The life of a food truck owner can be a rather busy one.
After all, there are plenty of food truck owners who put in 60-plus hours a week at their food trucks (or they spend that many hours working on their businesses).
Everyday life in the mobile kitchen industry is what you make of it. If you love everything about this industry, then you probably love it; however, that doesn’t mean it won’t be stressful from time to time, especially since this industry is so competitive, and since your job features more than cooking.
With all of that said, we are about to feature five articles that will help food truck owners out with everyday life.
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The daily grind might be … well, a grind, but you can conquer every single day in this wonderful industry!
5 Articles That Will Help Food Truck Owners Out With Everyday Life
When you are lacking inspiration, you might be overworked, which means a break/mini-vacation is very much needed. This could come in the form of a weekend getaway, a longer trip or just taking a day off.
Being a food truck owner is tough, but you have to keep the mind, body and soul happy.
We all go through the daily grind, and we all feel uninspired from time to time as a result; however, that just might mean you need some form of break, and if the time permits, then by all means take one.
3.) Spread Joy To Your Customers Via Happy Hours And/Or Free Samples:You don’t have to do this all of the time, because you will be losing product, and in turn money, but if you want to attract some customers/make them happy, then don’t be afraid to give free samples away every now and then, especially when you are wanting to test out a new dish before adding it to the menu. Not to mention, happy hours alone can help attract more customers, and spread joy to everyone involved on top of that, for food at a discounted price is a very beautiful thing.
If you only focus on work, your personal life (and possibly health) is likely going to take a hit. On the flip side, if you only focus on your personal life, your work is going to take a serious hit. The key to the work-life balance is focusing on everything.
While you might not be working constantly from 9-to-5, owning a food truck becomes your life, so you are always doing something to help your business grow. At the same time, your work schedule might be more spread out, so there are gaps where you can actually enjoy the little things in life, like your hobbies or spending time with — you guessed it — family.
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That might mean taking some of your work home. For example, creating your menus and crunching numbers while you are at home and away from all of the distractions at your food truck. This little tactic, which many food truck owners are likely already doing, could lead to you doing a better job with the food itself and serving customers. After all, instead of worrying about crunching numbers (or whatever it might be) when you get a short break at your truck at some point during the day, you can rest assured that the time to do that task is already on the schedule (for example, you solely plan on doing it from 6 to 8 a.m. in the morning).
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Not all of your employees are going to share the same exact passions as you, and some of them might just look at your food truck business as a job — nothing more. Of course, they are still going to show up for work and do a great job, but you need to be understandable with things like schedule requests.
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