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1703, 2020

COVID-19’s Impact on the Food Truck Industry–And What to Do About It.

March 17th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

COVID-19 (AKA the coronavirus) has disrupted the food truck industry. Concerts, events, and food truck festivals around the nation have been canceled as the public is strongly encouraged to stay inside their homes in an effort to minimize the spread of this nasty disease. But you already knew this. The goal of this post is to remind you that this too shall pass and to keep this health crisis in perspective. We'll also offer some practical ideas to keep your food business operating during these difficult times. Do we know how long the current situation will last? Nope.  No one [...]

903, 2020

How to Reduce Your Food Truck Suppliers and Simplify Operations

March 9th, 2020|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Operating a food truck business can be complex, but sometimes we as owners / operators make things more complicated than they need to be. One simple way I've found to make things easier to operate is by cutting back on the number of suppliers I work with. If you can narrow the number of suppliers you use, you can drastically simplify your life (not to mention your bookkeeping). For example, at one point, we had a sandwich menu that used six different types of bread.  The rye and the sourdough were easy; they came from a commercial bakery and could be [...]

2002, 2020

37 All-Time Best Grilled Cheese Food Truck Name Ideas

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Thinking about starting a grilled cheese truck, but can't find a good name? We're here to help you out. We've categorized a list of some of the best ideas we could come up with that make sense for a grilled cheese truck. In case you didn't know, you can build a really solid business around the based around this beloved sandwich. You can go upscale serving sandwiches with artisan French baked bread and cheeses. You can attract meat lovers by adding bacon or prosciutto. Finally, you could get creative by making a dessert grilled cheese made with cinnamon toast bread, [...]

1002, 2020

Eight Ways to Prevent Food Truck Theft For Your Unit

February 10th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

2901, 2020

7 Ways to Prevent Food Truck Burnout

January 29th, 2020|Categories: 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. [...]

1001, 2020

30′ Concession Trailer with Porch

January 10th, 2020|Categories: 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 [...]

2010, 2019

The Power of Stories in Food Truck Businesses

October 20th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

1210, 2019

Fives Tips to Reduce Stress as a Food Truck Vendor

October 12th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

910, 2019

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

October 9th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

610, 2019

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

October 6th, 2019|Categories: 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 [...]

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