Entering the food truck industry is going to take an overwhelming amount of determination, passion and hard work. On top of that, you have to have a solid food truck concept in mind, you have to know recipes, you have to know how to create a menu, you have to know how to form a business plan and you are also going to need a large sum of money to buy everything for your business (you know, like the food truck, the equipment and all of the inventory).
Yeah, no one said entering this industry was going to be easy, but once you are finally there, following your dreams, it is so worth it.
In the spirit of helping you enter the mobile kitchen industry, below you will find five Custom Concessions articles from 2017 that are perfect for prospective food truck owners.
5 Custom Concessions Articles From 2017 That Are Perfect For Prospective Food Truck Owners
“If you have already purchased your food truck and are just waiting on some of the finishing touches to take place, then you are in luck, because spring is just around the corner. If you have yet to purchase a food truck, though, then you might want to wait a little while (perhaps until next year) for your grand opening. Unless, of course, you can somehow get your truck up and running by late spring or early summer.”
“Timing is everything. That is the case for any profession, any industry.”
“If you are a new food truck owner, you should have your grand opening in the spring, and we are about to break down some important reasons why.”
“Is 2017 the year that you finally join the food truck industry?”
“If so, then that’s great! Making that decision is rather tough, but if you have planned out everything (you know, like making a great business plan, creating the recipes, knowing what meals you will make and everything else you have to have to succeed in this industry), then you should be more than ready to take on the life of a food truck owner.”
“For the purposes of this article, we are here to go over three ways future food truck owners can use startup capital to their advantage. So, were you thinking about buying everything on your own, such as the actual food truck, the equipment and all of the inventory, or were you looking for some help in that department? Whether the case, startup capital is here to help, and it could be the difference between you having enough money to become a mobile kitchen owner and you not having enough money to become a mobile kitchen owner.”
“But seriously, why should you enter the food truck industry?”
“Have you always wanted to be a chef, are you an entrepreneur who has always wanted to open up his/her own food-related business? Whatever the reason might be, we 100 percent support it. After all, the food truck industry is booming, it provides a great opportunity, so many people would consider it a dream job and we can’t talk highly enough about it.”
“If you want to enter this industry, we say go for it! Just make sure your finances are in order before you make the amazing leap, and also make sure you are prepared to not only be a chef (that’s the easy part, right?), but a business owner as well — because succeeding as a food truck owner takes more than being a wizard in the kitchen. Unfortunately, so many people enter this industry thinking they can make it simply because they are great cooks. That is a huge plus, but if you do not know how to run a business, then you likely won’t be in this industry for long.”
“If you are in the market for a food truck, then it is absolutely crucial that you find the perfect truck.”
“Of course, there are many questions you need to ask yourself during this process. For example, you should be asking yourself this question: Should I buy a high-end food truck, or should I buy a cheaper truck?”
“First things first, you have to figure out your budget. You also have to figure out how much money you are going to need, and if you are going to finance a truck or pay in cash. There are many reasons why you should buy a high-end truck, though. For instance, this is your business, so quality should be a top priority. Not to mention, a high-end truck typically comes with warranties, and it typically won’t break down on you — well, at least not for a very long time.”
“You did it…”
“You came up with an otherworldly business plan, you picked a food truck concept, you made your menus, you hired an employee or two, you figured out your locations, you tackled permits and regulations, you raised enough money to buy a food truck (and then you bought a food truck), and you are now ready to enter the mobile kitchen industry. Also, you have notified your friends and family about this life-changing career, and you have also built up your social media following. What’s next?”
“Well, now the real fun begins. Now you will get to see if you have what it takes to be a food truck owner. Now, the blood, sweat and tears are really going to kick into gear. Bring on the 10-hour days and your mobile kitchen business being your entire life.”
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