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1504, 2021

How to Run Your Food Business with a Full-Time Job

April 15th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Believe it or not, many food truck owners get started part-time on the weekends while holding down a full-time job. There are a lot of benefits to taking this approach. First, most of the profitable events are held during the weekends so you won't miss out on lucrative gigs. Second, it allows you to get started slowly and make mistakes without taking a big risk. In the past few weeks, I've talked with a lot food entrepreneurs who are running their business on top of a full-time job. And I'll be the first to say that it's hard. I did [...]

3103, 2021

Twenty Breakfast Business Ideas You Can Start on a Budget

March 31st, 2021|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Everyone agrees breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the meal that gives you the energy you need to go through all your activities for the day so you don’t feel sluggish. The ideal breakfast will provide you with enough energy to last you until lunchtime, thereby giving you the strength to finish everything you need done for the morning. If you’re looking for breakfast business ideas, here are 20 which you can start if you’re on a budget. Breakfast Burritos A breakfast burrito can get you through the day. A breakfast burrito is like [...]

1903, 2021

Where to Sell Your Food Product: 5 New Areas to Explore

March 19th, 2021|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

If you're up to your neck in your year-end financials like I am (and still hungover from the holiday sales rush), you've probably started to ask yourself questions about your business' sales forecast in 2021. Of course, if you ask any business advisor, you should have been planning for 2021 in July. Well, such is the life of a small business owner -- you get around to things months later. As I look toward 2021, I'd like to share 5 areas for growth in your food business. I shared a few other strategies this past summer, but after I crunched [...]

1503, 2021

200+ Innovative Bakery Truck Name Ideas You Might Love

March 15th, 2021|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

America loves its baked goods, from cookies and snack cakes to donuts, cheesecakes, and other baked treats. And overall, the baking industry is worth around 30 billion dollars a year, making up some 2.1% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the US. Over 9,000 bakeries exist across the country, though 55% of that market is covered by just three major commercial bakeries. Of that industry, the market for cakes is valued at $1.9 billion dollars annually. Of all the cakes sold in the US, decorated cakes such as birthday and wedding cakes are top of the list, closely followed [...]

503, 2021

101 Unforgettable Food Truck Marketing Slogans and Funny Sayings

March 5th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

As with any good business, food trucks need to do marketing too, and it can be a godsend for any business that has a good marketing slogan to get it right. Marketing is not just about the slogan or tagline, but it does play a major role in the process, and can bring in new customers that you might not expect. Your slogan is part and parcel of your branding, and you need to know exactly how to get it right. The food truck industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States today, with more than [...]

1902, 2021

What To Do Next After Getting Accepted into a Farmers Market or Fair

February 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

First off, congratulations! Getting in your first farmer’s market or fair is an amazing feeling. You get to share your food with your community and earn an income. But every event, also comes with a ridiculous amount of planning. ● What will your display look like beyond a food truck wrap? ● How will you package your product? ● How much do I sell my product for at markets? ● How much product should I bring? ● How much change should I bring? ● Are you going to have any special deals for this event? ● When do I need [...]

1202, 2021

57 Catchy Dessert Truck Marketing Slogans You’ll Wish You Came Up With

February 12th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

With more than 23,000 food trucks operating in the US throughout 2020, this unique industry is reported to produce revenues exceeding $2 billion a year. And only a small percentage of that is for dessert trucks, which are the less popular option for food truck operators. But with the growth of the food truck industry only getting stronger, the need for more dessert-based food trucks is now in demand, to cater to the market segment that are looking for mobile desserts on their lunch breaks. Starting up your own dessert food truck could be the best new line in this [...]

902, 2021

How to get your farmers market application noticed

February 9th, 2021|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Struggling to get into a busy farmers market in your town? Here's our advice for getting your application noticed and accepted. This process works for food trucks, trailers, and pop-up tents. As a general rule of thumb, farmers market applications are available on the website ­­or social media page for the website. If not, you can ask the Market Manager to add you to the list of possible vendors who they send an application to annually (usually via email). The first step is filling our an application correctly and sending the document to the manager. BBQ grilling is better [...]

2601, 2021

How to Find the Best Fairs and Festivals for Vendors

January 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let’s get started with the basics. How to find your first farmer’s market. You probably know about every farmer’s market within a 50 ­mile radius of your house. Just in case you don’t, there’s a database to look all of them up called LocalHarvest.org. But, your best resource is going to be other food truck owners already selling at farmer’s markets. They know which ones you’ll do well at ­­ and hopefully they won’t convince you to do a market you won’t do well at! If you know a food producer (how could you not these days?), send them a [...]

1501, 2021

The Best Farmer’s Market Display Tip (Plus 5 more!)

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

It's almost that time of year again - farmer's market season! Locally, our summer farmer's market starts only a couple months away. I'm incredibly excited. There are over 90 vendors with everything from produce, to jam, wooden crafts, bbq sandwiches and egg rolls. And always a ton of new vendors each season, too. While things are going to continue being a bit different this year than usual, I'm still hopeful we'll be seeing a strong crowd turnout at the local market. Be sure to support your local farmer's markets as well! If you're a new to the food truck or [...]

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