Is Your Food Truck Business Ready For Spring?

Spring

Spring is just around the corner. In fact, it goes down this month, on March 20. Therefore, let’s pose the big question for food truck owners: Is your food truck business ready for spring?

First things first, how is your mobile kitchen looking? If you didn’t close down for winter — and there are plenty of food truck owners who don’t — then your food truck is probably ready to go in terms of the actual appearance.

However, if you did close down for winter, and your truck has just been sitting somewhere for the past couple of months (or longer), then you need to make sure everything is operating correctly. Not just the food truck equipment, but the truck itself. An oil change or the rotation of tires could be in order. A nice bath for your lunch truck could get it looking like new as well.

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.

Once your truck is running on all cylinders again (if your truck already was, then that step won’t take too long, which is a huge bonus), it’s time to look at three other things: Social media, your menus and your food truck team.

Let’s start with social media. Hopefully you have been posting regularly to your social media networks. If not, then there is no need to panic, but now is the time to put your foot on the gas pedal. Not only should you start posting to your social media networks on a consistent basis, but you should be pumping up your mobile kitchen customers as well, and hyping up your truck in the process. Give them a reason to be excited about spring, a reason to be excited about going to your food truck all summer long. One way to do that is by giving away free things, such as meals, drinks, shirts with your logo on them, etc.

You May Also Like...  The First Step In Securing Food Truck Financing Is Trying

Spring

Are you planning on going with the same menus as last year, or are you going to switch things up a bit? This is for you, food truck owner, to decide. Doing a specialized menu for the beginning of spring might not be a bad idea either, whether you specialize an entire menu or just have a couple of specials on your menu for a limited time.

Are you and your food truck team ready to go? Do you have all of your employees hired and are they readySpring to have another successful spring? Now is the time to get them inspired and motivated. Reminder: You are not only a chef in this case — you are a manager, boss and leader as well. Get your employees ready.

The final step, if you will, is to look at last year’s numbers to see what worked and what didn’t work. This will help you in the food preparation department, and it will also allow you to make an educated guess instead of a complete guess when it comes to how much food you will need on any given day. With the busy season just around the corner, that is essential, because you don’t want to run out of food, and you also want to dish out meals that sold early and often the year before.

Spring is just around the corner, food truck owners. Are you ready for it?

RELATED: Should You Spend A Lot Of Money For Your Food Truck’s Grand Opening? While, yes, your grand opening is a big deal, you also don’t want to get in a major hole before you even really step foot in the food truck industry. Check out this article for more details.

You May Also Like...  The Many Faces of Food Trucks: How Renting a Truck Benefits Your Business

Looking to build a new custom food truck? Check out this link for more details!

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

Summer Listening: Eight Great Podcasts for Food Truck Owners Do you remember getting summer reading assignments when you were a kid? Even though those were pretty terrible at the time, one of our favorite things to do now in the summer is to kick back with a...
Throwback Thursday: Things We’re Grateful For This Thanksgiving First off, happy Thanksgiving, FoodTruckrs! We hope you have an awesome day, one that is filled with cherished moments with friends and family members. There is so much to be thankful for in the...
The Best FoodTruckr Advice For Mobile Kitchen Owners From Last Week: Nov. 13-18 If you can believe it ... Thanksgiving is almost among us. Yes, another week came and went here at FoodTruckr, and it is already Nov. 19. In hopes of summarizing the week we just had in style, w...
FoodTruckr Heroes: East Side King We’ve been talking lately in the “How to Start a Food Truck” series about how to buy an affordable food truck with all the right equipment for your business. After all, the inside of your truck is inc...
FoodTruckr Heroes: Stripchezze We’ve talked before about how important it is to get involved with your local community—and today’s FoodTruckr Hero is a great example of how you can attain success by embracing the people, places, an...
The Best FoodTruckr Advice For Mobile Kitchen Owners From Last Week: July 24-30 We understand how busy food truck owners can be -- you are running your own business, after all -- which is why we decided to do you a little favor. In hopes of helping you achieve all of your goal...
Flashback Friday: The First Article Ever Published At FoodTruckr We have a special treat for this week's edition of Flashback Friday. For this week's edition, we are flashing all the way back to the first article ever published at FoodTruckr. The title: The G...
FS006- From Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant with Brett from BC Tacos In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we chat with Brett Chiavari from BC Tacos, one of the most popular food trucks to reign South Florida! He's also recently opened up a brick and mortar rest...
How Food Truck Owners Can Find Motivation In Every Single Day Everyone needs motivation -- without it, we, more likely than not, wouldn't be willing to work so hard toward our dreams, especially when the times get tough. So, we pose this question: How can foo...
Happy Birthday, FoodTruckr! Looking Back At One Year of Tasty Business Advice Today is a very special day here at FoodTruckr HQ—it marks the one-year anniversary since we launched our very first blog post and dove headfirst into the food truck community. So, Happy Birthday to u...
The 12 Days of FoodTruckr: 6 Ways to Find Your Spirit On the sixth day of Christmas, FoodTruckr’s giving you… Six Ways to Find Your Spirit! If The 12 Days of FoodTruckr haven’t already put you in a seasonal mood, then today’s new post is just for you. ...
FoodTruckr Heroes: Bakin’ Bakery This week’s FoodTruckr Hero has earned a spot in our Hall of Fame before even opening for business.  That’s an impressive feat—but this future food truck owner really made an impression on us! Meet...
How to Run an Eco-Friendly Food Truck Editor's Note: Hey FoodTruckrs! Whether you're just learning how to start a food truck or you're looking for more ways to improve your food truck business, today's lesson is an important one for every...
Motivational Interviews Conducted By FoodTruckr Last September As you have likely heard before -- and will continue to hear over and over again -- being a food truck owner is tough. It really, really is. Not only do you have to cook amazing food -- and satisfy...
Announcing…the “How to Run a Food Truck” Series! We showed you how to start a food truck—and now it’s time to take your learning to the next level. That’s right, FoodTruckrs! Coming up next, we’re proud to announce our brand new blog series: “How...

About the Author

Trevor

A Colorado native, Trevor started off his college career at the University of Colorado, but decided to switch teams after two years. He graduated with a degree in journalism at Colorado State University in 2014. Trevor started his professional writing career in sports, and has since expanded to many different genres. He is currently an MFA in creative writing student, and is also the Managing Editor at FoodTruckr.

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