I was asked by one of my blog readers just about this. So I ran a poll. So far, it seems as though over 60% of those polled are taking cash only. It appears as though most cc users are charged a 2-3% for cc usage as well as a .15c fee on top of that for each transaction. Since mobile food vendors usually have smaller bills, these rates hurt them a lot.
Please note these fees do not include any additional cost if you rent or purchase a machine to process these bills.
Are the participants in the poll mainly hot doggers or are they mobile kitchens on wheels selling “high dollar” lunches. (cheesesteaks, bbq, etc.)
Gourmet Food Truck meals aren’t always expensive. If you look at the taco trucks, their prices do fall in line with hot dog vendors. Specifically to your question, I cannot tell exactly who has answered our poll question, we cover the entire mobile food industry, so it could be a mix of both.