Another year is almost in the books.
Therefore, we pose this question: Did you achieve all of your goals in 2017? Did you get any closer to making your dreams come true?
No matter what your answers to the above questions might be, if you are still an aspiring food truck owner, then 2018 might be the year that you finally take the leap that is becoming a food truck owner.
If you are on the fence for whatever reason, then just know there are many reasons to become an owner, such as the five below.
5 Reasons Why You Should Become A Food Truck Owner In 2018
5.) They Are Mobile
Food trucks are mobile, unlike sit-down restaurants. The good thing about that? If you are in a bad location, then you can simply move. With a sit-down restaurant, you are typically stuck, which is, of course, a huge downfall if you are already renting out a spot that didn’t turn out to be as “perfect” as you thought it would be.
Not only that but if you have a sense of traveler in you, then you might actually enjoy changing up your locations. A change of scenery is never a bad thing. Plus, since your food truck is mobile, it makes doing catering gigs that much easier, because your kitchen is used to being on the move, and you don’t, in a sense, have to pack up a bunch of things and leave. Not to mention, you don’t have to rent out some form of trailer to do a catering gig. It’s all inside your food truck. It’s always ready to travel from spot to spot.
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4.) Food Trucks Tend To Have Low Startup And Overhead Costs
This is a huge bonus for anyone who is in the market for saving money (basically, that should be everyone).
Not only does a food truck tend to cost less money than a sit-down restaurant initially — and that is a valuable comparison since you probably want to be a chef, and are looking at all of your options as a result — but it is typically less to run it as well. After all, you typically have less equipment, less costs in rent, if you will, less employees to pay, etc.
Your main dream is cooking food for a living, and a food truck is an amazing opportunity to do just that.
3.) The Food Truck Industry Isn’t Going Anywhere
There might have been a time and place in which people thought food trucks were just a fad, but that is no longer the case. Mobile kitchens are here to stay, and they are going to continue to sprout up all across America as a result.
With that said, we want to remind everyone that mobile kitchens are not a get-rich-quick scheme. You still have to put in the work, know the ins and outs of running a business, have a great product (which is your food) and the list goes on and on.
Still, it should be music to the ears of aspiring owners to know that this industry is not going anywhere.
2.) The Sky Is The Limit As A Business Owner
As a business owner, the sky is the limit. There’s no limit on how big you can grow your company, and there’s certainly no limit on how much money you can make. Spoiler alert: If you own a food truck, then you are, in fact, a business owner.
Unlike so many jobs out there (you know, jobs in which you are an employee working for an employer), you can make as much money as you want as a food truck owner. In other words, your salary can be as high as you want it to be, and your salary can increase on top of that.
Of course, you want to make sure you have a thriving and sustainable business before you start paying yourself an overwhelming amount of money. Still, the sky is the limit as a food truck business owner.
1.) It’s Your Dream Job
If you are like so many other aspiring chefs, then owning a food truck is your dream job, so why not try to make that happen in 2018? In this day and age, you can be whatever you want to be, so if you want to be a food truck owner, then you can.
Everyone deserves a shot at their dream job, and the food truck industry is calling your name!
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We already talked about the financial portion of this equation, and now we will talk about everything else when it comes to the preparation department. While it is okay to browse food trucks for sale — because you need to know what you are dealing with from a money standpoint — you shouldn’t actually buy one until you have crunched all of the numbers.
When it comes to planning, you should be making your business plan. Said business plan will help you realize what it all takes to start — and run — a business. Without a business plan, you won’t know how much inventory you will need, how long it will take until you are actually making money, what you are expected to make in a year, how much you can pay employees, how much you need to budget for marketing and anything and everything relating to those topics.
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