With the news Sunday that Marquette and Wisconsin both earned NCAA invitations, its only fitting that Milwaukee’s own Streetza would sweep a bracket-style competition of its own — Bloomberg Businessweek’s bracket of the 16 best food trucks in America.
All 16 food trucks from four regions were judged based on their use of social networking and creative marketing and, of “foodie quotient.”
- Schnitzel & Things, New York
- Clover Food Truck, Boston/Cambridge
- Sugar Philly Truck, Philadelphia
- Hewtin’s Dogs Mobile, Providence
- Austin Daily Press, Austin, Tex.
- Taceaux Loceaux, New Orleans
- Gastropod Mobile Gourmet, Miami
- Yumbii, Atlanta
- Smack Shack, Minneapolis
- Streetza, Milwaukee
- Café de Wheels, Cincinnati
- Dim and Den Sum, Cleveland
- Roli Roti, San Francisco
- Nom Nom, Los Angeles
- Marination Mobile, Seattle
- KOi Fusion PDX, Portland, Ore.
First Round: Top Sixteen
- Streetza vs. Smack Stack (Minneapolis): Winner: Streetza
From Businessweek: “Smack Shack serves lobster rolls inspired by East Coast beach fare. Streetza’s Nutella, marshmallows, hot fudge, and graham cracker pizza reinvents the s’more.”
Second Round: Top Eight:
- Streetza vs. Dim and Den Sum (Cleveland): Winner: Streetza
From Businessweek: “Both Streetza and Dim and Den Sum have iPhone apps and catering businesses, but Streetza crushes competition with its 25 different $3.75 slices a day.”
Third Round: Final Four
- Streetza vs. Marination (Seattle): Winner: Streetza
From Businessweek: “Marination is Zagat-rated (scoring an impressive 27). But with Streetza’s many national accolades, Wisconsin pizza cemented its place on the U.S. culinary map.”
Fourth Round: Final Two
- Streetza vs. Gastropod (Miami): Winner Streetza
From Businessweek: “The Streetza team installed a 650F oven to combat Wisconsin weather and churn out some of the best pie in the nation. But these guys know how to market themselves to Cheeseheads: In addition to an online store that includes dog T-shirts and baby onesies, their Twitter feed had Packers updates during NFL playoff season.”
To read Businessweek’s full article on the top food trucks in America click here.