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Food

Infographic Lunch: Our Love of the Twittering Food Truck, Quantified and Visualized

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Whether we call them catering trucks or mobile kitchens, its pretty indisputable that the trend of the contemporary food truck can find its roots in Los Angeles, and that our food trucks here number among the nation's most known and popular. To look back at the very brief history of the Twittering food trucks as we now know them, Mashable recently published an infographic chronicling "The Rise of the Social Food Truck."

A few of the trucks' landmark moments happened in Los Angeles, like when Kogi BBQ first hit the scene waaaaaaay back in 2008, or when trucks in L.A. County first had to undergo inspection for the awarding of the same kind of letter-grade issued to brick-and-mortar restaurants in 2010.

Three of the top 5 trucks in the country, per the infographic, are from L.A.: The Grilled Cheese Truck (#1), Kogi BBQ (#3), and the Nom Nom Truck (#5). Their busiest days are Monday (are you reading this while you wait in line at one?), and some food "buzzwords" from the menus include burrata, lavender, and umami.

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Our smaller, low-res image of the infographic; check out Mashable to see it full-size
Any guesses at what year on an updated future version of this infographic will it say: "Food trucks disappear totally from the culinary landscape"?