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If you’ve ever wondered how to start a food truck business, you’ve come to the right place!
At FoodTruckr, our goal is to help every food truck owner—from the seasoned veterans to the aspiring dreamers like you—take his or her business to the next level. We do that by providing the #1 resource of food truck business know-how. That’s why we’re so stoked to bring you an unprecedented level of in-depth information in the “How to Start a Food Truck” series—a comprehensive, chronological, and crazy-awesome guide to starting your very own food truck business.
In this series, we’re going to take you all the way from the very first seeds of your dream to opening day. The topics are broken up into categories below so that you can start at the place that best corresponds to your own entrepreneurial journey.
So—are you ready to learn how to start a food truck and make your dream a reality? Then sit down, relax, and get ready to dig in!
Unit 1—Preparing to Open a Food Truck
You dream about opening a food truck, but you haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about the logistics yet. What should you sell? Is it better to have a food truck or a restaurant? How big should your menu be?
This unit will guide you through the process of getting started and help you figure out whether or not a food truck is right for you.
Lesson 01: Should You Go Mobile or Brick and Mortar?
Lesson 02: Decide What You’ll Sell
Lesson 03: Source High-Quality Ingredients
Lesson 04: Test Your Recipes
Unit 2—Researching the Viability of Your Food Truck Dream
You’ve spent some time thinking about your food truck and you know this is what you want. Congratulations! Now, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty work of figuring out what it will take to get a truck on the road.
In this unit, we’ll cover the four key factors that determine how viable a truck is in your city: local laws and licensing requirements, parking opportunities, commissaries, and health code standards.
Lesson 05: Look Into Local Laws
Lesson 06: Find Prime Parking
Lesson 07: Learn About Commissaries
Lesson 08: Investigate Health Code Laws
Unit 3—Planning for Success in Your Food Truck Business
Now that you’ve figured out whether or not a food truck is a viable option in your city, you’re ready to start making some real decisions about the business side of your food truck.