Operating a food truck in Cincinnati may look like fun, but it's exhausting work, owners say

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As the first local food truck owner moves to sell his business, 29 other vendors register to become members of the Cincinnati Food Truck Association.

Owners of food trucks in Cincinnati say their rolling eateries are like any other small business. Start-up costs are high, hours never end and rewards are far and in-between. Additionally, the food truck business may be more difficult here than larger markets because of the smaller scale.

“I wish it was better here, it may have inclined me to stay,” Tom Acito, owner of Cincinnati's first food truck, said. “I thought it would be better – thought there would be a rush – but Cincinnati doesn’t come close to other cities.”

Is Cincinnati a viable environment for the food truck industry?

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