In the spirit of it being Flashback Friday, Custom Concessions will be going all the way back to 2016.
And in the spirit of helping food truck owners conquer the mobile kitchen industry, we are about to unleash some articles from 2016 that will do prospective and current food truck owners wonders.
Check them out below!
Flashback Friday: Custom Concessions’ Top Articles Of 2016
“You conquered your business plan, you have come up with amazing strategies for your business, you have picked your location, purchased your truck — now what?”
“Well, assuming you have already taken care of your permits and insurance (among other things), the real fun is about to begin. After all, you are about to become a food truck owner, which means you are about to serve up amazing food to happy customers. That’s the dream, right?”
“We will leave you with this question once more: You purchased your food truck — now what? Well, here’s the thing, not every food truck owner’s path is going to be the same. However, we have provided four steps that you can’t forget, and these steps typically come after you have finally purchased your truck.”
“If you are like us, then you are all about quality.”
“When it comes to buying your food truck, you should not be taking any shortcuts when it comes to quality. Therefore, buying a high-end food truck is worth every penny, and should be a no-brainer. Buying a cheaper truck might seem like a good option on the surface since you will be initially saving money, but that might not be the case in the long run. In fact, a cheaper mobile kitchen could end up costing you a ton of money in the long-term, but we will go into further detail about that later on.”
“Believe it or not, you don’t have to have a menu makeover to attract new customers. You don’t even have to change up your brand. While taking extreme measures might help some companies, which includes food truck businesses, you don’t necessarily have to have an extreme makeover to gain new customers.”
“If you are struggling to retain customers, or attract them in general, then you are in luck. We understand how hard it can be to attract customers to your food truck during the offseason (aka when the temperatures start to drop). That is why we have provided three extremely unique ways to attract more food truck customers. Use the points below to your advantage, mobile kitchen owners. In the process, you will attract more customers to your truck, which will lead to more business and more money.”
“Do you currently own and operate a successful restaurant? Are you looking for ways to take said successful restaurant to the top? If so, then you should think about adding a food truck business into the mix.”
“If you are on the fence about this idea, or are just hearing it for the first time, then make sure to really think about the seven reasons below. Yes, owning and operating a food truck business might be different than owning and operating a sit-down restaurant, but if you are a good boss, your menu is flawless and you have a good business plan on top of that, then you can certainly make it in both industries, if you will.”
“Nonetheless, here are seven reasons why every successful restaurant needs a food truck.”
“Are you new to the food truck industry? Perhaps you are more fresh than that and have yet to buy your very own food truck. Therefore, your mind might be racing with questions.”
“For example, you might be wondering what a business plan should include, where you can buy a food truck, if you have what it takes to enter this industry, how social media works and the list goes on and on. While we won’t be answering all of those questions, we will be providing future and relatively new food truck owners with some helpful tips. Use them to your advantage.”
“Bonus: Know the laws. There are so many laws that food truck owners have to learn before they jump into this industry, and they can be different in every state. Before you even think about buying a food truck, you might want to learn the laws in your area first.”
“Being a food truck owner is no cakewalk. After all, you are the one who is taking the risk since you are the one who put the money down, and you are also the one who is running the daily operations. No one said the food truck industry was going to be easy, but it is worth it if you are passionate about food and people.”
“As a result of this fine industry being tough to grow and thrive in, there are plenty of things mobile kitchen owners have to learn on the job. You know, if they plan on staying in this industry for a long time. While some days might be easier than others (that’s typically the case for any business, and how life works in general), food truck owners should use every day, every moment, as a learning experience.”
“Going along with that theme, here are four things a food truck owner has to learn on the job.”
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