Philly Mobile Food Association Hosting a Daylong Food Truck Clinic

It's not as easy as it looks.
It’s not as easy as it looks. Photo: Collin Keefe

Every fool thinks they have what it takes to run a food truck. But in reality, there’s tons more to the gig than simply flipping Bulgogi burgers, and sitting behind the wheel of graphics-wrapped rig. To help demystify the practice, and all the snags and trappings that go with it, the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association is teaming with University of Pennsylvania’s Legal Clinic at its first meeting of the year next week to present a series of seminars related to owning and operating a food truck business in Philadelphia. It’s open to all PMFA members, those who want to be members, and anyone with an interest in running a food truck. Keep reading for registration information, and the full schedule of seminars.

8:30 am-9:00 am
Registration – Coffee/ Breakfast

9:00 am-10:15 am
Financing Your Business—Raising Money from Family and Friends, Outside Investors, or Loans

10:30 am-11:45 pm
Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Name, Logo, Menu & Recipes through Trademark, Trade Secret, and Copyright

11:45 pm -1:30 pm
General Membership Meeting (non-members welcome)

1:45 pm -3:00 pm
Regulations and Licensing: Know Your Rights and Consequences

3:15 pm-4:30 pm
Managing Risk as You Grow: Protecting Assets and Limiting Liability from Cart to Restaurant

Sign up here, or call Natasha Robinson-Barr at (215) 898-8044 to register.

Philly Mobile Food Association Hosting a Daylong Food Truck Clinic