Despite the recent booming of the food truck industry, no research has identified consumers’ underlying beliefs in regards to their food truck visits. To discover underlying cognitive structure about consumers’ food truck visits, this study utilized the theory of planned behavior (TPB) and examined salient behavioral beliefs, normative beliefs, and control beliefs with an elicitation study. A content analysis was performed with a total of 200 responses using Nvivo 10. Consequently, this study identified a range of advantages (e.g., unique and/or different food), disadvantages (e.g., sanitation), referent groups (e.g., family), and barriers and facilitators (e.g., proximity). Based on the findings, practical and theoretical implications were discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism|
|State||Published - Mar 3 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management