It's easy to assume this is like buying a car, but it is completely different. From financing, to design, to ordering, buying a food truck is more like having a custom home built. You cannot walk onto a lot somewhere and choose from 100 available units and take it home. Instead, you'll need to understand your menu, the equipment needed to execute it, efficient work
One of the most common questions for those who are considering getting into this business is if they should start with a food truck or food trailer. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, so this is definitely a subject worth some exploring.
So, you’re ready to open up your own mobile kitchen business. You’ve got the business plan laid out, secured the loans to finance your new project, and now you’re looking for the best trailer to get things off the ground.
How much, exactly, does a new food trailer cost? Let’s dive deep into some of the factors that go into the cost of a new food trailer.
How Much Does a New Food Trailer Cost?
The short answer? It depends. The cost of a food trailer in the United States can vary wildly from state to state for a number of reasons.
Each state has its own set of food service regulations that your food trailer must be compliant with in order for your business to remain viable and up to code. This means that the cost of outfitting a food trailer that meets those standards depends on exactly what regulations you are [...]
Finding a used food trailer for sale is a great way to get started in the food truck business, but is it your best option? Whether you are looking to purchase your first food used truck or expand your fleet, here are a few good places to start your search…
Where to Begin
The process of buying a food truck is time-consuming. Before you get started it’s important to understand the financial obligation you’re getting yourself into. Although purchasing a used food truck for sale is generally cheaper than starting a restaurant, it’s still not cheap. You can expect to spend $60,000 to $250,000 on a fully outfitted truck with the majority of purchases falling within the $70,000 to $130,000 range.
Buying New Vs. Buying Used
There are definite advantages and disadvantages of each option, but it comes down to what your budget is and how much you can afford up front.
There is no shortage of options when it comes to creating a unique food trailer business.
Just take a look at the most popular food trucks and trailers in America, and you’ll find anything from grilled cheese to tacos to macaroni and cheese – and even lobster.
If you have a million-dollar food trailer idea, the first thing you need to do is find a food trailer for sale that’s set up for you to cook your creative cuisine.
3 Kitchen Configurations to Consider When Looking for a Food Trailer for Sale
Finding the proper configuration is important if you want to be successful in your food trailer business. For instance, if you want to make BBQ but your configuration doesn’t include a smoker, things will be difficult.
Here are three kitchen configurations you should consider when searching for a food trailer for sale.
1. Hot Kitchen Configuration
This is probably your most common configuration [...]
Preparing a new concession trailer for business can be a very daunting task. They need many of the same equipment and supplies as full-sized restaurants…in a fraction of the space. Therefore, they require meticulous planning and designing.
There are many factors to consider when outfitting your new food trailer with equipment. Things such as your power source, your hood space and most importantly, your local health regulations. We’ve outlined a few things that you should be thinking about when designing and equipping your new concession trailer.
Food storage equipment will ensure that all of your food is properly stored in compliance with health code regulations. You will need a refrigerator and a freezer to store perishable items that need to be kept cold or frozen prior to preparation.
Before you buy your refrigerator or freezer, check your local health code. Many cities and states have requirements that your appliances must meet. Additionally, you will [...]