So, you thought that maybe owning a food truck would be a great way to make some fast cash while not slaving for the MAN ( or the WOMAN) or cooking for someone else’s dream restaurant.
Yes, it is great, and fun and interesting, but, first, it is A LOT of work.
I have a saying: How do you spell DREAM? W O R K. Why?…
‘Because Food Trucks take a whole lot of time, energy, resources, supplies, insurances, permits, registrations, health and fire inspections, etc. , etc.
Not to say it may not be worth it, IT CAN BE. You just have to be able to park yourself at one or multiple locations with TONS of people in the area.
My bottom line ratio is 100 to 5. At the early stages of setting up a food truck at any given BUSY spot, AND If there are one hundred people in that given area, at meal times, roughly 5 will get something from the truck until later when the popularity grows.
Oh, and we must not forget Mr. Murphy and Mother Nature. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong; and rain and snow and cold temps make for a tough road to hoe when serving gourmet fast food to the public. They need a warm, dry spot to eat, besides their car.
I must digress. Often we want to buy or we actually DO buy a truck or a vehicle that can be turned into a food truck. THEN we have to renovate it, usually, and set it up the way we want it, and to satisfy the requirements of the health and safety codes. This takes capital and time and patience.
Even the smallest detail associated with renovating or building a decent food truck requires focused planning and execution. And money. Did I say money? Ok, so now that I have turned a dark cloud over this subject…NEXT time i will discuss some really GREAT aspects of owning and running a food truck. UNTIL THEN, happy trails. EVAN E> at the OCD Odessa NY. www.odessacoffee.com