While there are plenty non-profit food trucks in Austin, they haven’t reached that status voluntarily. They’re trying as hard as they can to be for-profit, they’re just not making any money.

One of our most “popular” ones shuttered at the beginning of summer to move away from Texas. The owner told me the decision was easy. He worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week and never netted more than 20k in his 3 years of work. It’s a tough way to earn a buck.

But now Austin has an officially, not for profit food truck. It’s called Texans Canteen and is parked at Brazos and 15th street. They might have a shot for success here as it’s a no-man’s land for other vendors.

Texans Canteen serves breakfast and lunch from 7am-2pm. Any monies generated go to Austin Can Academy, a local charter high school.

more info http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/creative/2012/08/nonprofit-hits-austin-food-truck-scene.html

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