Food Truck

5835 Words Apr 22nd, 2014 24 Pages
A food truck is like restaurant on wheels. It has several distinct advantages over a traditional eat-in restaurant. A food truck can go to where the customers are. It has pretty low overhead, compared to a restaurant, and requires far less staff. However a food truck is still a business that requires a lot of work and attention- especially in the first couple of years. Food truck owners put in long days and have similar problems as restaurant owners, such as slow seasons, bad weather, and sluggish economy. Read on to find out how you can start your own food truck business.
Difficulty: Hard
Time Required: Two Months or More
Here's How: 1. Find out if a Food Truck Business is Legal in Your Neighborhood. This may sound like a no-brainer,
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Read on for the do’s and don’ts of writing a restaurant menu. 5. Find Financing for Your Food Truck Business. The good news about a food truck business is that is significantly cheaper than a sit-down. However, you will still need financing from a bank or private investors. A used food truck can cost between $20,000 - $40,000. A new food truck can be as much as $100,000. If you are looking for a truly economical way to start a food truck business, consider a food cart. An ice cream or hot dog cart may not be the most glamourous option, but it certainly the most feasible for many peole. Read on for tips of writing a great restaurant business plan you can adapt for a food truck. 6. Stock Your Food Truck. Even if you land a modestly priced used food truck, you will still need to make sure it is going to meet your particular needs. If you plan to serve hot food, such as pizza, French fries or other fried foods, you will need a oven and fryolator. If you plan to sell pre-made sandwiches, then you will need ample cooler space. Outfitting a food truck is much like designing a commercial restaurant kitchen. 7. Get the Word Out About Your Food Truck Business. The good thing about a food truck is that it's a rolling advertisement on wheels. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do some advertising and marketing of your business. Social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter are perfect for building a good customer base. You can