Tips For Opening A Successful Mobile Food Truck


There are many successful mobile food trucks. After all, it is a great business idea — you bring delicious food to people in multiple locations, and you can drive wherever they happen to be. However, if you want to open your own successful mobile food truck, there are a few tips you'll want to follow along the way.

Check health department requirements before building out your truck.

Local and state health departments generally have requirements for food truck layouts. For instance, in some counties, you may be required to have a 3-bay sink with space to wash, rinse, and sanitize dishes. You may be required to have all of the shelves painted or covered in smooth plastic, or to have a fridge of a certain size. You don't want to have your food truck built out and then learn it doesn't comply with local codes. So, reach out to your local and state health departments for a list of guidelines before you start designing your truck.

Research what other trucks are offering.

Check out what other mobile food trucks are offering. Maybe there are already three trucks in your area serving burgers and two serving tacos. Perhaps there are a few that serve ice cream. You will generally want to avoid serving the same types of foods as other trucks in the area. Instead, design a menu with at least a couple of items that customers cannot get anywhere else. This way, you'll be the only truck at festivals and food truck rallies serving those dishes, which will bring you more customers.

Determine whether you need a permanent kitchen.

Some foods can be prepped and cooked entirely in a mobile truck. For example, you can easily make hot dogs and burgers in a food truck. Other foods are better prepared in a larger, permanent kitchen and then finished and served on the truck. For instance, if you're serving barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, you'll likely want to roast or barbecue the pork somewhere else, then load it in the truck. Most mobile food truck businesses rent kitchen space from other restaurants in the area. So, look into your options as you start planning.

The tips above will help you plan and prepare as you open a mobile food truck—such as with Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions. This can be a really fun type of business to run, so take your time, enjoy the process, and be prepared to learn as you go.


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