The trend has taken off, but mobile food trucks are more complicated than many new owners first realize. Brooklyn, NY-based Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions has the premier experts in food cart businesses and design. Established in 1979, Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions taps into its years of experience to explain the pros and cons of owning a mobile food truck.
Pros Of Owning A Mobile Food Truck
First off—the pros! The startup costs are relatively low—especially in comparison to the amount of money needed to start a traditional restaurant. Overhead costs also tend to be low, making a mobile food truck a great first-time venture for a foodie looking to enter the restaurant business. The work itself is dynamic, challenging and—if you love creating food—fulfilling. If you already work in catering, a food truck or cart can also be a great add-on to your existing business.
Cons Of Owning A Food Truck
All that said, there are some drawbacks to owning and operating mobile food trucks. If you need financing to get your business rolling, be prepared to face skepticism from banks, many of whom view food trucks as a fad. Additionally, you need to know the health, safety, and licensing regulations regarding mobile food businesses in your state. There are other technical aspects like food truck design and mobile kitchen products that you'll need to become familiar with—in this regard, it may be helpful to enlist help from seasoned experts, like the staff at Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions. Finally, be prepared for the fact that this business is impacted by weather; if you are in a colder climate, business will be seasonal since customers will want to stay inside.
Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions' services include food truck designs, inspections, and repairs. While Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions is based in Brooklyn, it offers its business-to-business services well beyond the New York area. From Pennsylvania to North Carolina, these mobile food truck experts are happy to help you jumpstart your business. Call (800) 253-4815 or visit the website to find out more about their custom food truck services.