Are you ready to break into the food truck industry yet, prospective mobile kitchen owners? If you are wanting to make that leap in 2017, then you have to make sure you are 100 percent ready.
From business plans to finances to menus to food truck concepts to you name it, you have to be prepared for everything. Reminder: Owning and operating a lunch truck is no cakewalk. If it were, then people would be lining up to join this industry. Okay, so a ton of people are lining up, but everyone would want to join the industry if it were a get-rich-quick scheme. We are here to tell you this: It’s not.
You have to know the ins and outs of running a business, you have to know how to run a kitchen, you have to be a boss and a motivator and the list goes on and on. Being a food truck owner is tough — you might have heard. With that said, if you are passionate about this industry and cooking food is your No. 1 hobby (of course, cooking food is more than just a hobby for you), then you should definitely become a mobile catering owner.
Before you do make that major commitment/leap, make sure to read the five articles below, because the advice in them could be the difference between you making it in this industry and you not making it in this industry.
Mobile Kitchen Articles That Will Help Food Truck Owners Break Into The Industry
Important Ingredients Food Truck Owners Must Incorporate Into Their Business That Aren’t Related To Food
“Let’s put the food to the side for a minute, because if you entered the food truck industry in the first place, you likely already have delicious recipes. Instead, let’s tackle some ingredients that relate strictly to the business side of things.”
Why A High-End Food Truck Is Worth Every Penny
“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.”
Why 2017 Is The Perfect Year To Enter The Food Truck Industry
“2017 is the perfect year to enter the food truck industry. It really is.”
“If you have been wanting to enter this fine industry for a long time now, then now is the time to do so. What are you waiting for? If money is keeping you from following your goals and dreams, then look into financing. If you are afraid to take the leap that is, well, following your dreams, then take the leap now or you might never do just that.”
“2017 is not the year to make excuses. That’s not how you are going to make 2017 the best year ever, after all. Start following your dreams now. Make 2017 the best year yet. Take the major leap that is entering the food truck industry.”
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5 Must-Have Traits For The Food Truck Industry
“Let’s say your ultimate dream is to be a chef. Great, then the food truck industry is for you, and that is how a lot of people who enter this industry look at it.”
“However, some people don’t understand how hard it really is to run a food truck. They just want to be a chef, cook food and make people happy. Little do they know, owning and operating a mobile kitchen takes a lot of skills. For one, you ideally need to be an expert in the business department.”
“Some folks might think they just need to be a great cook to enter the food truck industry, but there are so many other traits you have to bring to the table on top of that.”
Cold Hard Truths Every New Food Truck Owner Has To Face
“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.”
Bonus: You Purchased A Food Truck — Now What?
“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.”
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