16 08, 2017

Three Essential Tips When Buying a Food Truck at Auction

2019-11-27T15:58:54+00:00August 16th, 2017|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Thinking about trying to save money on a food truck by attending an upcoming auction? Be sure to read our three essential tips before making your first bid. These tips will not only help save you money, but they will help you avoid investing in a vehicle that you won't ever be able to use. As a general rule of thumb, food trucks aren't easy to find at auction sales either online or offline. Food trucks aren't like cars, tractors, or antiques that have a niche audience of regulars that attend all the local events looking for deal. If you [...]

12 08, 2017

Can You Install an Awning on a Food Truck?

2019-11-27T15:59:57+00:00August 12th, 2017|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Can you install an awning on a food truck or concession trailer? Of course you can! Awnings are a functional way to differentiate your concession unit by providing some much needed shade to customers that are waiting for food on a hot day. Awnings can also be used to create a makeshift dining area for customers as well. Best of all, when it's time to move to the next vending location these awnings can be retracted automatically by request making break down faster and easier. At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks, we can install any type of custom awning you [...]

15 01, 2017

Funnel Cake Concession Trailer Business Startup Report

2019-11-27T16:02:30+00:00January 15th, 2017|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Classic Funnel Cake Concession Trailer. If you're looking for a concession business that performs well at state fairs, county fairs, or just about any summertime event, funnel cake is a proven treat that has been enjoyed by fair goers for almost a century. No doubt you've tasted this fried, crispy, and sweet dessert that is one of the most popular food items you can purchase at fairs across America. Although it is considered a classic American dessert, the funnel cake first broke out on the scene at the Kutztown Folk Festival in 1950. This is a festival that [...]

23 09, 2016

BBQ Concession Trailers with Bathrooms Installed Onboard

2019-11-27T16:04:19+00:00September 23rd, 2016|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

At M&R Specialty Trailers and Trucks, one shift we've recognized over the past 15 years manufacturing concession trailers is more vendors are requesting a bathroom to be installed within their BBQ concession trailers. Sure, determining what kind of smoker and other cooking equipment should be equipped on the vehicle still takes the priority one among pit masters, but the toilet usually isn't far behind! And there are a lot of advantages to doing so that both from a personal comfort level operating the trailer and from a customer service perspective as well. In this post, we will outline some of [...]

30 06, 2016

How-to Determine Electrical Power Needs of a Food Truck

2019-11-27T16:07:40+00:00June 30th, 2016|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

You will almost certainly need electrical energy for your truck, unless you plan on vending from a hot dog cart. Even then, if you want to do anything cool you’ll want to upgrade so you have power. How much power exactly will you need for your truck? That is tricky and depends entirely on the Wattage of your equipment. Let’s do a quick introduction to the physics of electricity so you understand the terminology. When we start the build process, we work with customers to determine how much power they'll need to operate they're specific type of business. Understanding Watts [...]

7 03, 2016

Trending Now: Fresh Produce Food Trucks

2019-11-27T16:08:17+00:00March 7th, 2016|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

  As we’ve all seen by now, the food truck movement has done wonders to launch the inspiration for many a mobile venture. The success of packaging your product inside an attractive large van to peddle in city streets and events has lead to the creation of mobile Fashion Businesses, Barber Shops, and of course even more food trucks. Once more this yields not just a fun and interesting new concept in the world of food delivery, but something pivotal within the health of a community. For once we don’t have to specifically get all our amazingly fresh, local farmed [...]

21 02, 2016

Food Truck Exterior Lighting Options and Examples

2019-11-27T16:08:34+00:00February 21st, 2016|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Keeping a light on in a food truck means more than just being able to see what you’re cutting, in fact it can majorly impact your business in both garnering profits and making sure they’re not lost. Inner illumination doesn’t really apply of course, it’s a given that one is going to have it and enough of it to do their jobs. What we’re talking about today is EXTERIOR illumination; the things that kick on at night because, let’s face it, as a food truck you’re going to be spending a lot of business hours when it’s dark out. Being [...]

15 12, 2015

How Much Does a Food Truck Weigh?

2019-11-27T16:09:54+00:00December 15th, 2015|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Let’s face it, food trucks and vending carts/trailers weigh a lot. They’re big, tricked out behemoths designed to stand out and be durable, so on their own the things get quite heavy. THEN we load them up with all manner of ranges, coolers, equipment, and food; damn if that doesn’t add some tonnage. It becomes a factor in operation, you can be sure about that. Now, is this something that you need to know and will affect our every day? Not majorly. Should you know how much your vehicle weighs in general and have it listed in a place to [...]

8 12, 2015

How Much Gas Does a Food Truck Use?

2019-11-27T16:10:42+00:00December 8th, 2015|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

One of the main operation requirements unique to the Food Truck business, as we all can figure, is the need to travel EVERY day. A mobile operation means going from point A, the main commissary kitchen or other food prep area and truck storage lot, to point B [potentially even C, D, etc] for service day in and out. With this particular everyday action, of course, comes a daily expense we’ve all been tortured by: Gas. That most imposing of costs, hovering high in the sky above us as we drive past the station; we try to ignore it, but [...]

16 11, 2015

RAM Sprinter Style Van Food Truck with Low-Profile Hood

2019-11-27T16:10:50+00:00November 16th, 2015|Concession Equipment|0 Comments

Recently there has been a trend towards smaller, even more mobile food trucks. These smaller sprinter-style vehicles can have a few advantages to the business owner: 1.) They are easier to navigate and can be parked in smaller spaces. 2.) If you need to drive frequently for either catering gigs or deliveries, the savings in fuel cost could be in the thousands of dollars per year. This recent build is one such example of a RAM Sprinter Style van food truck with a low-profile hood. As you can see in the video below, the concession window and shelf is built [...]