Flashback Friday: Choose The Right Truck For Your Business

Flashback Friday

It’s Friday, which means another edition of Flashback Friday is among us.

For this week’s version of Flashback Friday, we decided to help out aspiring mobile kitchen owners in terms of choosing the right truck for their business. Therefore, we are going all the way back to April 30, 2014 for this amazing article that was published right here at FoodTruckr: How to Start a Food Truck 15B: Choose the Right Truck for Your Business.

If you are new to the industry or know someone who is trying to join, then make sure to pass along this information, or take it to heart, of course.

Just like with previous Flashback Friday articles, we will providing a preview of the article below as well as the link so you can read the entire thing.

Flashback Friday: Choose The Right Truck For Your Business

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.

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

We know how serious you are about starting a food truck—but are you ready to show the rest of the world? If so, there’s one decisive action you can take that makes your commitment to this dream evident: buying or leasing your very first truck.

In last week’s post, we showed you where to find food trucks for sale and explained the differences between new trucks, used trucks, and leased trucks. It’s so important to choose a food truck that will support your business goals and allow you to make progress toward achieving your dreams—and last week’s lesson and today’s lesson are designed to help you find the absolute best food truck for your business. Today, we’ll cover more information on the equipment and essentials you need to get out on the road.

Looking for Food Trucks For Sale? Check out this link for more details!

Side Hustle

Trucks, Carts, and Trailers

Though we usually talk about food trucks specifically here on FoodTruckr, our site is really a resource for everyone in the mobile food industry. Many of our favorite FoodTruckrs don’t even own food trucks—they’re operating from carts or trailers.

Which type of street food vehicle is the most effective way to sell your famous Philly cheesesteaks or organic hummus? While the vehicle you choose will be largely dependent on the local laws in your city, it’s still helpful to understand the benefits that trucks, carts, and trailers have to offer.

  • Food Trucks: If you find someone selling gourmet burgers and brats or fresh salads with fruit-inspired dressings on the side of the road, chances are good that the vendor is working out of a food truck. Many mobile restaurant owners go for food trucks because trucks offer plenty of space and lots of flexibility. Typically ranging in size from 14 feet to 34 feet, food trucks have room for the operators to cook and serve onboard the vehicle itself. Though you may still be required to prepare and store your food at a commissary, food trucks offer many aspiring street food vendors the perfect way to serve their tastiest creations.

  • Food Carts: If you’re interested in something a little smaller and easier to manage, a food cart could be right for you. Food carts are small and simple—just attach the cart to another vehicle and tow it to your selling destination. Some FoodTruckrs start out with food carts because they cost less and may be easier to manage. However, you should be sure that you’ll be comfortable serving from a small space. Food carts also cost less to maintain and may require less cleaning and care, but they don’t allow you to serve as much food at once and may not be as noticeable as a larger vehicle to people passing by on the street.

  • Food Trailers: In some ways, food trailers are similar to food carts—they don’t move on their own, so you’ll need to tow them with another, larger vehicle. However, food trailers are more comparable in size to food trucks. A food trailer generally has plenty of room inside for a good-sized kitchen and storage space for ingredients. With a food trailer, you’ll be capable of serving large crowds of hungry fans. Keep in mind that if you opt for a food cart or food trailer, you’ll need to ensure that your vehicle has sufficient towing capacity. Simply adding a trailer hitch to your two-door coupe won’t cut it. Ask your dealer what your car or truck can handle.

Looking to take your food truck business to the next level? If so, then The Food Truck Growth Kit has your name written all over it!

There is so much more invaluable information from this article that wasn’t previewed above, so make sure to read the entire piece here.

You May Also Like...  How To Handle Angry Customers At Your Food Truck Business

If you liked this article, then we encourage you to share your feedback, advice, questions and/or stories below!

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

The Mobile Pub Is Providing A Truly Unique Experience To The Food Truck Industry The food truck industry is filled with amazing concepts. From hamburgers to lobster tacos, this industry really does have it all. Every now and then, we see a new concept that just blows us away. A...
Monday Motivation For Food Truck Owners Yet another week is among us. While so many people dread Mondays, you shouldn't be one of them. After all, you are a food truck owner, and you chose this life, this dream, this profession. Of cours...
The No. 1 Thing Food Truck Owners Should Consider Doing In 2017 How are you planning on achieving your goals in 2017, food truck owners? Sure, there is still some time left in 2016, which means you might still be trying to figure out what you want to accomplish...
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...
3 Keys To An Entrepreneur’s Success In The Food Truck Industry 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...
The 12 Days of FoodTruckr: 9 Things to Put On Your Website On the ninth day of Christmas, FoodTruckr’s giving you… 9 Things to Put On Your Website! Though most of your food truck's business is definitely taking place offline, it's still incredibly important...
FS015- Food Truck Marketing Tips and The LA Food Scene with Shawna Dawson Today, we're extremely happy to welcome an amazing guest on the show who has a major influence in the LA Food Scene and the growth of food trucks in general! Shawna Dawson co-founded the LA Str...
Food Trucks: 2 Ways To Ensure Success This Week Hey, FoodTruckrs! If you can believe it, it's already October, and November is already rearing its beautiful head. Before we know it, it's going to be New Year's Eve, a time when we tend to do our ...
2 Simple Ways Food Truck Entrepreneurs Can Get Their Customers Excited For Spring 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...
15 Inspiring Quotes That Will Help Mobile Kitchen Owners Conquer The Daily Grind If you have ever owned your own business, and especially if you have owned and operated a food truck, then you know how tough the daily grind can be. Not only do you have to worry about making enou...
3 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Continue Their Learning 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...
Gypsy Express’ Unique Background Is Why The Food Truck Industry Is So Great Not everyone who enters the food truck industry has a background in food, if you will. Some people enter this industry to become chefs, even though they have little experience in that department. Othe...
Location Updates for Food Trucks: Helping Fans Find You If you had to explain the difference between a food truck and a restaurant to your 85-year old grandmother, you’d probably start out with the most obvious difference: a food truck has wheels. You c...
The Truth About Overnight Success In The Food Truck Industry There are an overwhelming amount of people entering the food truck industry these days, and for the most part, we think that is awesome ... as long as every food truck owner knows what they are gettin...
The 12 Days of FoodTruckr: 5 Golden Podcasts On the fifth day of Christmas, FoodTruckr’s giving you… Five Golden Podcasts! That’s right, FoodTruckrs—today is one of our favorite days of The 12 Days of FoodTruckr, because we get the chance to s...

About the Author

FoodTruckr

FoodTruckr is the #1 online destination for current and aspiring food truck owners looking to succeed in the mobile food industry. Self described “food truck devotees,” the FoodTruckr team enjoys reading about successful entrepreneurs, salivating over photos of burritos on Twitter, and long walks through food truck parks. Chat with FoodTruckr on Facebook or check out the FoodTruckr School podcast for more awesome tips to level up your business.

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