November Is The Perfect Month For Food Trucks To Ramp Up Their Catering Businesses

Catering

Believe it or not, tomorrow is the first day of November, which means there are only two months left in the year for food truck owners to meet all of their goals. Are you on track when it comes to meeting your goals, or are you way behind? Nonetheless, it might be time to change up your food truck strategy a bit, and ramping up your catering side of the business is the perfect way to do that.

While you don’t typically have to wait until November to ramp up your catering business, right now is the perfect time to do just that, and we will provide four reasons why. With that in mind, it’s never too late to branch out in the food truck industry. How can I branch out in this industry, one might be wondering? Simple. You can start catering, tackling new events, etc.

Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: 6 Free Social Media Tools to Get People Talking About Your Food Truck.

November Is The Perfect Month For Food Trucks To Ramp Up Their Catering Businesses

  • Gain New Customers For The New Year
  • Because Business Is Likely Slow Anyways
  • You Can’t Get Complacent In This Industry
  • Because Catering/Adding Another Form Of Income Is Good For Business

Gain New Customers For The New Year

If you start ramping up your catering business now, then you can really hit the ground running once the calendar turns over to 2017. Why? Well, because catering opens up the door for more opportunities, and you might also have gigs already set up in advance.

For example, you might cater for a holiday party and completely knock it out of the park. One might be wondering what comes next after that. Well, some guests might hire you in the future for events of their own. Therefore, one gig can easily lead to two, three, four or five gigs (or more!).

You May Also Like...  3 Ways To Not Go Through The Motions In The Food Truck Industry

If you have a ton of catering jobs lined up for 2017, then you are not only going to be rather busy, and making great money in the process, but you are also going to be catering for new people. That is where new customers come into play. Not to mention, more and more people from these catering events might go to your truck outside of an event.

Because Business Is Likely Slow AnywaysCatering

Not everyone lives in a place like Florida or California, which means not everyone has the luxury of dealing with nice weather every single day of the year — well, for the most part, that is. With that said, once November, December and January roll around, your food truck’s business could take a big hit. In most cases, that is expected. After all, mobile kitchen owners are familiar with the slow season.

Since your sales might be down because of the slow season, why wouldn’t you ramp up your catering side of the business? You might have more time on your hands as a result of not staying open as late, and there are plenty of cold days when you are going to be closed altogether. In between all of that, though, there are still going to be plenty of people who are looking for food places to cater special events, and that is where your food truck comes into play — and saves the day.

Basically, business is slow, but if you plan on making good money regardless, then you have to search for other opportunities. You know, like catering.

You May Also Like...  Gear Up For October With These FoodTruckr Articles

You Can’t Get Complacent In This Industry

The food truck industry might not be that hard to break into if you have a lot of money saved up, or can get your truck financed easily, but that does not mean things are going to be easy once you have actually started up your business.

Looking for financing to start or grow an existing food truck? JSL Financial has you covered.

This industry is brutal for so many different reasons, and you can’t afford to get complacent as a result. If you get complacent, then your competition could start to break away from you. What does that mean? Well, it might just mean your competition is more successful, or it could lead to you losing customers to your competition.

In the food truck industry, you have to always be implementing new strategies when it comes to your menu, social media, marketing — you name it. That’s how you grow and thrive.

If you start ramping up your catering business now, then you will be doing the exact opposite of getting complacent — you will be adding a new weapon to the mix, and you will also be adding another form of income to your business.

RELATED: 5 Unique Things Food Truck Business Owners Should Do Every Day. Don’t get complacent. In the spirit of that thinking, try out these five unique things at your food truck business. While you’re at it, you might as well implement them every single day your mobile kitchen is serving up food.

You May Also Like...  15 Inspiring Quotes That Will Help Mobile Kitchen Owners Conquer The Daily Grind

Because Catering/Adding Another Form Of Income Is Good For Business

CateringWith catering, you are adding another form of income to the mix. Not only can this lead to more money, but it also means you can count on more than one form of income. That — in every sense of the word — is good for business.

Once again, this industry is tough to grow and thrive in, but you can achieve both of those things by branching out. You can do exactly that by adding more streams of income to the mix via catering and food truck events.

While most of your business might consist of being parked at your designated location(s) and selling food, there are plenty of other ways to make money, like catering.

Right now (November) is the perfect time to incorporate more catering gigs. Why? Well, because you can gain more customers for 2017 if you start lining up catering jobs now, business is likely slow anyways (or is at least about to be once the temperatures drop), you can’t get complacent, especially at the end of the year, and any time is a good time to gain another stream of income.

Just remember this: Catering is good for business because it could — and should — lead to more customers and more money.

To dig your teeth into what FoodTruckr has to offer, make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, and also make sure to check out more content that we bring to the table.

Recently on FoodTruckr

Rock The Last 3 Months Of 2018 With These Food Truck Tips Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...
10 Things That Might Be On A Food Truck Owner’s Mind With Fall Approaching Everyone has different thought processes and everyone's business is different. After all, fall might be approaching and the busy season is coming to a close, but that doesn't mean every food truck ...
3 Creative Yet Basic Ways To Make Your Food Truck Environment More Enjoyable If you want customers to come raining down on you this summer (minus the actual rain, of course), then you need to make sure your food is as good as it can possibly be, your customer service is otherw...
Flashback Friday: Be Consistent At Your Food Truck Consistent. Hard. Work. That's the key -- well, that and loving your job ... and so many other ingredients, really. Of course, consistent hard work is the only way you are going to find out if s...
Business Quotes That Are Perfect For Food Truck Owners Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...
2 Simple Yet Effective Ways To Gain More Exposure At Your Food Truck So many food truck owners -- especially the ones just breaking into the industry -- desire more customers, greater sales and an ever-increasing revenue. That's what keeps a business afloat (and thrivi...
Three Keys to Building Food Truck Super-Fans Close your eyes and picture your favorite regular customer. You know the Suit—extra hot sauce, hold the cheese—who always gives you a smile and a healthy tip. Or that chatty college girl who seems to ...
How To Handle Angry Customers At Your Food Truck Business Whether you are dealing with angry customers at your food truck or on social media, you have to know how to handle these types of people. After all, it's all about the customers, the customer is alway...
Don’t Make These Mistakes If You Are A Food Truck Business Owner People make mistakes all the time. The key is to limit the mistakes, and to also learn from them when you do make them. Of course, that's easier said than done, especially if you don't even know yo...
How to Start a Food Truck 06: Find Prime Parking Last week’s chapter of “How to Start a Food Truck” marked the start of our research unit as we began discussing how to learn about food truck laws and restrictions in your area. Let’s be honest—that w...
2 Invaluable Things Food Truck Chefs Need To Learn From Business Owners Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Jeremy Adams. Jeremy is the President/CEO of Prestige Food Trucks, which is the world's leading custom food truck manufacturer. In his current...
Characteristics Of Successful Entrepreneurs That Food Truck Owners Should Adopt If you own a food truck, then you are literally an owner of a small business. Therefore, you can think of yourself as an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs have more than one stream of income, and if you ...
Throwback Thursday: A Look Back At Last Month’s Food Truck Articles For this week's edition of Throwback Thursday, we are going to go back in time ... but not too far back. In fact, we are only going to go back about a month in time. In the spirit of that thinking, b...
Reasons To Love Food Trucks Why do people love food trucks so much? That's a question we've been pondering lately. We know why we love food trucks, but why do people who venture to food trucks love them so much? Believe it...
The Best FoodTruckr Advice For Mobile Kitchen Owners From Last September Reflection and the act of looking back can help us gain some perspective on our current lives, and it can also help us devise new strategies along the way. Going along with that thinking, we wanted...

Love it? Share it: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter