FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business https://foodtruckr.com Fri, 18 May 2018 18:23:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business pat@foodtruckr.com pat@foodtruckr.com (FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business) 2014 | Flynndustries, LLC How to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Food Truck Business FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business http://foodtruckr.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/ftr-podcast.png https://foodtruckr.com All-Star Quotes For Food Truck Owners To Get Through The Week https://foodtruckr.com/2018/05/all-star-quotes-for-food-truck-owners-to-get-through-the-week/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/05/all-star-quotes-for-food-truck-owners-to-get-through-the-week/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 01:13:01 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12537 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 […]

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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.

While being a food truck owner can be looked at as a dream job and cooking food is likely your passion, that doesn’t mean owning a mobile kitchen is easy.

In fact, the opposite rings true when you are trying to balance sales, inventory, managing employees, menus and everything else that goes into running a food truck business (spoiler: it’s a lot).

So, with that in mind, we wanted to give food truck owners a boost in the form of motivational quotes that will, ideally, help you get through the week, and these quotes can be found below.

All-Star Quotes For Food Truck Owners To Get Through The Week

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10.) “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” — Earl Nightingale

9.) “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” — Zig Ziglar

8.) “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

7.) “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland

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6.) “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you ought to set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” — Seth Godin

5.) “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” — George Lorimer

4.) “If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” — Ray Kroc

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3.) “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum-wage work ethic.” — Stephen C. Hogan

2.) “For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.” — Jack Canfield

1.) “Wherever you are, be all there.” — Jim Elliot

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Helpful Business Tips For Aspiring Food Truck Owners https://foodtruckr.com/2018/05/helpful-business-tips-for-aspiring-food-truck-owners/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/05/helpful-business-tips-for-aspiring-food-truck-owners/#respond Fri, 04 May 2018 18:42:51 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12455 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 […]

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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.

In hopes of giving aspiring food truck owners some helpful business tips, we decided to do exactly that via three articles that were published at FoodTruckr in the past.

These articles, in a nutshell, will give aspiring food truck owners advice when it comes to breaking into the food truck industry and succeeding in the food truck industry.

Our hope is that they can, at the very least, help aspiring mobile kitchen owners learn some new strategies that will be beneficial during the food truck journey.

Note: A preview will be provided for each article.

Helpful Business Tips For Aspiring Food Truck Owners

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3 Tips Aspiring Food Truck Business Owners Have To Follow

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From creating a business plan to assembling a dream team at your food truck, this article is all about the business side of this industry. As a friendly reminder, one of the first things a business owner (no matter what industry we are talking about) has to accomplish is creating a business plan.

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These Food Truck Guides Are All Aspiring And Current Food Truck Owners Need To Succeed

Preview:

Whether you’re trying to grow your food truck business or are planning on starting one up, this article will provide the perfect FoodTruckr guide for you, and we highly recommend these guides if you’re trying to survive and thrive in the wonderful industry that is the mobile kitchen industry.

Read the article by following this link.

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7 Timeless Business Lessons Aspiring Food Truck Owners Need to Know

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While this article was published in 2013, the business lessons that are featured in it are, like the above headline states, timeless. We encourage all aspiring food truck owners to study up on these lessons and really take in the helpful business tips that are provided throughout the article.

Read the article by following this link.

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The Path Food Truck Owners Should Take When They Aren’t Feeling Motivated https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/the-path-food-truck-owners-should-take-when-they-arent-feeling-motivated/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/the-path-food-truck-owners-should-take-when-they-arent-feeling-motivated/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 00:10:25 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12252 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 […]

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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 many different things a food truck owner can do when he/she isn’t feeling motivated, such as going for a walk, listening to music, watching motivational videos in hopes of gaining motivation and the list could go on and on.

The point being, there are many different things one can do to gain back his/her motivation. However, for the purposes of this article, we wanted to give food truck owners a path that will, ideally, help solve the problem in question, not just push it off for another day.

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The Path Food Truck Owners Should Take When They Aren’t Feeling Motivated

Without further ado, the path we believe food truck owners should take when they aren’t feeling motivated: Analyze the situation and make real — and actual — changes.

Some people might think being unmotivated isn’t that big of an issue. However, if you start experiencing more unmotivated moments/days than motivated moments/days, then that is where a larger problem enters the picture.

You see, not being motivated could lead to your best work not taking place, and it could also lead to you going through the motions. Is that why you became a food truck owner … to go through the motions and battle with the act of being complacent?

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Being complacent could lead to your sales dropping, it could lead to your employees not being motivated and it could simply lead to you not living your most fulfilling life.

You, more likely than not, joined this industry because you wanted to cook food for a living and you wanted to be involved in a profession you are passionate about. So, if you are feeling unmotivated for whatever reason, then that could lead to you not being excited about your days and career.

Now, a day of being unmotivated here and there is only natural, but the moment these unmotivated days start stacking up … that is when you have to make a change.

That is when you have to figure out what you really want. Why are you feeling unmotivated? What can you do to improve your situation and make this career more fulfilling? Really analyze your situation, do some serious reflecting and then make actual changes. Don’t just talk about things you should do differently here and there — take action and make your life better.

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There is a reason why you aren’t as excited as you once were to cook food and serve customers, and the key is figuring out the “why.” The sooner you do that, and the sooner you take action, the sooner you will wake up excited about the day ahead at your food truck business.

While lacking motivation can be seen as a common and okay occurrence from time to time, it’s important to figure out what you need to do to make your life better. You are the business owner here, and while being a food truck owner is no cakewalk, you have the power to make this profession more fulfilling. You have the power to make your life better.

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5 Ways To Improve Your Food Truck’s SEO https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/5-ways-to-improve-your-food-trucks-seo/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/5-ways-to-improve-your-food-trucks-seo/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 23:40:57 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12404 Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Dawn Mentzer. Dawn is a contributing writer for Straight North, a leading Chicago SEO company that provides a full suite of Internet marketing services. As a solopreneur and freelance writer, she specializes in marketing content — and collaborates with clients nationally and globally. Customers have an online smorgasbord of […]

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5 Ways To Improve Your Food Truck’s SEO

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Editor’s Note: Today we’re excited to present a post from Dawn Mentzer. Dawn is a contributing writer for Straight North, a leading Chicago SEO company that provides a full suite of Internet marketing services. As a solopreneur and freelance writer, she specializes in marketing content — and collaborates with clients nationally and globally.

Customers have an online smorgasbord of choices when searching for where to grab a bite to eat. While the food truck industry is booming, so are the competitive pressures and marketing challenges that your food truck business faces.

SEO is no longer an optional side dish; it’s a necessary ingredient for staying on customers’ radars. But SEO is complex and vast, so what should you focus on first?

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5 Practical Tips for Improving Your Food Truck’s SEO Success

Make sure your mobile business’s website is mobile-friendly.

In 2015, the volume of online searches on mobile devices surpassed the number of desktop searches, and it continues to rise. According to Pew Research Center’s Mobile Fact Sheet, a whopping 77 percent of Americans had smartphones at the start of 2018. To help your food truck website get found by on-the-go customers, make sure your website renders properly on small screens and provides mobile users with a favorable visitor experience. If your site takes too long to load or customers can’t find what they want to know quickly, they’ll lose interest and move on to see what your competitors are featuring on their websites.

Also, keep in mind that mobile readiness affects how your website will rank in online searches. In April 2015 (a time known to many as “Mobilegeddon”), Google began giving preferential treatment to mobile-friendly websites.

In his book SEO 2017: Learn Search Engine Optimization With Smart Internet Marketing Strategies, Google Certified Professional Adam Clarke explained, “As of April 21, 2015, sites with solid mobile support will rank higher in Google search results for mobile users. Sites with no mobile support will generally rank lower in mobile search results.”

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Another change that will make mobile friendliness even more critical is Google’s move to mobile-first indexing. When that algorithm update occurs, the performance of a website’s mobile version will carry more weight in ranking the site in search results than will the desktop version.

If your website isn’t yet mobile-friendly, consider talking with a website developer or marketing and SEO firm that can propose how to make it so. If you’re not sure whether your website is mobile-ready, use Google’s free Mobile-Friendly Test.

Use keywords to your advantage.

Keyword brainstorming and research are the foundation of SEO success. Think about the wording consumers would naturally use when searching for the type of foods you offer, and look at the bottom of the search results page for other related search terms people are using. Keyword tools such as Moz Keyword Explorer, Google AdWords Keyword Planner and SEMrush’s Keyword Research tool are free resources that can help you refine your keyword strategy.

Keywords aren’t important only in the text, title tags, meta descriptions and headers of your website; you should also include them in your image file names.

When posting photos of your menu items on your website, create file names that include appropriate keywords and offer a clear description of the photo contents. That will make it easier for search engines to find them and return them as results in relevant searches. For example, a filename of “pulled-pork-sandwich-kansas-city.jpg” versus a generic filename like “DSC5829.jpg” will help Google determine that your photo is relevant to a search such as “pulled pork sandwiches in Kansas City”.

Serve your food truck menu in HTML rather than PDFs.

Seventy-five percent of consumers look up menus online. Even though Google can crawl PDFs and return them in search results, you can benefit from creating your menu as an HTML page instead. Not only does it look more polished and professional, but it also keeps visitors on your site rather than leading them away to a PDF reader to view your menu.

Pay attention to online reviews and their potential for driving business to your food truck.

Reviews serve as online word of mouth. In a survey by BrightLocal in 2017, 97 percent of consumers read online reviews of local businesses, and nearly 85 percent of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.

Besides the impression they make on potential customers (75 percent of consumers trust businesses that have more positive reviews than other businesses), online reviews also influence how well a business ranks in online searches. In fact, the Moz 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey found that online reviews are among the top eight factors that affect search results.

You would be remiss to ignore the power and potential of online review sites such as Citysearch, Yelp, Facebook, Google My Business and others, so consider reminding customers that you welcome honest reviews of their experience. However, carefully read the review sites’ terms of service to make sure they allow businesses to encourage their customers to leave reviews.

Get social — and stay on the gas.

The Moz 2017 Local Search Ranking Factors survey also identifies social signals as one of the top SEO ranking factors. Your level of engagement on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites can help your SEO efforts.

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Being social has another impact on SEO, too. The more you interact on social media, the more likely your fans will be to share your content, and the more website traffic you can potentially gain from that virtual word of mouth. If your food truck business is social savvy, you can effectively improve your visibility and expand your audience.

Final Thoughts: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Directions

SEO done according to Google’s best practices can significantly help your business’s online success, but SEO that breaks the rules can result in poor ranking (or even no ranking) of your site in searches. Consider enlisting the expertise of an SEO resource to help you ensure your SEO efforts are leading you to the right destination.

Are you trying to achieve even more success at your food truck business? If so, then we encourage food truck business owners to check out the article below (a sneak peek and link are also provided). In a nutshell, the article in question features things food truck owners have to overcome, and it is ideal for aspiring and current food truck owners alike.

10 Things Food Truck Owners Have To Overcome

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4.) Complacency

This is something people have to overcome in any profession. Complacency could lead to you not growing, and it can surely lead to you not getting any closer to making your dreams come true. In its simplest form, complacency could lead to you going through the motions and not doing your best work.

When you are doing the same exact thing every day (and at the same time, although that is not the case for everyone), it’s hard not to get complacent. That is why you need to keep things fresh, new and exciting at your food truck business. Yes, it really does take a lot to succeed as a business owner.

If you really love what you do, and many mobile kitchen owners do, then you might not deal with complacency … but many owners do deal with this obstacle, whether they love cooking food for a living or not.

3.) Competition

Competition is always going to be there, whether it is friendly competition or not.

There are so many food trucks in America, and if you are in a good location, then there are probably other food trucks near that same location as well. Therefore, competition could hurt you when a competitor lowers or raises his/her prices, incorporates a new meal, adds a delivery service or whatever it might be.

That is why it’s important to study the competition on a routine basis and to always be thinking of ways to stay ahead of the competition. Of course, that is something that is easier said than done.

To find out the other things food truck owners need to overcome in this wonderful industry, we encourage FoodTruckrs to click on the link above. Surely, overcoming these things will help you better your business in the short-term and long-term futures. Nonetheless, good luck conquering the food truck industry!

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Why did you want to become a food truck owner?

From time to time, it’s important to look at the big picture. By doing so, it can help you remember why you set out on the journey that is entering the food truck journey, and it can also help you feel grateful for what you have and where you are now.

So, with that in mind, we are going to highlight 15 articles that will help food truck owners focus on the big picture. A preview/sneak peek of each article will be provided below, as well as the links, of course.

Articles That Will Help Food Truck Owners Focus On The Big Picture

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15.) If You Really Want To Succeed In The Food Truck Industry, Then You Have To Figure Out What Is Holding You Back

Sneak Peek:

Are you branching out enough via catering gigs and food truck events? Are you just sticking to your normal locations? As a food truck owner, you should be looking for as many streams of income as possible, because that will lead to more money, and you not having to worry about daily sales as much. Catering gigs and events can provide these streams for you.

14.) Food Truck Owners Need To Give It Everything They’ve Got In 2018

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We aren’t saying that is necessarily a bad thing. After all, you still managed to own and operate a food truck all year long, which is quite the feat in itself. Not to mention, your goals might have been rather tough to achieve, and falling short on some of them still could have led to a record year in the sales department at your food truck business.

13.) What Do You Want Your Legacy To Be, Food Truck Owners?

Sneak Peek:

Yes, you have pulled off quite the feat by joining this wonderful industry, by becoming a food truck owner, by following your passions and dreams … but that should not be the final destination, if you will. After all, you have to constantly be revising your goals and dreams — well, if you want to continue your growth, and achieve more and more success. Entering the food truck industry should be the beginning of your journey — because it realistically is.

12.) 5 Simple Ways To Get Your Mind Right In The Food Truck Industry

Sneak Peek:

If you’re new to the food truck industry, then you’re likely going to be doing a whole lot of experimenting until you get your perfect routine down. On the other hand, if you fancy yourself a seasoned veteran in this industry, then you should know what your days are going to consist of. As a result, you will know when you can incorporate some downtime, even if it’s only a few minutes here and there, or for an hour or two at the end of the day.

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11.) 3 Questions Food Truck Owners Must Answer When It Comes To Their Goals

Sneak Peek:

If you plan on making an all-star plan, then you need to make attainable and measurable goals, you need to actually put an actionable plan in place and you also need to attach a deadline for each and every goal. That’s how you hold yourself accountable to your goals as opposed to going through the motions and getting complacent.

10.) How To Conquer Burnout In The Food Truck Industry

Sneak Peek:

Why did you enter this industry? What made you want to become a chef? Think back to a time when you were down on your luck/when you weren’t happy/when you were working at a job you hated. Next, take a look at where you are now — you’re running your own food truck!

9.) Become A Food Truck Owner Because It’s Your Dream, Not Because It Sounds Good On Paper

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Many aspiring food truck owners already know what it takes to be a successful mobile kitchen owner, and they welcome the challenge. However, some people think they are just going to be cooking food, experimenting in the kitchen and talking to people all day. Being a food truck owner is so much more than that. Likewise, so many aspiring writers look at Hemingway and they think being a writer sounds awesome as a result. Spoiler alert: Writing is hard, especially when it comes to actually selling books and making a living off of your craft. You might have a lot of flexibility in your schedule, but the actual act of writing can drive a man insane.

8.) Your Food Truck Journey Will Begin The Moment You Take Action

Sneak Peek:

If you want to become a food truck owner, then you need to take action. Being a dreamer will hold the passion in place, and will also lead to better and new ideas, but the doer mentality needs to make an appearance, because doers, of course, do. They take action.

7.) What Are You Willing To Give Up To Make Your Food Truck Dreams Come True?

Sneak Peek:

That should be music to the ears of aspiring food truck owners, because, more likely than not, their passion is cooking, and they are going to be doing a ton of that when they become food truck owners. When they aren’t cooking, they might be making new menus, setting up catering gigs, finding new locations, looking for new employees, updating social media networks and anything and everything to make their food truck businesses that much better.

6.) 3 Questions Successful Food Truck Chefs Must Answer

Sneak Peek:

There are many different versions of success (and happiness), and just because you are bringing in a ton of money, that does not mean you are successful — it means you are bringing in a ton of money. To some people, that would be considered a success. However, others might ask this question: You are making a ton of money, and your business is thriving, but are you happy?

5.) Are You Currently Living Out Your Dream In The Food Truck Industry?

Sneak Peek:

Many people decide they want to enter the food truck industry because it sounds like a dream come true. They believe this life will feature them cooking up a storm in the kitchen every day, and getting better and better at their craft (which is cooking). They believe they will travel around town and meet new people as a normal practice. In every way, these people view being a chef in the food truck industry as a dream job.

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4.) How Food Truck Owners Can Find Motivation In Every Single Day

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6. One Word … Reflect: Reflecting is one of the most powerful things you can do when it comes to gaining motivation. After all, reflection is the process of analyzing what you are doing right and wrong. Reflection, in a nutshell, allows you to look at your entire situation, and you should be doing it on a routine basis, not just once a year around the end of the year. Just think of it this way: Around New Year’s Eve, people tend to reflect on the year they just had, and it is typically very motivating (and eye-opening). Well, you can harness that magic, if you will, all of the time — if you reflect on a routine basis, that is.

3.) 3 Reasons Why Food Truck Owners Should Never Give Up On Their Goals

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After all, fall being around the corner means winter is almost here as well, and then 2018 will be here before we know it. This could be a problem because there are likely many food truck owners who are behind on their goals, and some who might not even reach their goals (don’t worry, you are not alone, FoodTruckrs, and there’s still plenty of time to turn things around).

2.) 3 Reasons Why You Should Feel Accomplished If You Are A Food Truck Owner

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There are many different reasons why people decide to not follow their dreams, and one of those reasons is this: People are afraid of what the naysayers will think. You typically can’t win with said naysayers, which is why, spoiler alert, you should eliminate said naysayers from your life (as well as negative mindsets).

1.) 3 Questions That Could Lead To Food Truck Success

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So many people get used to the day-to-day life at work and this leads to complacency. Unfortunately, that could lead to you not achieving as much success as possible. The sooner you give your food truck business everything you have, the sooner you will have the business of your dreams, and the sooner you will have the life of your dreams.

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!

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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.

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3 Expansion Scenarios Food Truck Owners Can — And Should — Shoot For https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/3-expansion-scenarios-food-truck-owners-can-and-should-shoot-for/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/3-expansion-scenarios-food-truck-owners-can-and-should-shoot-for/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:20:48 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12251 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 […]

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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.

Have you ever thought about expanding your food truck business?

If so, what did that expansion process entail? In other words, how did you plan on expanding your business?

Going along with that thinking, we wanted to dish out three expansion scenarios food truck owners can — and should — shoot for, and they can be found below.

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3 Expansion Scenarios Food Truck Owners Can — And Should — Shoot For

  • Open Up Another Food Truck
  • Open Up A Brick-And-Mortar Restaurant
  • Expand Within

3.) Open Up Another Food Truck

Opening up another food truck is a very real scenario for mobile kitchen owners. The best part is your brand/audience/customers should already be built in if you have already created a successful food truck business that people recognize.

Of course, you are going to need some additions, such as funds to buy a food truck and everything that goes into it, employees, a manager, etc.

However, if you have a great system put in place, if you have a great manager ready to take over your current food truck and if you have the money, then opening up another food truck is a real possibility.

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.) Open Up A Brick-And-Mortar Restaurant

This is the dream of many food truck owners, and it’s the No. 1 reason why so many food truck owners became a food truck owner in the first place.

Many owners start up a food truck business because they want to try operating on a smaller scale and build their brand in hopes of one day expanding to a sit-down restaurant (of course, there are certainly other reasons as well).

This is a very real possibility if you are willing to put in the time and effort. You also need the capital to make this expansion dream a reality, but that should go without saying.

Nonetheless, if your food truck is popular, then that should go a long way when you do open up a brick-and-mortar restaurant since you will already have customers/a following in place.

RELATED: 10 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Break Up Their Days

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1.) Expand Within

Maybe you don’t want to open up another location, whether it is in the form of another food truck or a sit-down restaurant. Maybe you just want to focus on your current food truck but you still want to expand, if you will.

Well, food truck owners could always expand within, and that could mean a number of different things. For example, you could simply get better kitchen equipment over time, a new engine for your truck, hire more employees, buy a bigger truck, etc.

It’s okay to focus in on the food truck you have. Not everyone wants to open up multiple locations and/or franchise their trucks. Some owners probably love the luxury that is giving one food truck all of their time and effort, and that is perfectly fine; however, that doesn’t mean you can’t make some additions along the way to the truck you do have in hopes of making your business and product better over time.

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

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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.

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10 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Break Up Their Days https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/10-ways-food-truck-owners-can-break-up-their-days/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/10-ways-food-truck-owners-can-break-up-their-days/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:27:03 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12298 No matter what your profession is, you will go through the motions from time to time. It’s only natural when you are doing virtually the same thing every day. And, yes, this even applies to people who are currently working at their dream jobs, such as food truck owners. The key? Figuring out new ways […]

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Food Truck Owners

No matter what your profession is, you will go through the motions from time to time. It’s only natural when you are doing virtually the same thing every day. And, yes, this even applies to people who are currently working at their dream jobs, such as food truck owners.

The key?

Figuring out new ways to break up your days.

In the spirit of that thinking, we came up with 10 strategies below, and we encourage mobile kitchen owners to give them a try when they start going through the motions, feel like they are in a funk, are just bored or whatever it might be.

Note: We understand everyone’s routine and days can be different in this industry. For example, if you are only scheduled to be at a certain location for a few hours, then the last thing you want to do is go for a stroll. We also understand you aren’t just sitting in your food truck for hours on end — you are a very busy business owner. Nonetheless, we hope the strategies below can help food truck owners break up their days when they need to break up their days, and we encourage you to use the strategies wherever you see fit.

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10 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Break Up Their Days

  • Go For A Walk And/Or Hit The Gym
  • Read/Learn
  • Write Down Your Thoughts And Feelings
  • Create Something New In The Kitchen
  • One Word: Music
  • Incorporate Some Form Of Event Or Catering Job
  • Teach Your Employees New Tasks
  • Have Some Form Of Rotation Going On
  • The Big Picture: Focus On Work-Life Balance
  • Make This Your Dream Job In Every Way Imaginable

10.) Go For A Walk And/Or Hit The Gym

Sometimes you just need to get away from the office, whether it’s in a traditional office setting or your “office” is on wheels. A good way to do that is by going for a walk and/or going to the gym for any form of workout.

This type of practice will keep the mind, body and soul happy and healthy, and it doesn’t have to be something that takes up your entire day. After all, you could simply take your lunch on the go for 15-30 minutes a day, go to the gym before or after work or whatever it might be.

The key is just getting away from your food truck, even if it is only for 10 minutes when your lines aren’t packed with customers.

9.) Read/Learn

The best part about this step? It could lead to you bettering your food truck business (depending on what you are reading/learning about, of course). Another good part? You don’t have to leave your business to do it. You can simply bring a book to work, browse the internet for relevant and informative articles, etc.

A good book can help you escape from the everyday things that life throws your way and can help to get you in a better state of mind. The power of reading is that strong.

8.) Write Down Your Thoughts And Feelings

There are many benefits to journaling, and one of the biggest ones is reflecting. This is a step that not enough people do, a step that we should incorporate into our routines more. You see, most people only reflect once per year — around New Year’s Eve, that is — and while some reflection is better than no reflection, if you make this a more routine practice, you will be able to catch mistakes and problems quicker. You might even be able to stop something bad from happening or turn your sales around well before the year is over.

Writing down your thoughts and feelings might not seem like a major step, and it also might not be the ideal way to escape and break up your day, but it can be very valuable if — and when — you give it a shot.

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7.) Create Something New In The Kitchen

This is the fun part. When things are slow at your food truck or before or after your lines have been filled with people, you can break things up by experimenting in the kitchen. This could involve you trying to make something new or cooking up a recipe you have always wanted to try.

You, more likely than not, joined this industry because you wanted to cook food for a living — cooking food is your passion — and while the business side of things probably tend to get in the way, it’s okay to let loose from time to time by letting your passion shine through in the form of creating something new in the kitchen.

And, who knows, this new recipe could end up being one of your best-sellers.

6.) One Word: Music

While many food truck owners likely already incorporate this ingredient, we are here to say the power of music cannot go unnoticed. Music alone could help you and your food truck team be in upbeat and happy moods, and that could lead to quality customer service. It could also lead to people wanting to come to your food truck or simply having a good experience while they are at it.

Nonetheless, music can help to break up the day, and it can certainly help the day be that much better.

5.) Incorporate Some Form Of Event Or Catering Job

Tired of sitting at the same old food truck locations and guessing how many people are going to come to your truck? You can really shake things up by attending food truck events or incorporating a catering job here and there.

These types of outings, if you will, will help owners break up their days because they will be doing something new, they will be getting away from their normal locations. Not only that but this could lead to extra money on top of those normal locations.

It’s a win-win all around, really, and we highly recommend mobile kitchen owners searching for quality food truck events to enter and appealing catering gigs to take on.

4.) Teach Your Employees New Tasks

This is yet another interesting way to break up your day, and it could lead to a number of great things.

First and foremost, it could lead to your employees learning new things about the job, which could make them feel more involved in your company. Plus, if they become experts in these new tasks, then you can just delegate these tasks to them and have less work to do or more time on your hands to do other things.

This is yet another strategy that will help break up the day and it can actually be rather beneficial to everyone involved.

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3.) Have Some Form Of Rotation Going On

Many food truck owners might already incorporate this, but here it goes anyway: Have some form of rotation going on, a rotation that involves people switching off from taking orders, cooking food, prepping food, etc.

This could help break up the day because you and your employees are literally changing up your tasks/duties throughout the day, and this could also increase focus and quality of work since the tasks, ideally, won’t become mundane since they are constantly being changed. If anything, it will keep things fresh.

2.) The Big Picture: Focus On Work-Life Balance

All in all, if food truck owners, business owners, entrepreneurs, etc., want to break up their days, then we recommend them incorporating an all-star work-life balance, and we know this article can help them learn all about the art that is a work-life balance.

In a nutshell, work-life balance is all about balancing your work life and your life outside of work, so you aren’t too overwhelmed by either one and so you can get the most out of life.

RELATED: 3 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Get Out Of A Funk

1.) Make This Your Dream Job In Every Way Imaginable

You likely wanted to become a food truck owner in the first place because the idea of being one seemed like a dream come true. Well, you are your own boss, and you run your own kitchen, so this career/job/passion/profession can be anything you want it to be. On that note, make this your dream job in every way imaginable.

Cook the food you want to cook. Travel to the locations you want to travel to. Enter the food truck events that revolve around your likes and interests. Do catering gigs that you will actually enjoy. Take the winters off — if that is what you want.

While everyone has to “work,” you hold the keys to your career because you are the business owner here, and you should make it everything you ever imagined.

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

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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.

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Why Restaurant Franchises Should Consider Entering The Food Truck Industry https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/why-restaurant-franchises-should-consider-entering-the-food-truck-industry/ https://foodtruckr.com/2018/04/why-restaurant-franchises-should-consider-entering-the-food-truck-industry/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 23:15:41 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=12183 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 […]

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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 many different types of people entering the food truck industry these days, such as entrepreneurs, first-time business owners, cooks, chefs and the list could go on and on.

However, some people might be surprised to hear that restaurant franchises have jumped aboard as well.

For the restaurant franchises that haven’t joined the food truck industry yet, we will say this: We highly recommend it.

For starters, if you are thinking about opening up a second, third, fourth, fifth or sixth location (or however many it is), then you might be interested to learn that mobile kitchens tend to have lower startup and overhead costs than sit-down restaurants.

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And, of course, food trucks are businesses on wheels, so they could really help take your catering services to the next level. They could also help you expand your audience/gain more customers since they can technically go where the people are.

A food truck is basically a mobile billboard that sells your product, and if people are already very familiar with your brand/restaurant/logo, then a food truck business could be very profitable, to say the least.

A lot of the hard work, such as gaining customers and spreading brand awareness, will already be in the books since you already have a familiar company/brand. That will, ideally, let your manager of the food truck do what he/she does best, which is cook food and make customers happy with said food.

Half the battle in the food truck industry is building a following (that’s a battle everyone faces in any industry), but that battle will already be taken care of since your following has already been built out, or that is at least the idea.

RELATED: 3 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Get Out Of A Funk

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On top of everything else, food trucks are “in.” They are trending. They are very popular destinations in downtown areas and/or where a lot of people can be found.

There is a reason why so many apartment complexes and businesses announce via email when food trucks are coming, and there is a reason why people get excited when a food truck(s) is nearby. People love food trucks, and that is not going to change anytime soon.

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With all of that said … we highly recommend restaurant franchises to jump aboard by bringing their own food trucks to the market.

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

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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.

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Life is tough and things happen. These things get in the way of our goals, no matter what industry we are trying to conquer.

The food truck industry is certainly no different.

In the spirit of that thinking, we wanted to highlight 15 articles that will, ideally, help food truck owners make a big push toward their goals in 2018. These articles should help you come up with new strategies, shape your mindsets, give you motivation and everything in between.

A sneak peek/preview of each article will be provided.

Check them out below, and good luck conquering your goals!

15 Articles That Will Help Food Truck Owners Make A Big Push Toward Their Goals

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15.) Productivity Tips For Food Truck Owners

Sneak Peek:

Delegation is a different process for every owner. Nonetheless, in a nutshell, it is when you give some of your tasks/work to your employees (or manager, if you have one). Now, when first starting your business, you’re probably going to be afraid to delegate tasks, because your food truck is your baby, and you are probably going to want to try to make everything perfect, by your standards.

14.) 3 Questions That Could Lead To Food Truck Success

Sneak Peek:

So many people get used to the day-to-day life at work and this leads to complacency. Unfortunately, that could lead to you not achieving as much success as possible. The sooner you give your food truck business everything you have, the sooner you will have the business of your dreams, and the sooner you will have the life of your dreams.

13.) It’s Time To Get Really Serious About Your Yearly Food Truck Goals

Sneak Peek:

If you are well on your way to reaching your yearly goals, or you have already accomplished that feat, then just keep doing what you have been doing. If you haven’t met your goals yet, or if you are behind, then we encourage you to not get discouraged, because there are still a couple months left in the year, and you are just one catering gig away from reaching your goals, for you never know who is going to ask for a catering gig, what said catering gig is going to lead to next and how much you stand to make at this catering gig in question — you know, if you incorporate catering gigs.

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12.) 3 Questions Food Truck Owners Must Answer When It Comes To Their Goals

Sneak Peek:

We already know you are an extremely motivated person. After all, it takes some real motivation to become a food truck owner, which you did. Now is where the real fun begins, though, so make sure you are willing to go the extra mile — and then some. If you really want to make your goals come true, then you can’t get complacent. You have to be hustling nonstop. That’s how you make your goals and dreams come true.

11.) How Food Truck Owners Should Approach Their 2018 Goals

Sneak Peek:

There are people who, instead of making goals, like to create habits, and then work on those habits throughout the year. For example, if someone wanted to write a 60,000-word book, but said someone doesn’t write that much in the first place, or always breaks his/her writing commitments, then it would be better to just build a habit of writing as opposed to making the goal 60,000 words. In time, the work will get done, and this person in question will have built the habit that is writing on a daily/weekly basis.

10.) 3 Tweaks That Might Help Your Food Truck Business Achieve More Success

Sneak Peek:

For example, let’s say you work best in the morning. Therefore, you should do your most important tasks in the morning while your brain power is at an all-time high. Of course, we understand you can’t schedule all of your catering gigs (and normal business hours) during the mornings, but you can still do other tasks for your food truck business, such as making employee schedules, any form of paperwork, social media posts for your food truck, crunching numbers, etc.

9.) What Are Your Food Truck Goals For 2018?

Sneak Peek:

As we said in a previous article, it’s important to create goals you are passionate about, and goals that will actually further your food truck career (and your business, of course). The last thing you want to do is create a goal just to create a goal. Not only is that a waste of time but it also creates an unnecessary distraction when it comes to your real goals. Plus, you will more than likely only stick with this goal for a short period of time, because you aren’t truly passionate about it.

8.) 3 Reasons Why Food Truck Owners Should Never Give Up On Their Goals

Sneak Peek:

There’s nothing worse (from a job standpoint, that is) than waking up each and every morning and dreading going to work, and then dreading everything about work once you are there. You took a stand to live a more fulfilling life, to create a legacy, by becoming a food truck owner. This was the ultimate move, and you did it. You became a chef in a booming industry as opposed to being miserable at a job you did not care for (yes, everyone is different, and there are plenty of folks who loved their previous jobs when they weren’t in the food truck industry, or perhaps weren’t just owners yet).

7.) 3 Valuable Food Truck Goals To Consider In 2018

Sneak Peek:

With this 2018 goal, the idea is to bring someone on to take on the daily operations at your food truck so you can spend most of your time trying to open up shop somewhere else (of course, everyone’s strategy is different), for it is rather tough to run a business that takes up 60-plus hours of your time per week and try to open up another one in the process.

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6.) How All Food Truck Entrepreneurs Should Approach Their Goals

Sneak Peek:

These are your goals, and you are the one who has to follow them every single day. Here’s the biggest thing: If you are not passionate about your goals, then you won’t spend too much time on them. If they are important enough to you, and if all you can think about is making them come true, then you will put in the time to change them from fantasy to reality.

5.) Food Trucks: Do You Include These Steps When It Comes To Your Goals?

Sneak Peek:

Saying you want to make more money is great. Likewise, saying your goal is to make more money is also great. However, if you don’t get detailed with that plan by saying you are going to make $10,000 more in 2017 (just as an example), and you plan on reaching that goal by doing this, this and that, then don’t be surprised when you don’t make $10,000 more in 2017.

4.) 3 Mindsets Food Truck Owners Should Adopt To Reach Their Fall Goals

Sneak Peek:

Every business owner should have this mindset. After all, you didn’t start up a business (in this case, a food truck) to be average. You started up a food truck business because you wanted to be a successful cook and have a thriving business. You think anything is possible, because with hard work, a great plan and action … anything truly is possible.

3.) 3 Ways To Hold Yourself Accountable To Your Food Truck Goals In 2018

Sneak Peek:

The key with this step is becoming a goal-oriented person. Make your life more about your goals, and do things that are going to get you closer to your goals. For example, instead of watching TV for three hours at night (remember, this is just an example, because so many food truck owners don’t have the luxury of watching TV for three hours at night), learn more about business, or something in general that is going to get you closer to your goals and dreams.

2.) Food Truck Entrepreneurs Have To Include This Ingredient When Making Goals For 2017

Sneak Peek:

Instead, your goal needs to be something along these lines: I want to increase my Facebook following by 2,000 likes in 2017. I plan on doing that by incorporating more giveaways, boosting posts that I think will do well and promoting my Facebook account more at my actual food truck. Since there are, of course, 12 months in a year, I plan on gaining 167 likes every month.

1.) 3 Ways Food Truck Owners Can Get Out Of A Funk

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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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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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?

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

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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.

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