10 02, 2020

Eight Ways to Prevent Food Truck Theft For Your Unit

2020-02-10T15:42:31+00:00February 10th, 2020|News|0 Comments

One of the unfortunate aspects of operating a food truck is that the units are targets for theft or vandalism. While you can't control the actions of bad guys, you can take measures to improve the security of the unit. While good insurance coverage can make getting back on the road easier, if your food truck is stolen you'll still be out of business for months as you wait for the insurance check to clear and a replacement vehicle to be manufactured. Fortunately, there are proven actions you can take to prevent this disruptive event from happening all together. Here are [...]

29 01, 2020

7 Ways to Prevent Food Truck Burnout

2020-01-28T23:58:18+00:00January 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life as the owner of a successful food truck can sometimes feel like it’s going to swallow you up. If you’re not actually on the truck cooking for your customers, you’re running around town sourcing those hard-to-find ingredients that make your culinary creations unique. You’re constantly in some state of breaking down or setting up, from draining fryers to filling water tanks to scrubbing surfaces. You’re handling endless last-minute emergencies, whether it’s an empty propane tank, a generator that refuses to start, or a zero-hour run on the artisanal sour mustard pickles that’s left you short stocked for the weekend. [...]

10 01, 2020

30′ Concession Trailer with Porch

2020-01-22T20:02:28+00:00January 10th, 2020|Used Concessions|0 Comments

Price: $49,000.00 Year of Unit: 2019 Make of Vehicle: Anvil/M&R Specialties Model of Vehicle: 8.5x30 Triple Axle Trailer Mileage: 0 Fuel Type: Diesel Tank for Generator Cooking Equipment: 10'-8" Hood...No Equipment Length: 30' Height: 7.5' Client changed her mind and wanted a different trailer. This trailer has never been used! Items: Bathroom 10'-8" Hood Fire Suppression System Stereo System TV Box 6'x3' Serving Window with Screens Propane Package with (2) 100lb LP Tanks 30 gal Water Tank & 50 [...]

20 10, 2019

The Power of Stories in Food Truck Businesses

2019-12-05T00:01:40+00:00October 20th, 2019|Getting Started|Comments Off on The Power of Stories in Food Truck Businesses

Stories are introduced to us almost immediately when we are born. These parables help us to learn important lessons, remember things easier and entertainment us. Even the simplest and best children's stories have the power to be passed along and retold for generations. Even though this form of communication is natural and effective, most of us don't think about sharing our story in our businesses, especially in the food truck industry. But it's essential that we do. By taking some time to reflect on our personal journey starting a business, we can use those experiences to help connect on a [...]

12 10, 2019

Fives Tips to Reduce Stress as a Food Truck Vendor

2019-11-27T15:42:13+00:00October 12th, 2019|Getting Started|Comments Off on Fives Tips to Reduce Stress as a Food Truck Vendor

Feeling stressed? We get it. As a food truck owner you're being pulled in 101 different directions at once. You're probably wearing a couple dozen hats in the business as well. From CEO to chef, customer service to strategic marketing director and driver. You can do it all! But after awhile this type of ongoing responsibility will weigh on anyone. If you're feeling the pressure of being a small business owner, you're not alone. Running any self-funded business is extremely stressful, especially in the critical first year of the business when you don't have everything figured out yet and are [...]

9 10, 2019

Four Food Trends Every Food Truck Owner Needs to Consider in 2020

2019-11-27T15:45:39+00:00October 9th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Four Food Trends Every Food Truck Owner Needs to Consider in 2020

Consumer preferences are constantly changing. Fortunately changes in behavior and taste happen gradually over a period of years so if you're paying attention, you can adapt. Here are four specific food trends that will almost certainly play a bigger role in food trucks businesses in 2020. Even if you've got a winning formula already, we recommend choosing one of the following trends to test out in your business. You never know which of these trends will positively impact your bottom line. Built by M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks Animal-Free Meats Animal-free protein has been one of the biggest [...]

6 10, 2019

Four Ways to Evaluate a Food Truck Park Before Signing a Lease

2019-11-27T15:45:43+00:00October 6th, 2019|Getting Started|Comments Off on Four Ways to Evaluate a Food Truck Park Before Signing a Lease

Growing in popularity across the country, but especially in the South, are food truck parks. In the city of Austin alone there are more than seven food trucks parks you can dine at. Food truck parks are locations that a group of food trucks gather together to operate in one spot. Often there are permanent spots for diners to come and sit down on park benches and tables. These locations also have regular hours of operation much like a restaurant so customers know exactly when and where their favorite spots are serving. One good comparison is that these places are [...]

18 09, 2019

17 Stunning BBQ Catering Business Card Example Designs

2019-11-27T15:45:44+00:00September 18th, 2019|Getting Started|Comments Off on 17 Stunning BBQ Catering Business Card Example Designs

While the web has replaced the need of business cards for sharing basic information like telephone numbers, email addresses, and menus there are still situations where this form of marketing can benefit BBQ catering businesses. Places like vendor fairs, networking events, or even when you're out serving the public can provide an opportunity to distribute cards to connect with folks interested in future catering events. Not only can these cards help prospective customers remember your brand, they still add a level of professionalism when executed right. There's been a lot of disruption in the business card industry making it easier [...]

10 09, 2019

Three Tips For Shipping a Food Truck Across State Lines or Globally

2019-11-27T15:45:50+00:00September 10th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Three Tips For Shipping a Food Truck Across State Lines or Globally

During our nearly 20 years in business M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks has shipped all sorts of custom-built food trucks and concession trailer from our manufacturing center located about 15 minutes west of Jacksonville, Florida. Some final destinations for these mobile food units include Washington, California, Georgia, New York and Colorado to name a few. Over the years, we've learned some key tips to safely transporting a food truck long distances that we'd like to share in this post. Tony's Clam Chowder - Built By M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks. Tips for Shipping a Food Truck Safely Get [...]

26 08, 2019

The Ultimate Funny BBQ Team Name Idea Generator

2019-11-27T15:45:53+00:00August 26th, 2019|Getting Started|Comments Off on The Ultimate Funny BBQ Team Name Idea Generator

Stressed out trying to find a memorable name for your competitive BBQ team? We've got you covered. In this post, we outline specific approaches you can use to come up with a name that's totally unique to your squad. Some of these name ideas are serious. While others are down right laugh out loud. Follow the tips provided in this post and you'll have an original team name in less time than it takes to smoke a rack of ribs. Let's get started! If you're in the market for a BBQ truck or smoker trailer for your team, check out [...]