16 07, 2024

Advice When Purchasing Food Trucks on eBay or Craigslist

2024-07-16T21:54:10+00:00July 16th, 2024|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

As a mobile food vendor, the investment in a truck or trailer is the biggest one-time business expense you'll make. Selecting the wrong vehicle can cost considerable time, money, sanity, and even the viability of your business if ongoing maintenance is too high. This is not a decision to be taken lightly! At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks, we understand the warning signs you need to look for to protect yourself from investing in a lemon. This post can help avoid these pitfalls when evaluating the purchase of a food truck on a website like eBay, Craigslist, or any other [...]

14 05, 2024

How Much Gas Does a Food Truck Use on Average?

2024-05-14T12:38:30+00:00May 14th, 2024|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. [...]

20 04, 2022

Mobile Restroom Trailers for Sale in Florida

2024-04-02T16:03:29+00:00April 20th, 2022|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

A portable or mobile toilets are ideal for special events like concerts, fairs, rallies, parades, city events, and huge outdoor gatherings where no other facilities are available. The majority of portable toilets are unisex single units with a simple door lock for privacy. Several varieties are self-contained and do not involve any pre-existing utilities or infrastructure, such as sewerage. If you need custom-built mobile restrooms, contact us at 904-397-0246 or by email here. We offer no obligation quotes and can build mobile restrooms to the exact specifications you require. High-end or low-cost facilities, we have experience with both. Mobile restroom trailers [...]

18 03, 2019

Food Truck Floor Options: Everything You Need to Know

2024-04-02T17:48:02+00:00March 18th, 2019|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Researching the best type of flooring install inside your food truck or concession trailer? In today's post, we address everything you need to consider before investing in the floor of your food truck. In addition to sharing the best options, we layout some of pitfalls to watch out for with the most popular food truck flooring types. At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks, we've been manufacturing concession trailers for over 15 years and have worked on literally hundreds of concession units during this time frame. After working on so many of these units and even making repairs to concession trailers [...]

14 03, 2019

Important Considerations When Installing Food Truck Exhaust Hoods

2024-04-02T17:48:08+00:00March 14th, 2019|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

When outfitting a food truck, a lot of the same commercial equipment you would use in a coffee shop or restaurant can be installed in a mobile unit. But there are some pieces of equipment you should never be taken from a restaurant and installed onto your food truck. One example of this is with the exhaust hood. An exhaust hood, sometimes called a range hood, is the device that's positioned directly above your oven and cooking area to provide ventilation. This piece of equipment removes smoke, airborne grease, and other fumes from the food truck. Exhaust hoods also have [...]

29 07, 2018

The Best Food Truck Refrigerators: Installation Tips & Buyers Guide

2024-04-02T18:06:29+00:00July 29th, 2018|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Rotolo's Food Truck. No matter what your food concept is going to be, you'll probably need at least one refrigerator installed on your food truck or concession trailer. Whether you're making sandwiches and need to keep meats and cheeses cool or plan to serve summer-time beverages you'll need a cooling system that's both reliable and large enough to store everything necessary to execute your menu. Finding the right refrigerator for a food truck is different than if you're starting a restaurant. If you're looking for commercial-grade restaurant refrigerators you'll have an abundance of quality options. Refrigerators designed to [...]

18 07, 2018

Food Truck Concession Doors: What You Need To Know

2024-04-02T18:06:51+00:00July 18th, 2018|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

In our on-going series about food truck equipment, we’ve come to one of the more basic build-out topics: concession doors. As you might imagine this is a more straight-forward consideration compared to other areas like plumbing, electrical, or the kitchen layout. Still there are some common-sense guidelines we can offer on the topic if you plan to install a door in the future to ensure the project is done right the first time. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts in this series, we’ve been manufacturing food trucks and concession trailers for over 15 years. In our decade and a half [...]

16 07, 2018

Where Should Propane Tanks Be Installed on a Food Truck?

2024-04-02T18:06:56+00:00July 16th, 2018|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

There's an age old debate that continues with food truck build outs: Where's the best place to install propane tanks? Some builders advocate for propane tanks to be installed horizontally in a protected compartment underneath your food truck. Others recommend that propane tanks should be installed vertically at the rear of the vehicle. As you may already be aware there are food trucks that actively operate with tanks in both locations. But what's the optimal way to install these units during the build-out process? In this article, we share our insights learned over 15+ years in the concession industry. Over [...]

12 06, 2018

Everything You Need to Know About Food Truck Water Tanks

2024-04-02T18:07:17+00:00June 12th, 2018|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

One of the items that can be overlooked by first-time food truck vendors is figuring out the size and type of water tanks needed to install in a concession trailer. Not only will you need fresh and gray water tanks to operate efficiently, but you'll need these to meet the specific permitting requirements of the city and state you plan to operate. In this post, we outline all the things you need to take into consideration before installing water tanks inside your food truck. Take notes on this one because this post can take you a lot of time, money, [...]

24 01, 2018

The Ultimate List of Commonly Installed Food Truck Appliances

2019-11-27T15:56:47+00:00January 24th, 2018|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks we've installed just about every appliance imaginable into a food truck or concession trailer. This list compiles the most commonly requested appliances to be installed onboard a mobile food unit. If you don't find the device you need on this list, not to worry. Our motto is: "If you can dream it, we can build it." We've received countless one-of-a-kind requests during our 15+ years in the custom manufacturing industry and welcome the opportunity to execute your vision. Beyond just appliances, check out our previously published equipment checklist here for information about ovens, refrigerators, [...]