How Much Does It Cost To Start A Food Truck Business?

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma custom food truck builder manufacturer vending mobile concessions trailer prestige trucks     One of the most common questions we receive here at Prestige Food Trucks is “How much does it cost to start a food truck?” or “What does the typical custom food truck cost?”. There is absolutely NO easy answer to that question.

If you’re looking for the least expensive food truck on the market, Prestige Food Trucks is probably not the best fit for you and your business. If you’re looking for an extremely high quality, unique, and great food truck to help you run your business for many years to come, Prestige Food Trucks is a perfect answer.

Custom food trucks have thousands of variables that can directly affect the cost. A brand new 2015 diesel chassis is obviously going to cost more than a gasoline step van from the late 1990s. A commercial diesel generator is going to cost more than a portable generator that one could pick up from a local hardware store. Certain cooking equipment created to make specialty items such as pizza, may cost more than a very basic cooking line of a flat top and deep fryers. These are only a few examples.

Heavy's Food Truck custom food truck builder manufacturer vending mobile concessions trailer prestige trucksNow for the moment everyone has been waiting for, the price range. One extremely important thing to consider is the old saying “you get what you pay for”. The food truck industry is absolutely no exception to that rule! The major difference here is, cheaper equipment can actually cost the food truck owner exponentially more in unwanted repair costs and lost revenues; Both of which are extremely detrimental to ANY business.

Being that Prestige focuses on high quality materials, equipment, trucks and skilled labor, our fully customized food trucks typically start at around $70,000 – $80,000. However, the most common price our clients pay is roughly $80,000 – $130,000. Trucks can go upwards of $250,000 based on numerous customization options; some of which are listed above.

Prestige Food Trucks is a top of the line custom food truck builder. Any unique and/or amazing idea you can possibly think of, we can likely make happen.

We recommend having $15,000 – $30,000 in operating capital to help cover some initial costs that include but are not limited to licenses, commissary fees, inventory and basic odds and ends for your business.

If you would like to receive a Free quote on your future Food Truck,

Call Prestige Food Trucks!


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Prestige Food Trucks is the world’s leading custom food truck & trailer builder / manufacturer. Although specializing in customizing Food Trucks and Mobile Businesses, Prestige also plays a major role within the Food Truck community by assisting with obstacles such as obtaining permits, licenses, inspections, branding, etc. There are an abundance of questions that can arise when deciding to make that entrepreneurship decision to start your own Food Truck business and Prestige Food Trucks is here to help!

By: Brianna Riley – Media Relations Manager
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