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Mobile Food Services

NAICS 72233

Industry Definition

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in preparing and serving meals and snacks for immediate consumption from motorized vehicles or nonmotorized carts. The establishment is the central location from which the caterer route is serviced, not each vehicle or cart. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in providing food services from vehicles, such as hot dog carts and ice cream trucks.

Other Resources for this Industry

  • View other information using the Industry Statistics Sampler
  • Learn more about this industry on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
  • Preview a sample 2012 Economic Census form [pdf] for this industry

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Economic Planning and Coordination Division | 1-877-790-1876 | Last Revised: April 25, 2013