Custom truck designers
For entrepreneurs interested in getting into the food truck business, buying the vehicle for your endeavors is a big decision.
There are several food truck manufacturers at your disposal, but of course you’ll want to make sure you purchase a food truck from builders you can trust.
There are a number of factors to consider when ordering a food truck:
- New or Used. Food trucks can be purchased brand spankin’ new or used from a prior food truck business that wasn’t so lucky. Buying used vehicles always comes with some risk, and with the complexities of a food truck being part kitchen part automobile, you’ll want to be extra cautious when going the used route.
Most food truckers end up buying a new food truck, since this allows you to customize your food truck for the type of food you plan on serving. A newer truck also helps guarantee against costly repairs down the line.
- Wrap and Design. Some food truck manufacturers include the cost of truck vehicle design and vinyl food truck wrap into the final cost, while others do not.
Remember that a quality food truck wrap (which we really consider a necessity for marketing and branding purposes) can easily cost you $5, 000, so having it included in the cost of your truck manufacturing can save a bundle.
- Warrantees. Some food truck manufacturers offer warrantees, which can serve as extra reassurance when purchasing your truck.
Top 3 Food Truck Manufacturers
While there are many reputable food truck manufacturers you can source for your food truck build, from our research we’ve found these companies to be some of the most trustworthy.
Food truckers have had good experience working with these companies in the past, so we’re happy to recommend them to you!
1. Prestige Food Trucks
Prestige Food Trucks is a trusted food truck manufacturer that has been in business since 2001. They manufacture their trucks in Indiana and have offices in Pennsylvania and Florida. They ship food trucks all across the country (and world)!
Prestige provides top-of-the-line manufacturing quality and trusted brand equipment while still staying competitive on pricing, with trucks starting in the $70k range.
Prestige is also well known for their impressive customer support. Food truck clients are connected with a dedicated support representative who helps with any and all questions regarding regulations, certification, and anything else you might need to know about the food truck building process.
This manufacturer is also certified to build in all 50 states and promises to work with clients to ensure that their truck passes local health and fire codes associated with their region.
Customers love the high-quality builds of the food trucks and say that the customer service with Prestige is fantastic. They are one of the few food truck manufacturers with a collection of 5 star reviews across Yelp and Google. Here’s what one customer has to say:
My food truck purchase was beyond exceptional. Jeremy and his entire staff are absolutely amazing at what they do. Their quick responses to my questions, their intelligence in the industry, and the quality of the final product is outstanding.
Custom Concessions is a food truck manufacturing company based out of Pennsylvania, USA. They build trucks out of a gorgeous new 30, 000 square foot manufacturing facility with state of the art facilities, providing superior quality.
Custom Concessions also provides some great warrantees, including:
- 3-year warranty on refrigeration
- 1-year warranty on cooking equipment
- 2-year warranty on generator
- 1-year warranty on fabrication
One of the most impressive aspects of Custom Concessions is their client list, ranging from Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to Dunkin’ Donuts and Johnny Rockets.
With Custom Concessions, concession trailers start at approximately $29k, and food trucks starting at $75k.
M&R Trailers is another food truck manufacturing company with a strong record of success. Again, while based out of Florida, M&R Trailers works with a variety of businesses across the country.
M&R Trailers has 15 years in the trailer and vehicle business, although they didn’t start focusing full time on food trucks until 2010.
They have tons of great information on their website to help you prepare and think about what elements to consider when buying a food truck. They are especially known for their BBQ smokers!
With M&R Trailers, vehicles cost an average of $36, 000, although prices can vary greatly depending on custom needs and if you’re looking for a trailer vs. a truck.