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Tips on Starting a Food Truck Business: Vending Pizza

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Pizza Food Trucks- Tips and Advice

Pizza FUNFACTS:

-93% of people reported that they have eaten pizza within the last 30 days
-The average pizzeria uses 55 pizza boxes in a single day
-100 acres of pizza is consumed in a single day
-In the United States, an average of 350 slices are eaten a second
-The average consumption by Americans is 46 slices per person/per year
-Pizza ranks #1 for toddlers through age 11 as top food choice

There are many different available vending businesses to choose from for those interested in this industry. For some this is a lifelong dream to start out on their own and for others, this could be the retirement phase of life .The bottom line is that you are drawn to this type of service and want to learn more.

This article discusses those interested in one of the largest take-out businesses in the United States: pizza. It is estimated that approximately 10% of the total food sales in the US are pizza sales and although restaurants are in every town, very few have convenient mobile vending trucks or carts.

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Should You Start a Pizza Truck Business?

Step One: Self Evaluation
Look at your current financial situation and determine whether or not you can afford to start a new business. It takes approximately one year to establish and root a new company. Evaluating your financial records will help you to establish a budget to get started.

Step Two: Shop for Food Carts and Trucks
Identify the pizza truck that you would feel financially and physically comfortable in. Designing one from scratch or modifying an existing truck may be more affordable than you thought. If locating a food truck for sale is outside of your budget, consider a custom vending cart.

Step Three: Identify Township and State Regulations
Establish what town you plan on selling your pizza out of. Contact local and state authorities to find out what kind of restrictions, regulations and paperwork is associated with it. In some cases paperwork can take time to file and get approved, so this is a step that should not be skipped.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What kind of equipment do I need?
Discuss your plan with a qualified and reputable mobile vending manufacturer to establish a list of what you may need. Many of these trucks come with standard heating elements, counter sales, display features and hot and cold storage, but you want to be sure you have everything that you need before getting started. Do not skimp on features such as pantry space, electrical sources, and generator back up, as these are a large part of the business. Depending on the climate, discuss the environmental needs in your sales territory. For example if you live in a predominantly hot state, you may require additional shade and ventilation for your customers and employees.

Where can you buy a food truck equipped to sell pizza?
Selecting a mobile vending vehicle that is the right fit for you is essential. Referring back to the first step mentioned above, your established budget is large factor in determining what you can afford to buy. To discuss your need and wants with a qualified manufacturer, click on this link. You have the ability to specify exactly what it is you need and in return get a quote for what it will cost- with a simple push of the button.

Who can do graphics on the pizza truck?
In many cases, you can get the entire food truck equipped with graphic designs from a company that specializes in this type of industry. It is generally more affordable to get everything that you need all in the same place at the same time. Take time to break down the costs individually and then together in order to assess the most affordable option. Keep in mind that your business name and information on the trucks is considered free future advertising. Bold graphics and vinyl wraps are literally giant billboards seen by thousands a day.

What is a food commissary and do I need it to sell pizza?
A food commissary is licensed food establishment that provides services to a MFDV (mobile food dispensing vehicle). This commissary provides services such as the appropriate disposable of waste, storage of food and supplies, obtaining potable water sources and cooking preparations necessary for sale. The intent of this commissary is to provide support to operators in order to deliver food in a safe and sanitary manner.

How do I get a food commissary?
For more information on this topic, click on this contact 1-800-695-2278 and ask about details related to food commissary.

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