How to Start a Food Truck

Food Truck Owners Expo 2024

The first-ever Food Truck Owners Expo is launching this year! And it promises to be a great event for the catering industry. In fact it’s not just one event — it’s two! And depending on where you are in the country there’s probably one you can get to this year. Get Your Access Pass Now Read more

50 Food Truck Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck”

Do you remember the enthusiasm you felt upon that initial spark: “Hey! I should open a food truck!” What would you say to yourself now, these many moons later? Would you warn yourself off, or encourage yourself forward?

We at FoodTruckr wanted to know, and we bet you do too. So we asked food truck owners from across the country one simple question:

What’s the one thing you wish you’d known before you started your food truck?

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Food Truck

Whether you’re looking for a new career path or are a seasoned veteran in the restaurant business, starting your own food truck is a massive emotional, financial, and physical undertaking that you should not approach lightly. In some respects, food trucks follow the same formula for success as any other business: a savvy plan, a Read more

How to Start a Food Truck 19: Organize Your Licenses and Permits

What’s on today’s menu? We’ll walk you through some of the licenses and permits that you’ll need to sell food from a food truck, as well as some of the requirements you must fulfill as an employer. Then, we’ll show you how to stay organized and keep everything together while you’re researching the local requirements in your area and applying for various documentation.

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

In the latest “How to Start a Food Truck” lesson, we explain how to buy a food truck that will support your business goals and allow you to make progress toward achieving your dreams. Learn about the equipment and essentials you need to get out on the road in this all new chapter.

2 Guides That Are Perfect For Aspiring & Current Food Truck Owners Alike

We want to make this as short and sweet as possible so you can take advantage of the two guides the FoodTruckr team created for aspiring and current food truck owners alike. So, without wasting any time, the two guides are… Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr Newsletter and we’ll throw in our free guide: Read more

10 Reasons To Become A Food Truck Owner In 2019

How long have you wanted to become a food truck owner? Has it been weeks? Months? Years? What’s holding you back? Perhaps it’s the money aspect since you need funds to start a food truck business. Maybe you just don’t know where to start, or you dread the business side of running a food truck. Read more

Lease-To-Own Programs For Food Trucks

Many aspiring chefs and entrepreneurs alike struggle to start up a food truck business because of the initial costs. Not only do you need the money to buy a food truck and all of the equipment but you have to have enough money to pay for employees, permits, etc. While the two main options in the Read more

Looking To Start A Food Truck Business? FoodTruckr Has You Covered!

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, Read more

How To Start A Mobile Street Food Business On A Small Budget

Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Alyssa Johnson. Alyssa is currently working as a freelance writer for https://essayvikings.com/. Her lifestyle credo is “A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” On the outside, a mobile street food business does not seem like a high-cost means of entering the food industry.
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Tips For A Successful Grand Opening At Your Food Truck Business

First impressions are everything, and that saying especially rings true in the food truck industry. How can you have a good first impression in the food truck industry, one might be wondering? Easy. By having a successful grand opening. Now, you don’t need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on your food truck grand Read more

7-Step Plan For How To Start A Mobile Food Truck Business

Just imagine that you can earn money by going where the people go and making them happy. By what? By food, of course! Fairs, outdoor parties and celebrations, and just busy spots in general tend to be accompanied by mobile food carts. As opposed to buying a restaurant, it is cheaper and more convenient. The Read more

This Video Will Help Owners Create A Community For Their Food Truck Brand

If you have dived into the industry of food trucks, then you should know by now how important your brand is. Likewise, you should know how important your food truck community is. You should also know this: Growth is a very important part of running your business, but said growth is sometimes hard to achieve. Read more

Take Your Food Truck Business To The Next Level With This Growth Kit

Are you looking to take your food truck business to the next level and increase your sales? Look no further than our Food Truck Business Growth Kit to make that happen! If you are all about growing your business — which you 100 percent should be — then you will find the following information extremely useful, Read more

How to Start a Food Truck 25: Order and Stock Supplies

Before you can officially open for business, you need to make sure your truck is fully stocked and equipped to handle the needs of scores of hungry customers—so today, you’re going to spend time working inside your food truck and getting everything set up to begin selling. We’ll cover cooking tools, dishes and utensils, and cleaning products.

A Special FoodTruckr Announcement from Pat Flynn

Hey FoodTruckrs! Pat Flynn here. I don’t write too much for the FoodTruckr blog, but today is a special day. So I asked my awesome team if I could be the one to share the exciting news. Are you ready for a treat?!

How to Start a Food Truck 21: Create a Logo and Truck Design

Whether you’re serving up sandwiches to downtown office workers or dishing up comfort food at the state fair, a bold logo and a bright graphic wrap will draw attention to your truck and help you stand out from the crowd. Learn how to create appealing, eye-catching designs in the latest lesson of “How to Start a Food Truck.”

How to Start a Food Truck 16: Get Insurance

In the latest “How to Start a Food Truck” lesson, we offer a guide to buying insurance for your food truck. Your food truck is serious business, and if you’re aiming for success, it’s essential to make sure that your truck is protected from anything and everything that rolls its way.

How to Start a Food Truck 15A: Buy or Lease a Food Truck

It’s time for us to take on one of the most exciting topics we’ve ever covered: how to buy a food truck. Today, we’ll discuss where to find food trucks for sale and how to choose the best vehicle for your business (and next week, we’ll tackle some of the specifics of what exactly should go inside your truck).

How to Start a Food Truck 11: Calculate Profit Margins

Food trucks come in all sizes and styles, so prices can run the gamut from seriously cheap eats to indulgent, only-affordable-once-in-a-while treats. To thrive as a food truck owner, you have to find the sweet spot between prices that are low enough to attract customers and prices that are high enough to still turn a profit. In the latest chapter of “How to Start a Food Truck,” we show you how to calculate profit margin scenarios and plan for your food truck business.

How to Start a Food Truck 09: Write a Business Plan

Whether you’re just learning how to start a food truck or you’re already a pro with an established fleet of trucks, a business plan is essential to your long-term success. We show you how to write one in the latest lesson of “How to Start a Food Truck.”

How to Start a Food Truck 07: Learn About Commissaries

Wondering where to find a commercial kitchen space to store your famous steak burrito fixins and to prep your salsa verde? Learn about the most common types of commissaries for food trucks in the latest lesson of “How to Start a Food Truck.”