Food Trucks For Sale Buying Guide


Written on February 28, 2017

Food Trucks For Sale Buying Guide

The food truck buying process can seem like a stressful experience. The intimidating first impression that most people have stems mostly from a lack of research and understanding. Our food trucks for sale buying guide is the one-stop shop for everything you need to know during the buying process. Our goal is to ensure that our readers understand what is critical at each point in the process so that their experience is as smooth and personal as possible. We’ve even included some of our favorite new food trucks in stock for purchase today. These can be customized to the buyer’s specs if wanted.

Prestige Used Food Truck Picks

If you are looking for a quality truck that fits all of your wants and needs, then you need to go with Prestige Food Trucks. And remember, not only do we have customizable trucks but we also have used food trucks for sale.

Any truck that has left our warehouse is backed by us as a premium mobile food truck vehicle. That being said, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite trucks to come to life in our factory, ones that are looking for a home. This list gets updated frequently. If it’s listed here, it’s available for purchase today!

Make sure to read through the rest of the guide for expert tips on the process and which features are right for you.

2009 Gasoline 18ft Food Truck – $89,500

This mobile kitchen is perfect for any person who is trying to join the food truck industry. One might be wondering what this food truck has to offer. Let the featured points below be your guide:

Specification:

  • Year: 2009 – 80,000 Original Miles
  • Make: Workhorse
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: N
  • Price: $89,500

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 2 – American Range 40/50LB Deep Fryers
  • American Range 6 Burner Stove W/ Oven
  • American Range 36” Flat Top Griddle
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • Upright True T19F Freezer
  • True 48” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • Onan Commercial Generator

It’s important to note that the price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping. Nonetheless, it comes at a great price, it brings a lot to the table when it comes to kitchen equipment and it is perfect for prospective owners who are looking for food trucks for sale.

2017 Ford Gasoline 22ft Food Truck – $165,000

If you are looking for the food truck to end all food trucks, then look no further than this 2017 Ford gasoline truck. It has everything a mobile catering owner could ask for — and more. Check out the specifications and features below to get a better idea of that.

Specification:

  • Year: 2017
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: N
  • Price: $165,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 2017 22ft Ford Step Van
  • Stainless Steel Walls and Ceilings
  • 3 AC Units
  • Vulcan Convection Oven
  • American Range 24″ Flat Top
  • American Range 24″ Char Grill
  • American Range 4 Burner Stove W/ Oven
  • 2 American Range Deep Fryers
  • 1000 Watt Commercial Microwave
  • True 36″ Sandwich Prep Table Fridge
  • True T-19 Upright Refrigerator
  • True T-19F Upright Freezer
  • True 48″ Chef Base
  • 15KW Water-Cooled Commercial Generator

Note: Price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping.

2011 Ford Gasoline 18ft Food Truck – $109,000

The pictures of this food truck say it all: This mobile kitchen is perfect for anyone who is trying to start, or expand, a food truck business. Now is the perfect time to join the food truck industry, and if you have been searching all over the place for mobile food trucks for sale, this mobile kitchen could end that hunt. The specifications and features will blow you away, future food truck owners.

Specification:

  • Year: 2011
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: N
  • Price: $109,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 2 – American Range 40/50LB Deep Fryers
  • American Range 36” Flat top Griddle
  • 2 Burner Stove With 24” Flat Top With Oven Unit
  • 2 Well Steam Table
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • Upright True T19F Freezer
  • True 27” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • Cummins Onan Commercial Generator

Important: Price does not include vinyl wrap or sales tax/shipping.

2007 Ford Gasoline 18ft Pizza Food Truck – $89,000

If owning and operating a pizza food truck is your dream job, then you are in store for quite the treat, and your dream could be right around the corner. For only $89,000, you could be serving up pizzas in the food truck industry in no time. Consider your search of food trucks for sale over, because this 2007 Ford has your name written all over it. It’s time to flip some pizzas, and make some serious dough in the process.

To see everything this pizza truck has to offer, make sure to check out the specifications and features below.

Specification:

  • Year: 2007
  • Make: FORD
  • Model: STEPVAN
  • Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
  • Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
  • New/Used: N
  • Price: $89,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • Garland Double Deck Pizza Oven
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • Upright True T19F Freezer
  • True 48” Pizza Prep Fridge
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • Price does not include Vinyl Wrap or Sales Tax/Shipping

Food Trucks For Sale Buying Guide

2005 Ford Gasoline 18ft Food Truck – $86,000

Deep fryer? Check. Sandwich prep fridge unit? Check. This 2005 Ford offers both of those things — and so much more. It is perfect for anyone who wants to join the mobile kitchen industry, and it also could end your search of food trucks for sale. The best part? It has flawless written all over it. Don’t believe us? Just check out the pictures of this bad boy here.

You can also see the specifications and special features below.

Specification:

Year: 2005
Make: FORD
Model: STEPVAN
Class: CLASS 5 (GVW 16001 – 19500)
Category: Catering Truck – Food Truck, Food Truck, Stepvan
New/Used: U
Price: $86,000

This Food Truck Includes:

  • 2 – Royal 24” Flat Top Griddle
  • 2 – Royal 40/50LB Deep fryer
  • Avantco Bread Toaster
  • 3 Compartment Sink & Hand Wash Sink
  • Upright True T19 Refrigerator
  • Upright True T19F Freezer
  • True 36” Sandwich Prep Fridge Unit
  • 2 AC Units
  • Power Tech Commercial Gasoline Generator
  • Price does not include Vinyl Wrap or Sales Tax/Shipping

New Food Trucks For Sale: What To look For?

Prestige has been manufacturing trucks for years. When it comes to buying a new truck, we know what to look for. Make sure everything on your wish list has been addressed before deciding on a vehicle for you. After all, this is going to be your business, and it should feature everything you need to operate said business smoothly. If you are not quite sure what you should be looking for, or what your dream food truck all needs, then we have you covered in that department as well.

Here is a list of some things we recommend you looking into:

Quality Of Materials

When it comes to your food truck business, quality should be a top priority, and that is exactly why your search for mobile food trucks for sale might take some time — well, until you find Prestige Food Trucks, that is.

Above all else, we specialize in quality, and we can promise you that the materials of your food truck are going to be top-notch. Therefore, while looking for cheap food trucks for sale might sound like a good thing to do, it could also lead to a cheap mobile kitchen, one that breaks down on a routine basis.

Quality Of Appliances

Just like quality of materials, the quality of your food truck appliances should be otherworldly. After all, what would happen if your food truck equipment broke down? Simple. You would be out of commission until you fixed the problem. Not only could this cost you money to fix the equipment but it could also cost you in sales. Not to mention, if your truck is constantly breaking down, whether it be the actual truck or the appliances, it could hurt your business’ reputation as well.

Customer Service

Customer service should always play a major role, and you should know that as a prospective food truck owner. If you have bad customer service at your mobile kitchen, then you will struggle to retain customers, and your business will take a hit.

When it comes to customer service during your journey of buying a food truck, you want to make sure you are dealing with a reliable company — like Prestige Food Trucks — one that specializes in customer service. Is a company just trying to sell you a cheap truck, or is it trying to sell you a truck that fits all of your needs? Is a company trying to trick you into buying something? Is it giving you the time of day? Is it always willing to talk to you when it comes to building the perfect mobile kitchen? Customer service is a big deal, and it is something you should watch out for when it comes to searching for food trucks for sale.

Warranty

If you buy a food truck that doesn’t come with warranties in some fashion, then you are asking for trouble. You wouldn’t buy a used car without a warranty, would you? Entering the food truck industry is a risk in itself, and you don’t want to make it even more of a risk by purchasing a mobile catering truck that doesn’t have any warranties attached to it. Warranties help to protect your investment, which is a food truck and all of the equipment that goes along with it. No warranty should be a cause for concern.

Used Food Trucks For Sale On Craigslist

If you are looking for used food trucks for sale on Craigslist, we strongly recommend you end that search immediately. While, yes, there might be some reliable sellers on Craigslist, this is your food truck business we are talking about. This is a very expensive investment. It is your future.

Not only could some Craigslist deals be a scam (just search Google to see all of the scams Craigslist has brought to the table over the years), but a food truck could be of poor quality on Craigslist, and it might not come with any warranties.

If you want a quality food truck, one that comes with warranties and also doesn’t have the word “scam” written all over it, then you should be searching for a mobile kitchen at a place like Prestige, not a place like Craigslist. With Craigslist, you never know what you are going to get, and you surely don’t know if you can trust the seller or not.

Used Food Trucks For Sale On eBay

If you are searching for an eBay truck (aka a food truck for sale on eBay), then you might want to reconsider.

Here’s the deal: With a company like Prestige Food Trucks, you can customize your mobile kitchen to fit all of your needs. In every way imaginable, Prestige is a one-stop shop for food truck buying. The same thing cannot be said about eBay — well, at least not in every single case, that is.

Would you buy something for $70,000-plus before seeing it in person? We sure hope not. With eBay, you might not be able to see your food truck in person, and that is a huge red flag, and a very avoidable one. On top of that, shipping could be a hassle. After all, you aren’t simply buying a pair of headphones — you are buying a food truck!

If you buy a food truck on eBay that is not perfect (and it more than likely won’t be), then you are either stuck with said food truck and the way the kitchen is set up, or you are going to have to pay even more money to get it to fit your needs. An eBay truck that you have in mind might not fit the local codes, regulations and requirements, either. If that is the case, then you are wasting a ton of money.

Food Trucks For Sale Buying Guide

Used Food Truck Equipment

When it comes to used food truck equipment, there are a few things you should be looking for: (1) Will the equipment in question fit inside your truck? (2) Is the equipment reliable/does it come with a warranty? (3) Is the kitchen equipment enough? Sure, it might fit in your truck and it might be reliable, but will it get the job done? Will it cook up the food in a timely fashion and in the proper manner?

Buying used food truck equipment might be a risk, but as long as it actually fits inside your truck and comes with some form of warranty, you are cutting down the risk factor dramatically.

Conclusion

Above all else, be smart while you are browsing food trucks for sale. Make sure a certain food truck fits all of your needs. It should have quality written all over it, and the person/company selling it should be just as invested in the building of your truck as you are. That is why Prestige Food Trucks is a top-notch option when it comes to all things related to food trucks.

The most important thing to do when it comes to buying a food truck is your homework, and that is where our food trucks for sale buying guide comes into play. We hope this guide has helped you along your journey.

The next step? Now that you have all of this information down, the next step is actually pulling the trigger, actually buying your food truck and all of the equipment.

If you would like a quote, Prestige has you covered. Follow this link to request a custom quote.

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