Episode 366: How To Make It In The Food Truck Business : Planet Money In New York City, more than 5,000 food trucks and carts compete for the business of hungry office workers. And finding the right spot to set up shop can mean the difference between fortune and ruin.
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Episode 366: How To Make It In The Food Truck Business

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Episode 366: How To Make It In The Food Truck Business

Episode 366: How To Make It In The Food Truck Business

Episode 366: How To Make It In The Food Truck Business

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Note: This episode originally ran in April, 2012.

In New York City, thousands of 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.

Music: "Searching for Clues" and They Might Be Giants' "New York City." Find us: Twitter/Facebook.