No matter how much success people achieve, they are always searching for advice. After all, no matter how much success people achieve … they can always achieve more.
With that in mind, we are about to unleash some great food truck advice from last year around this time that is still very much relevant today.
Check it out below, and make sure to take the advice to heart in the form of adding it to your food truck strategies — well, at least where you see fit, that is.
Looking Back on Last Year’s Relevant Food Truck Advice
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.
You can never go wrong with a high-end food truck. Let the four points below be your guide.
If you are on the verge of purchasing a food truck, then you should be thrilled when it comes to your future. After all, you are likely on the verge of completely changing up your profession, and you are also about to follow your dreams.
With that said, the food truck industry isn’t all fun and games. A mobile kitchen is a business, and it needs to be treated as such if you are going to survive, grow and thrive. As a result, there are likely many common worries of new food truck owners.
Of course, if you took the risk that was buying a food truck and starting up your own business, then you clearly have a lot of confidence, as you should. Still, you are taking a risk, which means you are probably a little worried about what the future has in store for you. However, your excitement probably trumps those worries.
If you are about to enter the food truck industry, first off, congrats! You are about to embark on the journey that is following your dreams, and you are also about to become a business owner. As a business owner, you need to make sure your food truck is ready for everything.
More likely than not, you already picked your location, you already discovered the nightmare that is permits and regulations, you already made your all-star menu that is going to lure in a ton of customers and your truck is 100 percent ready to go. You are set, right?
Believe it or not, there are some very important steps that you might be forgetting (or know nothing about). We understand, there are so many things you have to do as a business owner, which is why this industry is not for the faint of heart, or folks who aren’t extremely passionate about food and people. Not to mention, this might be your first rodeo, if you will.
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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.
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.
If you are thinking about joining the food truck industry, then it’s important to know what you are about to get into. Yes, this industry consists of a lot of passionate people, recipes, otherworldly food trucks, success stories, etc., but it is likely going to be 10 (possibly more?) times tougher than you ever imagined.
If this industry was as simple as buying a truck and dishing out food, then more people would do it. In fact, many people do think it’s that simple, which is why they have to close shop much sooner than expected. We aren’t trying to discourage you from joining the mobile kitchen industry — we just want you to know what you are getting into.
If you are thinking about entering the food truck industry, then there are about 1,000 different things you are going to have to figure out. While that might be exaggerated a bit, food truck owners have to make a ton of different decisions before they even get their trucks up and running.
One of those decisions — and it is a very important one — is figuring out what you want your concept to be. Figuring out your concept and menu might not be the easiest decision to make, but once you have made up your mind, you need to stick with your concept (and love it).
Branding and marketing aside, your concept and menu alone are going to attract customers. After all, people go to food trucks for the — wait for it — food. And if your concept is good enough, your lines will be flocking with customers in no time.
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