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?
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
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
No matter what type of business you are trying to start, there is one thing all aspiring business owners need to do … and that is make a business plan. A business plan can’t be avoided, especially if you plan on acquiring funding of any kind (you have to show your investors you have a concrete plan, a plan
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,
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.
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
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
Have you always wanted to break into the food truck industry? Perhaps you already have in a big way and you currently own and operate your own mobile kitchen, but you could still use advice in many key areas. If this sounds like you, then FoodTruckr likely has you covered, and can provide you with
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.
Running a food truck business can be a long and grueling process, and there isn’t always light at the end of the tunnel. Just like all businesses, you are taking a risk by opening up your own food truck business. With that said, there is plenty of help out there. There is information that not
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,
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.
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?!
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.”
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.
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).
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.
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.”
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.”
Real food truck owners know that parking matters above all else. Ready to find that prime spot that will really boost your sales? FoodTruckr’s got the dish.