll be traveling, with the possibility of going far, why not sport your hometown or city in the name? Everyone should know where your masterpieces came from!

With these few ideas, you probably already have a few food truck name ideas coming to mind, so let’s move onto a list of ideas!

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

Food truck name ideas are pretty easy to come up with as long as you know what you’ll be serving up!

Building a Food Truck Business from Ground Up

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 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

  • 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

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      CHIRAG PATEL 

      18 hours ago

      What is good name for Indian food truck?

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      Never know 

      6 days ago

      What is a good name for a taco truck

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      Soren 

      11 days ago

      Asian truck?

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      larkyn 

      12 days ago

      dessert?

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      selam 

      2 weeks ago

      a name for France food truck

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      Sadiq 

      3 weeks ago

      I need a name for a cafe

      It is very rare

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      Christine 

      5 weeks ago

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

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      Franny cain 

      2 months ago

      Catchy name for a mobile soup truck

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      Val Moreno 

      2 months ago

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

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      Alexis 

      3 months ago

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

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      Courtney 

      3 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 

      3 months ago

      Good name for sandwich shop

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      Void 

      4 months ago

      No Italian food truck names は?

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      good name for all kind of food 

      4 months ago

      good name for all kind of food

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      daisy 

      4 months ago

      whats good names for a burger and fries food truck

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      Clover Camille Gilchrist 

      4 months ago

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

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      Cara 

      4 months ago

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

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      Emma 

      4 months ago

      What about fried food truck names?

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      Mama 

      4 months ago

      What is good fit a taco track name

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      desret 

      5 months ago

      um ok

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      PossnBear 

      5 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 

      5 months ago

      What is a good name for an italian food truck

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      Yanessa Wences 

      5 months ago

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

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      kaysmith20 

      5 months ago

      What is a good Smoothie food truck name?

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      trump 

      5 months ago

      just sharted

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      Yeet 

      5 months ago

      Yeet

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      Kim ju un 

      5 months ago

      whats a good name for a Korean food truck

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      srdtftft 

      5 months ago

      what is a good name for a burger food truck

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      snoop dog 

      5 months ago

      I'm french and I love French\

      food

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      Karma 

      6 months ago

      Sass

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      hubby 

      6 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 !!!! 

      6 months ago

      i need a good french food truck name

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      china 

      6 months ago

      I like food

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      someone 

      6 months ago

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

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      Jingele 

      6 months ago

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

      thanks :-)

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      Nancy 

      7 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 

      7 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 

      7 months ago

      Whays a good name for a pot pie food truck?

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      cool guy 999999 

      8 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 

      8 months ago

      what is a good name for a taco truck

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      SowFall 

      8 months ago

      What is a good Name for an Asain Food truck?

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      Anonymous 

      9 months ago

      bobs burgers

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      unknown 

      10 months ago

      so helpful

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      cody 

      10 months ago

      im looking for a american food truck name

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      Ella 

      11 months ago

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

      I

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      Anonymous 

      11 months ago

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

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      Jake 

      13 months ago

      Good name

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      Aashish 

      13 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 

      14 months ago

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

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