Philadelphia Mobile Food Association

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The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association is a trade association representing local mobile food vending businesses in Philadelphia.


Co-founders Dan Pennachietti[1] and Andrew Gerson started[2] the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association (PMFA) to provide organizational, legal, and advertising support to food truck owners operating in the Philadelphia area.[1] Through a communal approach, the organization's greatest ambition is to construct a strong voice when working with regulations established by Philadelphia's departments of Licenses & Inspections and Health.[3]

With financial assistance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the association began in January and February 2012. Within eight months of its emanation, PMFA already had 73 members.[1]


In order to join, interested food truck owners must pay a membership fee ranging from $150–$500.[1] Additionally, a prospective member must operate a food truck, be interested in owning a food truck, or be involved in the business of assisting mobile food operators.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c d Small, Spencer (17 October 2012). "Philadelphia Mobile Food Association is a community for mobile food vendors". The Daily Pennsylvanian. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b Wigglesworth, Alexandra (18 March 2012). "Street food carts and trucks have grown in stature". Metro - Philadelphia. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
  3. ^ Van Allen, Peter (15 June 2012). "Food trucks savor success, seek power in numbers". Philadelphia Business Journal. Retrieved 23 October 2013.