If you are in the market for a food truck, then you are going to love what we have in store for you today.
Not only are we going to show off 10 incredible mobile kitchens that were built by Prestige Food Trucks but we are going to unleash some advice for new food truck owners as well.
So, sit back and enjoy the ride in the form of amazing-looking food trucks and all-star advice!
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You have seen what Prestige Food Trucks is capable of when it comes to building otherworldly food trucks, and we really hope you choose to go with us.
Now, it’s time for some advice for new owners of food trucks, which will come in the form of articles that were previously published right here at Prestige.
Good luck, future, new and current mobile kitchen owners!
First-time food truck owners are likely worried about many different things when trying to step foot in the food truck industry. It’s only natural. As a result, some key ingredients tend to go under the radar.
First and foremost, many mobile kitchen owners are worried about getting a good deal on a food truck, as they should be. They are also likely thinking about their recipes, menus, business plans, where they will actually set up shop (the location) and permits and regulations. Those are all very, very important when it comes to making it in the lunch truck industry. You can’t run your business without a truck and the food, and a food truck business owner would be lost without a business plan.
However, while new food truck owners are worrying about those crucial ingredients, some things tend to go under the radar. We are here to point those things out, and to tell you to make them a priority (or at least add them to your priority list) when it comes to your food truck business.”
If you haven’t entered the food truck industry yet but are on the verge of starting that journey, then it’s important to keep one thing in mind: As a food truck owner, you will be working harder than you have ever worked before, so you have to keep the mind, body and soul right.
In the spirit of that thinking, we are about to unleash five daily habits that will keep new food truck owners sane.
While, yes, owning a mobile kitchen is a dream come true, it is going to be a lot of work. If you aren’t used to working double-digit hours on a daily basis, then you are in store for quite the treat. Not only that, but even when you aren’t at your mobile catering truck, you are going to be doing some form of work, whether it is social media, making additions to your menu, coming up with new recipes or whatever it might be.”
If you thought you were just going to buy a food truck and cook food all day, then, well, you are terribly mistaken. Yes, that is going to be your main job — there’s no doubt about it — but you will have so many other duties on top of that when you finally break into the food truck industry.
For example, you are going to have to train — and manage — your employees. You will also have to set up catering gigs, and negotiate deals with prospective clients as a result. You will also have to run a business, because you are, in fact, running a business. Operating a kitchen might be the most important ingredient, if you will, but mobile kitchen owners have an endless amount of tasks and duties.
On top of everything else that a food truck owner has to juggle in the kitchen and at the food truck business in general, said food truck owner will also have to market, and that is where social media comes into play.
Are you new to social media? Do you consider yourself a guru in that department? No matter what the case, you are either going to have to become an expert in this area, or hire someone who is an expert.”
There are an overwhelming amount of challenges food truck owners have to overcome in the mobile kitchen industry.
Heck, before someone can even become a food truck owner, said someone has to create a business plan from scratch, come up with the funds to buy a truck and all of the equipment (if you go the high-end route, which we definitely recommend, then your truck could start at $70,000), figure out what the kitchen all needs, learn how to market, learn how to be a business owner and the list could go on and on. Of course, you will learn some of these things on the job, if you will.
So many people join this industry in hopes of making their dreams come true, and becoming a chef in the process, but so many people also fail as food truck business owners because they are not prepared for everything the mobile kitchen industry has to offer.”
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