Less than a 30 second walk gets you a tasty sandwich at An Xyuen for under $3. You can get a massive bowl of soup at Pho Hung or a burger and fries at Foster Burger for $8. Carts have quickly lost their trendy, cool-factor. If they're not a viable, tasty, cheap alternative to fast food, then they will die. And should.
Agreed, that was pretty much my point.
I can eat like an over-stuffed KING at An Xuyen for $5. If I want to drop $8-12, Foster Burger, Pho Hung, Slingshot Lounge, etc. are all just as close. No one can be making money on these things; I'd wager foot traffic at this spot is MAYBE a dozen people a day (can see it right out the window while I'm working)...split between 5 carts...and the 5th cart has been in the "painting/prep stage" since November. That's 5 months of rent going out without a single dime rolling in. Again, the last thing I want to see is people fail in this economy where there are few if any safety nets left, but who honestly thinks this is a viable business plan at this point, food carts or otherwise?
Again, as I mentioned on twitter earlier, I'd gladly trade this entire pod just to get Morelia back.