FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business https://foodtruckr.com Sun, 23 Jun 2019 19:27:47 +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 https://foodtruckr.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/ftr-podcast.png https://foodtruckr.com/blog/ 2 Guides That Are Perfect For Aspiring & Current Food Truck Owners Alike https://foodtruckr.com/2019/06/2-guides-that-are-perfect-for-aspiring-current-food-truck-owners-alike/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/06/2-guides-that-are-perfect-for-aspiring-current-food-truck-owners-alike/#respond Fri, 14 Jun 2019 17:14:16 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=17114 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: […]

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Guides

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…

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How to Start a Food Truck: The Definitive Guide

This guide is for people who want to enter the food truck industry with their own mobile kitchens.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

How to Start a Food Truck: The Definitive Guide is a complete resource that will walk you through the entire process of starting your business, from your first question about fundraising all the way through launch day and into your daily routine.

This offering is no bland book—it’s a flavorful learning program that will help you avoid the most common pitfalls and “gotchas” that plague food truck business owners.

When you bite into this program, you’ll enjoy a surge of sensations: Your mind will tingle with fresh ideas, your heart will race with focused energy, and your muscles will twitch with an eagerness for action.

You can read more about this guide and purchase it here.

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Food Truck Growth Kit

We know what some of you are thinking: I already own a food truck business, so how does this benefit me?

Growing and thriving in the food truck industry is no easy feat, which is why we created the Food Truck Growth Kit.

In this growth kit, you will find…

The Food Truck Growth Kit is the most comprehensive resource you’ll find for this stage of your business. We cover every aspect of advanced food truck life: apps you can use to streamline your operations, how to manage your off-season, engaging with your fanbase in real life and over social media, and more. There’s even a lesson on food truck maintenance.

Each lesson we cover in the book is drawn from the experiences of successful entrepreneurs who’ve conquered the challenges every FoodTruckr faces. We bring their skills and knowledge to you with action plans and worksheets that you can put to use right away.

You can read more about this guide and purchase it here.

We hope these guides, no matter where you’re at in your journey, can help you succeed!

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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.

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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 Benefits Of Vacation For Food Truck Owners https://foodtruckr.com/2019/06/3-benefits-of-vacation-for-food-truck-owners/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/06/3-benefits-of-vacation-for-food-truck-owners/#respond Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:25:07 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=17039 With summer comes summer vacation … and we know what you’re thinking. You’re a food truck owner and the summer is known as the busy season in this industry, so any form of summer vacation is virtually impossible if you plan on growing and thriving. With that in mind, we’re not necessarily saying you have […]

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Vacation

With summer comes summer vacation … and we know what you’re thinking.

You’re a food truck owner and the summer is known as the busy season in this industry, so any form of summer vacation is virtually impossible if you plan on growing and thriving.

With that in mind, we’re not necessarily saying you have to take a vacation right now (or even this summer) — we’re saying vacations have many different benefits and we highly encourage you to take at least one sometime during the year.

3 Benefits Of Vacation For Food Truck Owners

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3.) Improve Mental Health

Yes, vacations are fun and they can cost a lot of money, but they can also improve your mental health. After all, people tend to have less stress and anxiety while they’re on vacation since they’re not working, worrying about deadlines, etc.

Of course, you’re a business owner so you likely always worry about your food truck business; however, downtime is essential.

Vacations don’t have to be expensive and yours could simply feature you being away from your truck and disconnecting from the world. Your mental health will thank you.

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2.) Get A Boost In Productivity

Taking a vacation can actually boost your productivity.

Working too much (food truck owners are known to log a lot of hours) can lead to burnout which can lead to your work taking a hit in quality and quantity.

A vacation can help you get away from work and have you feeling refreshed when you return.

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1.) An Endless Amount Of Health Benefits

On top of improving your mental health, a vacation has many other health benefits, such as a healthier heart and better sleep.

Life is all about a healthy balance. Not everyone can afford an exotic trip that lasts a week or longer, but it’s essential to incorporate downtime in some form if you want to achieve long-term success as well as be the healthiest version of yourself.

A vacation in any form can help you achieve the health benefits above (among others).

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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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Where Local Food Truck Businesses Should Advertise In 2019 https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/where-local-food-truck-businesses-should-advertise-in-2019/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/where-local-food-truck-businesses-should-advertise-in-2019/#respond Tue, 28 May 2019 22:23:56 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16807 As you likely already know, advertising and marketing, although not as fun as putting a smile on customers’ faces with your delicious meals, are essential in the food truck industry. With that in mind, we pose this question: Where should local businesses, such as food trucks, advertise in 2019? Sign up to receive the FoodTruckr […]

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Advertise

As you likely already know, advertising and marketing, although not as fun as putting a smile on customers’ faces with your delicious meals, are essential in the food truck industry.

With that in mind, we pose this question: Where should local businesses, such as food trucks, advertise in 2019?

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Where Local Food Truck Businesses Should Advertise In 2019

To better answer that question, we turn to Ian Smith, a partner of FoodTruckr and owner of digital marketing agency Evolve Media.

In a recent Evolve Media article, Smith maps out ways for businesses to advertise locally, and it all starts on social media.

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While you might think marketing and advertising on Facebook are only for national companies (of course, some food trucks are national), it’s possible to target a specific audience on Facebook which can help you stand out among the competition in your area.

Via the Evolve Media article:

With a video ad, the viewer can consume more and understand more information about the business as opposed to the limited amount of information on a sign. Your office address, the primary product or service you offer, and a phone number is only the beginning. In a video ad on Facebook, you can also include customer testimonials, reasons why you’re the expert above your competitor, and a brief tour of your office to give the potential customer peace of mind and build trust with them.

While everyone’s strategies are different and not every food truck business advertises the same, we encourage mobile kitchen owners to check out Smith’s article here to see how you can bring your advertising game to a new level.

If you rather see the video version of the article, then you can watch it on Smith’s YouTube page by following this link.

We also encourage FoodTruckrs to visit Evolve Media to learn more about digital marketing. You can also subscribe to Smith’s YouTube page by following this link and clicking the subscribe button.

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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 Ways To Stay Consistent In The Food Truck Industry https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/3-ways-to-stay-consistent-in-the-food-truck-industry/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/3-ways-to-stay-consistent-in-the-food-truck-industry/#respond Fri, 24 May 2019 17:52:48 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16806 Consistency leads to results. Unfortunately, being consistent doesn’t always lead to overnight success, which is why so many people start their paths down a huge goal destination and quit early on in the journey. With that said, it’s not always easy to be consistent with our efforts, but the three strategies below can help you […]

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Consistent

Consistency leads to results.

Unfortunately, being consistent doesn’t always lead to overnight success, which is why so many people start their paths down a huge goal destination and quit early on in the journey.

With that said, it’s not always easy to be consistent with our efforts, but the three strategies below can help you achieve the feat that’s staying consistent in the food truck industry.

3 Ways To Stay Consistent In The Food Truck Industry

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3.) Have A Consistent Morning

While not everyone is a fan of morning routines, doing the same thing every morning can lead to you getting in the same state of mind. It can lead to healthy habits and you doing the things you need to do (and love) every morning and throughout the day without even realizing you’re doing them.

For example, if part of your morning routine is journaling for 30 minutes, it might be tough at first, but it will get easier with each passing day to the point of it becoming a part of who you are.

Now, we aren’t saying you need to take cold showers and exercise for 60-plus minutes first thing in the morning to be successful — we’re saying to find a routine that works for you and you can actually stick to for the long haul.

Weekly schedules and daily routines are important when it comes to achieving success, and for many people, it starts first thing in the morning.

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2.) Drop The Instant Gratification Mindset

We all want to achieve success and we want to do it fast. However, as many owners have likely already experienced, the food truck industry isn’t a get-rich-quick scheme.

You can’t expect to incorporate a new strategy and have it lead to success right away. As an example, if you want to build a following on Facebook, then you have to be consistent with your efforts, from posting to engaging with your followers.

Over time, your following will grow and it might even lead to a boost in customers at your food truck. And, who knows, you might get lucky along the way and your following gets a big boost overnight. However, it’s important to note that you didn’t necessarily get lucky, you put in the time and effort and are now reaping the rewards.

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1.) Give Every Endeavor A Real Shot, But Also Know When To Quit

People start new endeavors and quit before they’ve put in enough work far too often. On the flip side, some people continue to incorporate a strategy well past its expiration date. The key, which is far easier said than done, is giving every endeavor a real shot yet knowing when to quit.

Continue to incorporate that strategy at your truck but if a lot of time has passed and it hasn’t led to success, then you need to drop it for a new strategy. Only you know when it’s time to change the strategy, for you know your business best and every business is different.

This final point plays off the previous one, but you can’t expect to incorporate a new strategy and see instant success. Sometimes it does work that way, but oftentimes it doesn’t. Go all in on a new strategy, but know when to tweak or change it altogether.

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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.

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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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Motivation Isn’t Everything In The Food Truck Industry (Or Any Industry) https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/motivation-isnt-everything-in-the-food-truck-industry-or-any-industry/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/motivation-isnt-everything-in-the-food-truck-industry-or-any-industry/#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 20:56:47 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16805 If people relied solely on motivation to do work, then nothing would get done. As a result, it’s easy to come to this conclusion: Motivation isn’t everything in the food truck industry. Sure, motivation came into play when you first wanted to become an owner — because you likely wanted to become a food truck […]

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Motivation

If people relied solely on motivation to do work, then nothing would get done. As a result, it’s easy to come to this conclusion: Motivation isn’t everything in the food truck industry.

Sure, motivation came into play when you first wanted to become an owner — because you likely wanted to become a food truck owner and nothing else — and it likely comes into play when you have a busy day ahead in the form of food truck stops and/or catering gigs.

However, consistency will lead you to success.

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Motivation Isn’t Everything In The Food Truck Industry

The point being, you can’t wait around for motivation to strike, no matter what industry you’re trying to conquer.

It’s your consistent efforts that got you to where you are today and will lead you to where you want to be tomorrow.

We understand that some weeks are going to be busier than others, which means some weeks there are going to be more hours you cook than others. However, there are things you can do consistently every day, such as marketing on social media, engaging with your customers on social media, inventory, and the list goes on.

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Even doing these things, such as engaging with customers on social media and posting new content, one hour a day can add up.

In the long term, you will build a healthy following and provide more value to your customers. Of course, you will also lead more and more people to your food truck with your social media networks alone … as long as you stay consistent with your efforts.

There are times when we wake up and aren’t feeling motivated, so we skip the little things that can lead to big victories and successes in the long term, such as marketing.

There are also times when we wake up and knock out everything on our to-do lists — and then some.

Unfortunately, we can’t wait for those motivation-filled times to strike.

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We have to create some form of routine and be consistent with our efforts — that’s how we achieve our goals in the long run and create a thriving business.

Want to learn how to build a subscriber list for your food truck business? One of our managing partners here at FoodTruckr has put together an AMAZING FREE GUIDE that will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Messenger Marketing! Click here to get your free guide.

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About the Author

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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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Top 5 Most-Viewed FoodTruckr Articles Of 2019 So Far https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/top-5-most-viewed-foodtruckr-articles-of-2019-so-far/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/top-5-most-viewed-foodtruckr-articles-of-2019-so-far/#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 23:23:47 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16658 It feels like it was just yesterday when the calendar turned over to a new year. Yet here we are, already halfway through May 2019. We believe it’s a great practice for food truck and business owners alike to reflect multiple times a year, and we wanted to practice what we preach in the form […]

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2019

It feels like it was just yesterday when the calendar turned over to a new year. Yet here we are, already halfway through May 2019.

We believe it’s a great practice for food truck and business owners alike to reflect multiple times a year, and we wanted to practice what we preach in the form of looking back at FoodTruckr’s top five most-viewed articles of 2019 so far.

You can check them out below!

Top 5 Most-Viewed FoodTruckr Articles Of 2019 So Far

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5.) Practices Food Truck Owners Should Incorporate To Stay Healthy

In this article, we feature an area that might go under the radar for some food truck owners: Health. The practices we cover are incorporating time for rest, taking care of your mental health, and remaining physically active.

You can read the article here.

4.) How To Stand Out Among Your Food Truck Competitors Using Facebook

Not every food truck owner is a digital marketing expert, and that’s why we believe this article can help out in a big way. While it might be a conversation that many food truck owners aren’t having, Facebook Messenger marketing is taking over the 2019 landscape and we believe it’s time for mobile kitchen owners to jump aboard.

You can read the article here.

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3.) How Food Truck Owners Can Collect Lead Contact Info

Collecting lead contact info is invaluable if you’re looking to serve food at locations such as apartment complexes, business districts, gyms, etc, and this article will give you a brief look at how you can collect lead contact info, which could lead to better locations.

You can read the article here.

2.) Challenges New Food Truck Owners Must Overcome

All new business owners face challenges, no matter what the industry is. While there are an endless amount of challenges you could face in the food truck industry, in this article, we break down three key obstacles: The balancing act, a lifestyle change, and not knowing what the future holds.

You can read the article here.

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1.) Everyday Activities That Can Make You A Successful Food Truck Business Owner

Every food truck business is different, meaning every food truck business has different strengths and weaknesses. However, in this article, we featured three everyday activities that can make you a successful food truck business owner. Those activities are…

You can read the article here.

We hope our top five most-viewed articles of 2019 (so far) can help you improve your food truck strategies!

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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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How A Messenger Bot Template Can Benefit Food Truck Owners https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/how-a-messenger-bot-template-can-benefit-food-truck-owners/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/05/how-a-messenger-bot-template-can-benefit-food-truck-owners/#respond Mon, 06 May 2019 18:14:56 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16726 We’ve written about Facebook Messenger marketing in the past and it’s such an important topic that we had to bring it up again. As a friendly reminder, some of the benefits of messenger marketing include getting ahead of the competition, experiencing higher engagement rates, developing deeper relationships with your customers, and so much more. Sign […]

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Messenger

We’ve written about Facebook Messenger marketing in the past and it’s such an important topic that we had to bring it up again.

As a friendly reminder, some of the benefits of messenger marketing include getting ahead of the competition, experiencing higher engagement rates, developing deeper relationships with your customers, and so much more.

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How A Messenger Bot Template Can Benefit Food Truck Owners

As FoodTruckr partner Ian Smith states, Messenger bot templates can help you “Connect with your audience on a deeper level using automated ManyChat Messenger Bot Templates that make sense for your brand and your goals while saving time and money spent on building custom bots” (via Evolve Media).

Facebook Messenger marketing is still relatively new and many food truck owners likely haven’t jumped aboard this game-changing trend yet.

Luckily, Evolve Media can help mobile kitchen owners in this department.

Want to learn how to build a subscriber list for your food truck business? One of our managing partners here at FoodTruckr has put together an AMAZING FREE GUIDE that will teach you everything you need to know about getting started with Messenger Marketing! Click here to get your free guide.

Not only can Evolve Media help you with all of your digital marketing needs, but they can provide you with a custom built Facebook Messenger Bot template for your business. We encourage you to head on over to Evolve Media to purchase a template that’s right for you.

Messenger marketing might be a tricky subject for some owners just because they’re not familiar with this new marketing strategy, but a template can help you out in more ways than one and you could be reaping the rewards in no time.

We encourage FoodTruckrs to visit Evolve Media to learn more.

You can also subscribe to Smith’s YouTube page by following this link and clicking the subscribe button and learn more about Facebook Messenger as well as other digital marketing strategies.

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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!

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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 Everyday Activities That Can Make You A Successful Food Truck Business Owner https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-everyday-activities-that-can-make-you-a-successful-food-truck-business-owner/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/3-everyday-activities-that-can-make-you-a-successful-food-truck-business-owner/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 20:58:42 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16413 There are hundreds of daily tasks food truck business owners do, from eating breakfast, to planning, to cooking food, to driving from location to location. While there are tasks that food truck owners have to do every day, such as cooking food and serving customers, we came up with three everyday activities that can help […]

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Business Owner

There are hundreds of daily tasks food truck business owners do, from eating breakfast, to planning, to cooking food, to driving from location to location.

While there are tasks that food truck owners have to do every day, such as cooking food and serving customers, we came up with three everyday activities that can help make you a successful business owner.

These tasks might not lead to an overwhelming amount of success today, but they can do wonders over time if you’re consistent with these efforts.

3 Everyday Activities That Can Make You A Successful Food Truck Business Owner

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3.) Strengthen Customer Service

Whether you’re cooking and serving food at your mobile kitchen or not, you should do at least one thing to improve customer service every day. After all, it’s all about the customers, and without them, you wouldn’t be in business.

Here’s a list of ideas that can help:

  • Learning from your customers and discovering what they want (for example, what types of foods they want at your food truck and when, or knowing when to have more people on the clock to counter busy periods during the day).
  • Posting content on social media, whether it’s meant for informational purposes (where your truck will be next) or entertainment value (a picture of your latest menu item).
  • Giving out freebies or deals.
  • Creating an upbeat and friendly environment.

The list of strategies could go on and on, and it’s up to each food truck business owner to decide what type of everyday activities will benefit their customer service.

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2.) Constant Learning & Adapting

While this might seem like a no-brainer, it’s essential to incorporate continuous learning in hopes of growing your business (and yourself).

You could, of course, do this by reading books, articles, and listening to audiobooks. However, other ways to do this is by learning on the job every day and seeing where your food truck can use improvements, whether it be the truck itself, managing, customer service, processes or whatever it might be.

People tend to get complacent from time to time, but it’s important to always learn and adapt in hopes of making our situations better, and in this case, to continue the growth of your food truck business.

Do one thing every day that involves learning, from reading a book to creating new strategies based on past sales numbers.

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1.) Look After Your Health

While this won’t, more likely than not, directly lead to a boost in sales, it’s essential no matter what industry we’re talking about.

In a previous article, we featured Practices Food Truck Owners Should Incorporate To Stay Healthy, which includes mental and physical health.

Just as an example of why taking care of your health is essential… If you hurt your back, then the simplest tasks will become impossible feats and you might not be able to serve food at your truck. Of course, if you’re burned out and stressed, then areas of your business could take a hit as well.

The point being, looking after your health should be an everyday activity for food truck business owners.

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An Important Reminder For Food Truck Owners: Value Quality Over Quantity https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/an-important-reminder-for-food-truck-owners-value-quality-over-quantity/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/an-important-reminder-for-food-truck-owners-value-quality-over-quantity/#respond Tue, 16 Apr 2019 18:26:45 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16393 We all do it from time to time — we sacrifice quality. We, unfortunately, do this for a number of different reasons. We want to cook as much food as possible — not to mention lines are jam-packed with customers who want their food as fast as possible — so we rush the process. We […]

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Quality

We all do it from time to time — we sacrifice quality.

We, unfortunately, do this for a number of different reasons.

We want to cook as much food as possible — not to mention lines are jam-packed with customers who want their food as fast as possible — so we rush the process.

We have a million different things on our to-do lists, so we try to multitask and end up not giving each task the time and effort it deserves.

We want to increase sales and feed as many mouths as possible, so we cut corners to achieve that feat, whether it be at normal locations, events, catering gigs or whatever it might be.

In every case, quality is being sacrificed for quantity, and that’s the one area food truck owners should never take a shortcut in.

Value Quality Over Quantity

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You want to be known for your high-quality food. While there are a million different factors that go into a food truck business, such as customer service and customers not having to wait too long to be served, and it’s hard to cover everything to the best of your abilities, the last thing you want to get a reputation for is bad food.

That can lead to a decline in customers, terrible reviews and a bad reputation.

People will be more willing to wait on your food, pay higher prices, etc., if it’s steaming with quality every time they eat at your truck.

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If the opposite rings true, you might have a lot of one-off customers (aka customers who only go to your truck once and never return).

So many businesses are able to get ahead in many different industries by valuing quantity over quality, but it’s very hard for those businesses to stay successful in the long run. Eventually, a bad product or service catches up to them.

Of course, it’s tough to balance everything, from prices to fast service to high-quality food.

Ask yourself what you want to be known for: A company that values quality or a company that values quantity. In some cases, companies provide both, but in those cases, quality still doesn’t take a hit.

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While, yes, food truck owners have a lot to worry about and it’s not easy to be an owner in this competitive industry, it’s important to always value quality over quantity.

After all, you can take shortcuts in other areas in which that’s acceptable.

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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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Every Food Truck Business Owner Makes Mistakes — And That’s Okay https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/every-food-truck-business-owner-makes-mistakes-and-thats-okay/ https://foodtruckr.com/2019/04/every-food-truck-business-owner-makes-mistakes-and-thats-okay/#respond Sat, 13 Apr 2019 16:23:53 +0000 https://foodtruckr.com/?p=16371 No matter what industry you’re trying to conquer, mistakes will occur. That’s not the issue. The issue is not learning from these mistakes and growing from them. Another issue is being hard on yourself for making mistakes. The thing is, every food truck business owner makes mistakes. That’s not a bad thing… Sign up to […]

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Mistakes

No matter what industry you’re trying to conquer, mistakes will occur.

That’s not the issue. The issue is not learning from these mistakes and growing from them. Another issue is being hard on yourself for making mistakes.

The thing is, every food truck business owner makes mistakes. That’s not a bad thing…

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Every Food Truck Business Owner Makes Mistakes — And That’s Okay

If you don’t make mistakes, then you probably aren’t taking any risks (of course, it’s a risk to become a food truck owner/start your own business). Without mistakes, food truck owners won’t learn about themselves and their businesses and it will be tough to grow.

While we aren’t saying you need to purposefully make mistakes and fail over and over again, we do believe it’s important to challenge yourself and take calculated risks. With that … comes mistakes. You don’t know if something is possible until you try. If you fail, try again, but this time, you will have more knowledge about the situation and better strategies.

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Mistakes will help you devise new plans, teach you how to be a better boss, manager and leader, show you the right way how to do things, make your catering gigs and event appearances smoother after you get experience under your belt and they will help you grow. However, you have to be willing to forgive yourself for your mistakes, no matter how big or small, and reflect on what you could have done better and what is also working.

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We all make mistakes, and that’s okay as long as we’re willing to learn from our mistakes and move on with a clear head.

More likely than not, things aren’t going to go smoothly at your grand opening or even your first couple of weeks/months of being open. Your first couple of catering jobs are going to be accompanied by hiccups. Some people’s meals are going to take longer than expected because you and your employees are swamped with customers. Your social media networks are going to be ghost towns from time to time — well, until you come up with a consistent strategy, that is. You might be too much of a micromanager in the beginning, or give your employees too much slack. Your first menu might look horrible or not be clear enough for customers. Speaking of customers, you’re going to have blunders in the customer service department. The list of mistakes could go on and on.

The key takeaway is many food truck owners make mistakes because food truck owners are people and all people make mistakes; however, that’s okay as long as you’re willing to learn from your mistakes and do a better job the next time around while not making the same mistakes you did previously.

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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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