3 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Get Out Of A Funk

Goals

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 role as President/CEO, Jeremy manages dozens of employees, interacts with clients, and maintains a healthy relationship with all of his business partners. Since Prestige, Jeremy has launched many other successful companies.

There are an endless amount of things people do to get out of funks, such as going for a walk, listening to music, going to a movie and the list could go on and on.

However, even with those types of ingredients, funks can still rear their ugly heads in no time, which is why we came up with three strategies for when food truck owners are face to face with the inevitable funk, and these strategies can be found below.

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.

3 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Get Out Of A Funk

  • Create Something New
  • Remind Yourself Why You’re Doing This
  • Take Some Form Of Break

3.) Create Something New

As a food truck owner who owns his/her own business and kitchen, you have the power to create something new. For example, you could create a new meal, a new strategy for your business, an additional service (such as a catering service or selling some of your food products in bulk), etc.

How is this supposed to get you out of a funk, though?

You May Also Like...  How Successful Food Truck Owners Can Achieve Even More Success

For starters, your passion is likely cooking, so creating a new meal (or even a new menu, on a more extreme note) could help your passion shine through, and it could even remind you why you became a cook in the first place.

There are a number of different reasons why food truck owners might enter the inevitable funk, and one of the many reasons could come down to boredom. Don’t be afraid to spice things up, even if it just comes in the form of creating something new at (or for) your business.

Creativity is a very powerful tool.

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!

2.) Remind Yourself Why You’re Doing This

Why did you become a food truck owner in the first place?

More likely than not, you became a mobile kitchen owner because, like we stated above, your passion is cooking. Therefore, you decided to finally go into all-in mode by following your dream of being a chef. This new life — being a cook for a living, that is — is likely way better than the alternative, which was, more likely than not, the previous job you were at, a job you might have despised.

Why did you become a food truck owner? Was it because you wanted to eventually open a sit-down restaurant? Maybe you wanted to run your own business and eventually be less hands-on with said business? Maybe you just wanted to work for yourself and you also love to cook, and you wanted to combine those ingredients?

You May Also Like...  Food Truck Owners Can't Stop Making New Goals

With this step, make sure to incorporate the process that is reflecting, and be grateful for what you do have.

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

RELATED: 3 Tweaks That Might Help Your Food Truck Business Achieve More Success

1.) Take Some Form Of Break

All in all, you might be in a funk because you are overwhelmed at your food truck business and you need a break. So when you get the chance, don’t be afraid to do exactly that.

Of course, you are running a business here, and you can’t just leave your business in the form of closing down shop whenever you want, but you can set vacation dates for later in the future.

Over time, you will know what months your food truck is typically busy and what months it is not, so use your knowledge to your power by planning a vacation for when your food truck is typically in a slow period (or during the offseason).

If all else fails, then start taking breaks on a daily basis in the form of going for walks, unplugging from social media and technology (possibly later at night when your work is finished), going to the gym or anything and everything that will help to get your mind clear and fresh.

There are many ways to defeat a funk, and we hope the three strategies above can do food truck owners wonders.

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

You May Also Like...  Throwback Thursday: Focus On Your Work-Life Balance At Your Food Truck

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

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...
Flashback Friday: Use Apps To Simplify Your Food Truck Business We live in a day and age in which the internet is literally taking over the world, and that is a good thing when said internet is used properly. For example, if you use it to help your business, li...
Five Things We’re Grateful For This Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is finally here! As you might imagine, this is a pretty big holiday for the FoodTruckr team. Obviously, we all love delicious food—but most of all, we love having the chance to express ou...
Food Truck Owners Have To Cut Out Distractions — Just Like Any Other Profession 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...
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...
The Best FoodTruckr Advice For Mobile Kitchen Owners From Last Week: Aug. 28-Sept. 3 If you missed the FoodTruckr action last week, then we have you covered. After all, we will be providing every article published at FoodTruckr from last week, and they can all be found in one convenie...
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...
FoodTruckrs’ Top 10 Mobile Kitchen Articles From 2017 Now that 2017 is almost in the books, we figured now would be the perfect time to unleash the top 10 mobile kitchen articles from 2017. With that in mind, below you will, of course, find the most v...
Flashback Friday: All-Star Advice From Real Food Truck Owners In the recent past, we interviewed real life food truck owners who were battling it out in the mobile kitchen industry. Each food truck had its own unique story -- which tends to be the case for an...
FoodTruckr Marketing Tips From December We dished out a lot of great marketing tips for food truck owners this month. As a final 2018 gift to you, we wanted to put all of those articles in one place so it's easier for you to view and gai...
Portland Food Trucks That Foodies Need To Try Immediately Just like so many other places, Portland has its fair share of food trucks, and if you consider yourself a food lover, then we have three food trucks that you need to try immediately. While there a...
Flashback Friday: Building And Growing Your Food Truck Catering Business If you are in the market for building and growing your food truck catering business, then we have an extra special treat for you today. Below, we will be flashing back to two articles that will do ...
Los Angeles Vegan Food Trucks That Foodies Need To Try Immediately Los Angeles is absolutely flooding with amazing food trucks. In the spirit of that thinking, we are about to unleash three Los Angeles vegan food trucks that foodies need to try ASAP. As a frien...
How to Run a Food Truck 06: Handle Customer Disputes Last week on “How to Run a Food Truck,” we covered one of the most important topics we’ve ever written about here on FoodTruckr—how to deliver excellent service to your customers. Good customer servic...
Food Truck Weddings Are Becoming More And More Popular Nowadays — And For Good Reason Have you ever imagined having your wedding catered by a food truck? Heck, maybe that is some people's dream. Dream or not, more and more couples are getting their weddings catered by mobile catering t...

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