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Food Trucks for Sale – should you buy new or Used?

food trucks for sale

Purchasing a used food truck is often the most affordable way for many new business owners to break out into the industry. However, if you are thinking of purchasing the cheapest food truck for sale available, then you may want to think things over. Think of the old saying “you get what you pay for”. If you are looking to invest in your business, then you need to invest in your business.

The truth of the matter is- many people think that the food truck industry is an easy and affordable way to start up a business, but only part of that is true. Yes, it is far less expensive than opening a restaurant or leasing a space, however there are other expenses associated with starting a mobile vending business.

For those new to the industry, we have taken the time to point out a few things that you need to consider before purchasing the cheapest version of food truck for sale.

List of Expenses

  • Purchase of Food Truck
  • Wrap and Graphics
  • Permits and Local Licenses
  • Website and Marketing
  • Register and POS Equipment
  • Uniforms, Screenprinting
  • Paper Products (cups, napkins, utensils)
  • Cookware (pots, pans, racks)
  • Fire Extinguisher and First Aid
  • Commissary
  • Phone/Internet/WiFi Access
  • Labor Costs
  • Food | Beverage | Merchandise (stock)
  • Fuel
  • Parking Permits
  • Repairs and Improvements


Considering the list of things that you would now be responsible for, does it still make sense to buy cheap? Sometimes purchasing something and making your own improvements and is the best way to go, but consider some of the options and accessories that you may need. When you sit down and price out the costs to add accessories to an existing truck versus starting with a newer version, you will have your answer. Taking a leap of faith into this type of business requires thought, organization and preparation, however it can be the most rewarding job of your life.

Here at AllaCart manufacturing, we specialize in custom fabrication and improvements necessary to run an efficient mobile vending business.  We are not a fly by night business, this is our job- our life- our commitment to the industry since 1972. Regardless of what you have or still need, we have the ability to enhance the features of your truck to make it work for you.

As a one stop shop, our options and custom features include (but not limited to):

-Electrical Wiring

-Generator Systems

-Refrigeration and Freezers

-Cold Storage Compartments

-Cooking Accessories (Grills, Stoves & Heating Devices)

-Towing Accessories (Trailers) and Mobile Capabilities

-Dispensers and Point of Sale Equipment

-Roof Options, Overhangs and Enclosures

-Complete Exterior and Graphics


Regardless of your level of experience, we are here to help you with anything we can. Do not be fooled by the standard food trucks for sale advertisement, as we know it takes much more than that to successfully establish a thriving business.  We are here to help you from beginning to end and can fabricate as little or as much as your budget will allow. Please contact us for a free quote and we will be happy to respond to you as soon as possible.

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How Americans are redefining fast food

When we fail to prepare a meal, the days of hitting the drive-through are diminishing as many are walking up to a Food –Beverage Truck window. Mobile vending is taking over the modern day convenience store, one day at a time. However, what is interesting is not the fact that many of us long for a delicious morsel or drink from one of these vendors, but what Americans are buying from them.

Here are some of the most popular food-beverage truck items we are seeing trending all across the US (in no particular order).

food beverage truck

Food Trucks:
• -Short Rib Taco
• -Sirloin topped with egg
• -Deli sandwiches
• -Fried combinations on rolls
• -Soy BLT
• -Lobster rolls
• -Gourmet hotdogs
• -Specialty grilled cheese
• -Gumbo
• -Egg rolls




Beverage Vendors:
• -Specialty coffees
• -Smoothies
• -Healthy vegetable blends
• -Designer Frappe’s
• -Vitamin infused drinks
• -Energy beverages



As you can clearly see, the days of ordering a burger with a large fry is quickly becoming a distant memory. As technology advances and many Americans take inventory of their health- these two things collide and meet at the food-beverage truck. In addition, ethnic blends are moving outside of the major cities and greeting suburbia. These hybrid meals offer a sampling of tastes from all over the country with minimal cost and commitment.

If you have not taken the time to sample a specialty food or beverage from a mobile vendor, you must make it your goal to do so. However, if you have the mind of an entrepreneur and have the dedication and drive that it takes to start your own business with food carts or trucks, we want to hear from you!

AllaCart manufacturing is an American company that has been in the business since the early 70’s. We strive to earn your business by delivering you only the highest quality mobile vending solutions while maintaining cost effectiveness for the customer. As a specialty company, we manufacture some of the best designs in:


  • Vending Carts
  •  Trikes (for beverage-food-merchandise)
  • Mobile Trucks
  • Custom Kiosks for Sale
  • Portable Drilling Houses
  • Custom Vending Kiosks
  • Driller Cabins
  • Food Beverage Trailers
  • Food Beverage Cart
  • Beverage Carts
  • Food Trucks for Sale

Can you see your name or product on this truck? Click HERE  to get a free quote!