Whether you’re a chef or entrepreneur, we want to help make your food truck dreams come true. Likewise, whether you’re a restaurant owner or restaurant franchise owner, we want to help you enter the mobile kitchen industry.
In the spirit of that thinking, and with Summer 2018 here, we’re about to highlight 10 food truck articles.
Note: A preview and link will be provided for each article in question, and we encourage you to check out every one (whether you own a restaurant or are trying to open your first location) as they are jam-packed with information.
Food Truck Articles To Get Summer 2018 Started On The Right Track
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5 Articles For Aspiring Cooks/Chefs/Entrepreneurs
Preview: “7. Passion. If you are not passionate about being a chef and a business owner, then you will fail. You have to have a burning desire to succeed in this industry if you … well, want to succeed. This job is tough, and the hours are long and grueling. However, if you are hungry, if you hustle and if you don’t lose your passion for cooking, then you could end up having a thriving business on your hands.”
Preview: “The No. 1 way you are going to make money is by, of course, serving food on a daily basis (or however many days you plan on staying open). However, if you want to succeed in this industry, then you are likely going to have to find other streams of income (such as catering). Therefore, look for ways to make money in this industry now so you can start incorporating these ideas into your plan on Day 1.”
Preview: “If you want to be a success, then you have to constantly be learning from your mistakes, your successes and from your competition. Not to mention, you won’t become an expert of the food truck industry until … well, you become one, and that process can be shortened if you start learning from other owners before you even step foot in the food truck industry.”
Preview: “If you are trying to acquire funding via financing, then you need to make a business plan. Even if you plan on raising funds through friends and family members, it would still be in your best interest to show them a business plan so they know what they are getting into, and so you can see your plan of attack when it comes to your truck making money so you can pay your investors back.”
Preview: “When it comes to following dreams … most people are doing so in their spare time. There are so many food truck owners out there who had to juggle day jobs and try to make their dreams of becoming food truck owners come true. While they might have had 40 hours of work a week (or more), following their dreams could have added double-digit hours every week on top of that. Plus, it’s hard putting in work for something when you don’t see instant success, but such is the life of following dreams.”
5 Articles For Current Restaurant Owners/Franchise Owners
Preview: “You can gain a lot of feedback at catering gigs and with food trucks since they tend to be more personal since they have fewer employees and are a smaller business from a physical standpoint (it’s just the food truck, not an entire restaurant). This information can help you improve for the next catering job, it can lead to you incorporating new strategies at your restaurants, it can lead to you improving your business and it can lead to you bringing your customer service to the next level.”
Preview: “This is a very important question to ask because a food truck manager is, of course, going to make the day-to-day decisions and run the food truck. Not to mention, a food truck manager tends to have a lot of duties, such as cooking food, taking orders, interacting with the customers, driving the food truck, managing the employees, possibly running the social media accounts, looking for catering jobs and food truck events (although this might happen at a higher level) and the list could go on and on.”
Preview: “The good thing about a food truck business is that you will, more likely than not, have fewer employees than you would have at a sit-down restaurant (bonus: startup and overhead costs tend to be cheaper than a sit-down restaurant on top of everything else). After all, there are only so many people you can fit inside of a food truck. Not to mention, you might only need one person handling the money/taking the orders and one person cooking the food.”
Preview: “Not only that but a large franchise would likely have less work to do when it comes to opening up food truck businesses because food trucks tend to have fewer employees than sit-down restaurants (in some cases, it is just the chef and possibly an employee or two). Plus, you don’t technically have to look for the perfect location since food trucks are mobile and can be in multiple locations as a result, although permits, regulations, rules, laws, etc., do come into play.”
Preview: “Being a recognized company can be a major benefit for a food truck business, for there are so many mobile kitchens sprouting up all across America. Having a brand/audience already set up will save your future food truck business a lot of time and effort, and it could also help lead to instant success, even though the food truck industry is not known as a get-rich-quick scheme.”
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