Our Story

It All Started Back In...

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2010

THE LIME TRUCK IS BORN

The Lime Truck launched with a simple mission; to create the best possible dining experience for our guests, to introduce a surprisingly elevated food truck concept to an industry begging to be disrupted, and to have a ton of fun while doing it!

2011

WE WON! SEASON 2 OF THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE ON FOOD NETWORK

Our victory on Season 2 was what took us from being a local OC favorite to a celebrity-status food truck that couldn’t park anywhere without attracting a massive crowd! Our fleet and our team started expanding. Soon we started to capture the hearts of America doing what we love.

Winners of The Great Food Truck Race show
holding the belt The Great Food Truck Race All-Stars

2013-2016

THE AWARDS KEEP COMING... INCLUDING BEING NAMED TOP 5 FOOD TRUCKS IN AMERICA

As our fanbase and our service areas continued to expand beyond Orange County to Los Angeles, the accolades kept rolling in! For three years in a row, The Lime Truck was selected as one of the top 5 food trucks in America by Yahoo! We also were selected as the Best Restaurant in Orange County (the first ever food truck to win the award) and the Best Food Truck in LA by Thrillist.

2020

THE LIME TRUCK TURNS 10!

When we started the food truck back in 2010, we never imagined we would still be serving up our signature elevated Cali-Mex cuisine a year (or even a month) later. So after being in business for a decade, The Lime Truck’s mission evolved in a big way. We started to get to know our farmers and made a commitment to serving an ethically sourced menu using only premium ingredients that enrich the lives of our community and our customers.

tacos
brussel sprouts

2021

WE WON! AGAIN!! THE GREAT FOOD TRUCK RACE ALL STARS ON FOOD NETWORK

With all the challenges during the pandemic it felt damn good to win something. Being invited back to compete again in The Great Food Truck Race was a huge honor, especially since we were up against all the past champions who we held in such high regard (shoutout to our fellow finalists Seoul Sausage!). Coming home with the title of All Star Champions really just solidified our place as the top food truck in America.

2022

AND THEN THERE WERE 6! THE FLEET KEEPS GROWING

After 12 years of spreading joy and a deep, undying love of tacos throughout our community, it was time to take our business to the next level. We knew we wanted to continue expanding and to give folks across the country an opportunity to experience the magic that is The Lime Truck. So, we built out our leadership team to include some incredibly talented professionals and decided to start offering franchise opportunities! We have a goal of seeing 100 Lime Trucks serving up smiles across America by 2025. We can’t wait to see what happens next!

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