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3105, 2024

How Crowdsourcing Can Help You Raise Money for a Food Truck

May 31st, 2024|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

One of the recent solutions invented to raise money for a project or new business is called Crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is often associated through the well-known Kickstarter platform that allows users to post projects online and ask for donations. But dozens of sites based around the idea of crowd funding have joined the movement, including GoFundMe.com and Launching a crowdsourcing campaign successfully, however, is easier said than done; I mean, you’re just asking people to give you money for an idea that hasn’t even proven to be successful yet. Even though crowdfunding isn't an easy way to pull together startup funds, [...]

2805, 2024

Catering Events Made Easy: Tips for Food Truck Owners

May 28th, 2024|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Catering is one of the primary ways food trucks make money. And there are benefits to focusing on catering. Unlike vending at a fair or parking on the street in a busy downtown area, you know exactly how much revenue you'll make for an afternoon. You also know exactly how much food to prepare and serve. When you book a catering gig, you know exactly what your revenue and profit will be, which is appealing for a business owner. Someone with a lot of experience doing catering events is Dante of Dante’s Inferno Dogs, a hot dog cart based out [...]

2105, 2024

How to Start a Food Truck Newsletter and Stick With It

May 21st, 2024|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

When done well, newsletters offer an excellent way to keep your growing customer base engaged and informed about every big event and promotion. They provide a direct feed to advertise, sticking more effectively in people’s minds than a fleeting update on Facebook or Twitter. Receiving and reading an email sent directly to YOU feels personal and intriguing. If you haven’t implemented a newsletter strategy yet, it’s something to consider for your food truck business. Here’s how to get started and key considerations to keep in mind. Why It’s Worth Your Time As a food truck owner, you've already got a [...]

1405, 2024

How Much Gas Does a Food Truck Use on Average?

May 14th, 2024|Categories: Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Want to understand what type of gas mileage you'll get with a food truck? As a truck owner, fuel costs are a crucial part of your daily expenses and can greatly affect your weekly budget. If you're new to the business, it's important to understand what these costs might look like for you. In this article, I share insights into the amount gas you'll need to operate a food truck for transportation and generator operation. Of course, how much gas a food truck requires to operate will depend on the type of weight, distance, and driving conditions you go through. [...]

2904, 2024

Starting a Food Business? Avoid These 7 Common Mistakes.

April 29th, 2024|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

It seems people are starting a food business almost every day. From jams and jellies, to prepared foods, salad dressings and of course food trucks. There's a lot of options out there, but the reality is many of them won't survive the first five years in business.  Some of them fail because they made critical mistakes in the very beginning. Here's a list of eight things to watch out for if you're thinking of starting a food business of any kind. These are some of the most common mistakes I've seen over the years. 1. Not testing your concept on [...]

1704, 2024

How to Start a Food Truck Business in 7 Steps

April 17th, 2024|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

In this blog post, we'll guide you through the essential steps needed to start your own food truck business. From the initial planning and securing the right permits to choosing your menu and finding the perfect truck, each step is crucial for laying the foundation of a successful mobile eatery. We'll also touch on the challenges you might face along the way and provide practical advice to navigate the bustling streets of the food truck industry. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a cooking enthusiast, these steps will help you bring your kitchen to the streets and make a mark [...]

1204, 2024

205+ Food Truck Park Name Ideas You’ll Love

April 12th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Food truck parks have become culinary hotspots, bringing an eclectic mix of gourmet flavors and down-home cooking to neighborhoods across the country. More than just a place to eat, these parks serve as social gathering spots, fostering a sense of community and offering a lively, buzzing atmosphere that can invigorate underused urban spaces or add excitement to suburban areas. Each food truck park name carries the essence of its unique vibe, setting the stage for a culinary adventure and promising passersby not just a meal, but an experience. Join us as we explore how the right name can make all [...]

2003, 2024

Beat the Heat: Keeping Cool in Your Food Truck This Summer

March 20th, 2024|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Hey there, food truckers! With the mercury climbing, it's crucial to keep both you and your team cool as you crank out your menu. Let's dive into some tried-and-true methods to beat the heat and ensure your food truck isn't just a rolling sauna. 1. Ventilation is Key When you're cooking up a storm in a small space, things get hot fast. Really hot. Good ventilation keeps the air moving, making it less like a sauna and more like a comfortable kitchen. This isn't just about comfort; it's about making sure you and your team can work without feeling like [...]

2802, 2024

Custom Disaster Relief Vehicles for Sale in Florida

February 28th, 2024|Categories: Specialty Vehicles|0 Comments

There's a lot to consider before investing in a disaster relief vehicle. At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks we've been custom building these mobile units for over 20 years. Here's what you need to know before you buy. What are Disaster Relief Vehicles? Equipment Options Ways to Customize Cost of Disaster Relief Vehicles What do you need? What are Disaster Relief Vehicles? Disaster relief vehicles are special vehicles designed to help people during and after natural disasters like floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires. These emergency response vehicles are equipped with tools, supplies, and equipment needed for emergency response efforts. Disaster [...]

1502, 2024

Custom Built Mobile Spay, Neuter and Adoption Units for Sale in Florida

February 15th, 2024|Categories: Specialty Vehicles|0 Comments

According to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized each year. Pet owners can save the life's of many of these animals by taking them in as pets through adoption. One way a shelter or non-profit can find more of these pets home is by investing in a mobile spay, neuter and adoption unit. What is a mobile spay, neuter and adoption unit? How much does it cost for a mobile spay, neuter and adoption unit? What equipment can you install on this type of unit? What types of services can you [...]

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