How to Start a Food Truck

Tips For A Successful Grand Opening At Your Food Truck Business

First impressions are everything, and that saying especially rings true in the food truck industry. How can you have a good first impression in the food truck industry, one might be wondering? Easy. By having a successful grand opening. Now, you don’t need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on your food truck grand Read More

7-Step Plan For How To Start A Mobile Food Truck Business

Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a guest post from Lisa Griffin. Lisa is a blogger and freelance writer for Edubirdie. Her lifestyle credo is “Your behavior is the sum total of your action and reaction to issues and people around you.” Just imagine that you can earn money by going where the people go and making Read More

This Video Will Help Owners Create A Community For Their Food Truck Brand

If you have dived into the industry of food trucks, then you should know by now how important your brand is. Likewise, you should know how important your food truck community is. You should also know this: Growth is a very important part of running your business, but said growth is sometimes hard to achieve. Read More

Take Your Food Truck Business To The Next Level With This Growth Kit

Are you looking to take your food truck business to the next level and increase your sales? Look no further than our Food Truck Business Growth Kit to make that happen! If you are all about growing your business — which you 100 percent should be — then you will find the following information extremely useful, Read More

How to Start a Food Truck 25: Order and Stock Supplies

Before you can officially open for business, you need to make sure your truck is fully stocked and equipped to handle the needs of scores of hungry customers—so today, you’re going to spend time working inside your food truck and getting everything set up to begin selling. We'll cover cooking tools, dishes and utensils, and cleaning products.

A Special FoodTruckr Announcement from Pat Flynn

Hey FoodTruckrs! Pat Flynn here. I don’t write too much for the FoodTruckr blog, but today is a special day. So I asked my awesome team if I could be the one to share the exciting news. Are you ready for a treat?!

How to Start a Food Truck 21: Create a Logo and Truck Design

Whether you’re serving up sandwiches to downtown office workers or dishing up comfort food at the state fair, a bold logo and a bright graphic wrap will draw attention to your truck and help you stand out from the crowd. Learn how to create appealing, eye-catching designs in the latest lesson of "How to Start a Food Truck."

How to Start a Food Truck 19: Organize Your Licenses and Permits

What’s on today’s menu? We’ll walk you through some of the licenses and permits that you’ll need to sell food from a food truck, as well as some of the requirements you must fulfill as an employer. Then, we’ll show you how to stay organized and keep everything together while you’re researching the local requirements in your area and applying for various documentation.

How to Start a Food Truck 16: Get Insurance

In the latest "How to Start a Food Truck" lesson, we offer a guide to buying insurance for your food truck. Your food truck is serious business, and if you're aiming for success, it’s essential to make sure that your truck is protected from anything and everything that rolls its way.

How to Start a Food Truck 15B: Choose the Right Truck for Your Business

In the latest "How to Start a Food Truck" lesson, we explain how to buy a food truck that will support your business goals and allow you to make progress toward achieving your dreams. Learn about the equipment and essentials you need to get out on the road in this all new chapter.

How to Start a Food Truck 15A: Buy or Lease a Food Truck

It’s time for us to take on one of the most exciting topics we’ve ever covered: how to buy a food truck. Today, we’ll discuss where to find food trucks for sale and how to choose the best vehicle for your business (and next week, we’ll tackle some of the specifics of what exactly should go inside your truck).

How to Start a Food Truck 11: Calculate Profit Margins

Food trucks come in all sizes and styles, so prices can run the gamut from seriously cheap eats to indulgent, only-affordable-once-in-a-while treats. To thrive as a food truck owner, you have to find the sweet spot between prices that are low enough to attract customers and prices that are high enough to still turn a profit. In the latest chapter of "How to Start a Food Truck," we show you how to calculate profit margin scenarios and plan for your food truck business.

How to Start a Food Truck 09: Write a Business Plan

Whether you’re just learning how to start a food truck or you're already a pro with an established fleet of trucks, a business plan is essential to your long-term success. We show you how to write one in the latest lesson of "How to Start a Food Truck."

How to Start a Food Truck 07: Learn About Commissaries

Wondering where to find a commercial kitchen space to store your famous steak burrito fixins and to prep your salsa verde? Learn about the most common types of commissaries for food trucks in the latest lesson of "How to Start a Food Truck."

How to Start a Food Truck 05: Look into Local Laws

If you’ve made it this far in the series, we know you’re serious about learning how to start a food truck. So starting today, we’re moving on to a new unit of your food truck journey that’s crammed full of serious information, know-how, and advice to start your business off on the right, uh, wheel.

How to Start a Food Truck 02: Decide What You’ll Sell

Your unique selling proposition (USP)—or the concept that you come up with for your truck—is one of the key ingredients in your recipe to successful food truck ownership. You’ll be working with the USP and refining it a lot over the next several months, but for now, it’s simply important to come up with a solid idea with a supporting plan that’s as detailed as possible. So grab your favorite note-taking device and start those brain engines—we’re about to do some serious thinking!