We are always trying to achieve the feat that is giving aspiring (and current) food truck owners useful information, and we love to do that in the form of articles.
With that in mind, today we will be looking at every Prestige Food Trucks article from February 2017. After all, we are currently in the middle of February 2018. We know the articles from last year can still do aspiring mobile kitchen owners wonders.
How do we plan on showing these articles off? Simple. We are going to drop one preview for each article as well as the links.
Check them out below. We hope you are in the process of (or already have) making your food truck dream come true.
Everything Published At Prestige Food Trucks From February 2017
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This is your business, and if you are really serious about it, you should be willing to drop $70,000. Keep in mind, a food truck is typically less money than a sit-down restaurant. That is not only the case for the initial buy, but in the long run as well (food trucks have relatively cheap overhead costs). Not only should your business look nice and professional, but it should have the feeling of home, if you will. In other words, you should be happy to go to your lunch truck. You shouldn’t be disappointed every time you look at it.”
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.”
Before entering the food truck industry, your No. 1 hobby was likely cooking food. If that is still your No. 1 hobby, then that is completely fine. You did join this industry to follow your dreams, to be happy at your job each and every day. However, you are in this for the long run, so finding another hobby, although you might never have as much passion for it as you do for being a chef, is a must.
This hobby could be as simple as, well, going to the gym, reading or playing a sport. It could even be journaling your food truck journey, or starting that novel you have always wanted to write. The choice is yours, but finding a hobby away from work is yet another way to keep the mind and soul refreshed.”
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.”
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 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? Are they trying to trick you into buying something? Is the company 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.”
We hope these articles can be beneficial to your food truck journey this year, and we really hope to see you operating your own food truck business in the near future!
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