Do Smart Spenders Save In The End When Purchasing A Food Truck? – Prestige Food Trucks December 2014 – Press Release
Why would one need to spend upwards of $100,000 on a food truck when there are less expensive used options available on Ebay or Craigslist? The answer is quite simple. Anytime repairs are needed on a food truck one will experience not only the cost to get repairs done, but also lost exposure, and most importantly, LOST REVENUES!
The most important part of your food truck business is the truck itself, meaning what’s under the hood. If your truck is not fully operational, it doesn’t matter how amazing your food is because you’ll be unable to do business. It is extremely important to invest in high quality materials, equipment and to make sure it is installed the correct way.
“THE CHEAPEST OPTION WILL TYPICALLY BE YOUR
MOST EXPENSIVE CHOICE IN THE LONG TERM.”
We typically recommend all of our clients to go with a brand new truck. Typically, new trucks come with zero mileage, their respectable factory warranties and our standard guarantee on all of the fabrication work that is done in our production facility. A few other notable recommendations are commercial generators (these are made to last years, not months), American-made cooking/refrigeration equipment, and riveted stainless steel interior. Being that not every potential food truck owner to be has the budget for a 2015 chassis, we have to start looking for ways to cut the total cost. One of the quickest ways to do so is to go with a pre-owned chassis, but still sticking with all brand new materials/equipment; going this route is extremely common in the food truck industry. In this case we always recommend going with a newer and/or lower mileage vehicle, which can sometimes be extremely tricky being that the step van market is becoming extremely scarce around the country. Prestige does everything possible to source the highest quality vehicles, at the lowest price to our clients. People do have to keep in mind, even though most of these pre-owned trucks are in great shape, at the end of the day, they are still pre-owned. Prestige Food Trucks does everything possible to prevent major mechanical issues before the truck is delivered to the client, however, it’s a given that anything secondhand is much more likely to have issues than something brand new.
Another important factor to consider is all of the different variables that go into just ONE food truck. Each truck contains electrical, plumbing, mechanical, walls & ceilings, metal fabrication, cooking & refrigeration equipment, CNG / LP gas lines, the generator, and more! Based on all of those listed components, it’s probably best to make sure a professional is handling each one of them. It’s always best to get the job done right the first time!
Another common question we receive at Prestige Food Trucks is, “Why would we get our truck manufactured in Orlando, Florida when Companies A & B are within a few hours of my home?”
This is a VERY good question!
A few things to keep in mind:
– Prestige Food Trucks is based out of Orlando, Florida, BUT ships nationally and internationally. Most food trucks can literally be delivered to your doorstep on a flatbed truck.
– A business with a dependable food truck can likely be a successful one. A business that has a food truck that is built improperly is likely to have tons of lost revenue, unwanted repair costs and headaches.
– For a business of this caliber, it is highly recommended that one gets the truck that is best for their business, not what is the most convenient. A little extra time and effort can go a long way!