You’ve seen the reality shows on TV dealing food trucks, or maybe you saw a food truck outside of your work. If you it has brain running now with ideas, you may want to start a food truck business and that is great, because you will find that they aren’t all that hard to start!
If you’re unfamiliar with the food truck business, it’s basically a truck that has everything you need in it to create a “restaurant” on wheels. You will take this truck to bigger corporations on their lunch break and they will purchase from you. It’s really as easy as that and you can make a lot of money!
You’re going to need a food truck
Whether you purchase a food truck used online, or in person, you’re going to find that you will want to save up thousands of dollars to purchase one. The good thing about this is that it’s going to be your biggest expense. If you need a business loan, consult with your local bank to see what kind of deal that they can give you.
A great place to search for a used, or even a new food truck is right on auction sites such as eBay or you can even try Craigslist.
You will probably need inventory
Since you will more than likely purchase a bare bones truck, you will probably have to set aside a budget for a stove, a refrigerator, as well as sinks, and more. You also won’t want to forget about your smaller items such as knife sets and more. Overall, it’s a good idea to save up $25,000, if you want to pay out of your pocket.
Be sure to follow the laws
Once you have your truck running, you’re going to want to follow your local city’s ordinances. Every city is different when it comes to acquiring a mobile food license. The best thing to do is consult with your local business county office, to see what you need. You may also have to get routine inspections by the health department as well.
The cool thing about a business like this is that you can get up and move. Once you find a destination that works, you can keep coming back. If you purchase a building, you can’t do that. This is why turns a lot of business owners on.
Obviously, there’s a lot more to it than just this. Amazon has a great selection of books here that you can consider when you want to get even more tips on recipes and more.