Food Trucks for Sale- 5 Tips to Get You Started
You have made the decision to go into the mobile vending business and you have been browsing food trucks for sale…now what?
Congratulations on your first step toward becoming your own boss and exploring the world street vending! We are one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of vending mobiles for sale and know that the process to “get started” can be a tad overwhelming. Here we list some food for thought and offer helpful tips to point you in the right direction.
5 Tips before buying a food truck for sale:
- Establish your niche/specialty
Try not to focus on current food trends or fads, as they typically do not stand the test of time. Instead, offer a medley of choices that all surround your particular specialty food.
- Choose your menu
It’s very tempting to place yourself in the same category as the food trucks for sale, but we discourage you from this. Even if you are purchasing an existing truck, you must establish and develop new recipes and build a solid menu.
- Compose a list of ingredients
Once the menu has been completed, now compose a make shift list of the ingredients that would be needed to prepare those items. Do you have too many? Will they spoil if they are not used in a timely fashion? Take this time to polish your menu selection and add or delete as necessary.
- Establish a cost estimate
Contact a wholesaler that is in the business of distributing the food products that you need and get price quotes. Create an expense sheet and evaluate your menu once again to see if there is any way to cut costs without cutting taste and appeal. Do not choose the cheapest grade foods to save money; simply remove an ingredient or two during the start up phase (only if necessary).
- Shop for the best Food Truck for Sale
Based on your chosen menu, you may now get to select the best food truck for sale that would suit your needs. As you may have already learned, each vending vehicle has a unique layout filled with personalized accessories.
We always recommend that you begin with a custom build because you would have control of the layout and personal branding. However, if the budget does not allow, you may be looking for already established food trucks for sale. In this instance, be sure to make a list of the features that each has and what you would need to add. Adaptation and upgrading an existing truck may cost more than a custom build, so be sure to do a price comparison before making your final decision.
Some of the custom fabrication that can be performed on food trucks for sale are:
- Electrical Upgrades
- Generator System
- Water Supply feeds
- Refrigerators, Freezers and Cold Storage
- Cooking Stations such as Grilling and Warmers
- Vending Dispensing Supplies and Equipment
- Canopy Top and Roof Configuration
- Exterior Branding and Graphic Design
Click here and let us know how we can help you modify or create the truck of your dreams.