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2208, 2019

Sam's Club is Giving Away 500 Annual Memberships to Texas Food Truck Owners

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Sam's Club is Giving Away 500 Annual Memberships to Texas Food Truck Owners

M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks Builds BBQ Smokers / Trailers For Teams Across the United States. Do you operate a food truck or concession trailer in the great state of Texas? You're eligible to receive a free annual membership to Sam's Club valued at $45 annually. But hurry! This free membership is only available for the first 500 vendors that claim the deal or through September, 2019. Whatever comes first! Sam's Club understands how local businesses like food trucks have a positive impact on their surrounding community! Now, it's their chance to give back. Sam's Club is offering [...]

908, 2019

Should You Add a Vegan-Meat Substitute To Your Food Truck Menu?

August 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Should You Add a Vegan-Meat Substitute To Your Food Truck Menu?

Non-meat protein alternatives are all the rage right now. Businesses large and small are rushing to add faux meat options to their menus. One example is the restaurant chain Del Taco who recently added Beyond Meat tacos to their menu, which uses yellow peas as the main ingredient for the meat substitute. According to reports, the company has been selling roughly a million of these tacos per month! No matter where you fall on the taste preference spectrum, the demand for plant-based meat alternatives is growing nationally. But should be trying to ride this mega trend as a food truck [...]

708, 2019

Juice Truck: Complete Supply & Inventory List

August 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Juice Truck: Complete Supply & Inventory List

Trying to determine the supplies and inventory you'll need to successfully operate a juice truck? We've compiled a complete check list here so you understand the things you'll need to keep in stock to successfully operate this business. One factor you'll need to keep in mind is that your menu is going to dictate the specific inventory on your truck. For example, many juice trucks sell specialty coffee as a way to attract a larger audience. If you plan to diversify the menu into coffee then you'll need to ensure you've got beans, a grinder, and coffee maker onboard. You'll [...]

2106, 2019

Food Truck Plumbing: Nine Things You Need to Know

June 21st, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Comments Off on Food Truck Plumbing: Nine Things You Need to Know

When you're preparing to get a new food truck build, it's natural to invest time planning the kitchen layout or exterior wrap. Don't get me wrong, these are critical aspects of the food truck build process. But there are less "exciting" aspects of the build process that are equally important, such as the electrical requirements and plumbing. The plumbing of your food truck is a crucial part of the operations. Vendors will need a reliable water source for cooking as well as maintaining health standards. You'll need hot and cold water on demand to wash dishes, spoons, or pans. You'll [...]

1406, 2019

Are You Read for National Food Truck Day 2019?

June 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Are You Read for National Food Truck Day 2019?

Celebrate National Food Truck Day 2019. The biggest food truck event of the year is almost here. National Food Truck Day 2019 kicks off on June 28th, 2019 to celebrate mobile food vendors around the world. The goal of this annual event is to honor and support the entire food truck industry: from owners to employees to the food itself. Needless to say this is a holiday we can really sink our teeth into! Refuge Coffee Co. Truck built by M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks. Both food truck vendors and fans can get involved in this [...]

306, 2019

Preparing Your Food Truck Business for Hurricane Season

June 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Comments Off on Preparing Your Food Truck Business for Hurricane Season

In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of food trucks selling a wide range of dishes. Their popularity puts them on the frontline of the street food industry with customers enjoying hamburgers, sandwiches, ice cream, regional delicacies, and even gourmet cuisine. Just like restaurant owners, people behind food trucks have a lot on their plate to make sure that they can operate seamlessly. Aside from keeping supplies under control, marketing products, and training the employees, another aspect of the business to consider is preparedness for natural disasters such as hurricanes. Is Your Food Truck Protected From [...]

2005, 2019

The 8 Steps to Starting Your Full-Time Ice Cream Truck Business

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Comments Off on The 8 Steps to Starting Your Full-Time Ice Cream Truck Business

A swelteringly hot August day, on a quiet street anywhere in suburban America. The kids are too hot to even muster the energy to turn on the sprinklers, and the adults are losing patience with the incessant whines of “I’m bored,” as Summer vacation enters what feels like it’s 1000thday. The familiar tinkle of an ice cream truck horn is heard in the distance, and just like that, all of the bickering and activity stops; as the jingle gets closer, the kids start begging for a few dollars to buy a Rocket Pop, or a King Cone, or a soft [...]

1405, 2019

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Food Truck Vendors

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|Comments Off on Spring Cleaning Checklist for Food Truck Vendors

Spring is finally here! If you live in the northern United States or anywhere in Canada, May is the month you can be certain no more white stuff will hit the ground until fall. In addition to warmer weather, it's the beginning of the busy season for food truck vendors. The spring and summer after all is when the annual outdoor events happen: outdoor concerts, food truck rallies, weddings, baseball games, farmer's markets. If your food truck has been locked in storage all winter, it's time to get the unit deep cleaned for service in advance of your first event. [...]

605, 2019

Five Tips for Creating Food Truck Logo Designs That Aren't Boring

May 6th, 2019|Categories: Getting Started|0 Comments

Whether you own and operate a mobile food business already or in the planning phase, coming up with a professional looking logo can be a challenge. After all, you've probably got all sorts of ideas for the menu and source of ingredients for food items. But coming up with a logo that accurately represents a brand isn't easy if you're not an artist or graphic designer by trade. Fortunately there are all sorts of new tools and options for ordinary folks that make the process of creating your brands logo easier and more affordable than they were 5 - 10 [...]

2304, 2019

Four Legged Foodie Dog Food Sprinter Van Video Tour

April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Video Training|0 Comments

One of the greatest privileges we've had since founding M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks over a decade and a half ago is helping entrepreneurs get their start in innovative business categories. A pair of entrepreneurs we had the opportunity to work with recently are from Four Legged Foodie based out of the Atlanta, Georgia area. The goal of Four Legged Foodie is to provide human-grade quality food for dogs. In fact, as you'll see in the video, Bob Pierson, co-owner of M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks promises to sample some of the food himself. We will post a follow up [...]

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