Williamsburg, New York
78 Gerry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(800) 253-4815

5 Tips for Staying Cool in Your Mobile Food Truck This Summer July 19, 2018

Williamsburg, Brooklyn
5 Tips for Staying Cool in Your Mobile Food Truck This Summer, Brooklyn, New York

Summer is an exciting time to own a mobile food truck. But with heat coming on, the temperatures in your rolling establishment will soar. This isn’t just a matter of comfort; it’s a health issue. With temperatures reaching 120° F in your truck, you and other workers may be at risk for heat stroke and dehydration. Below, Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions in Brooklyn, NY, shares some tips for staying cool on the hottest days.

How to Run Your Mobile Food Truck in the Summer Heat

1. Take Advantage of the Shade

When the sun is beating down on your mobile food truck, it will absorb that heat and turn the interior into an oven. Park in a shady spot to cut that added heat and cool your vehicle. You should also consider installing an awning. In addition to keeping your customers comfortable as they order, it will keep unneeded sunlight from reflecting off the pavement and into the vehicle.

2. Turn Off Unused Appliances

In your truck, you probably have to keep the stove and refrigerator running, but there might be other appliances you can afford to shut down. Power down lights, electronics, and any other unnecessary heat-producing appliances.

3. Open the Windows

Mobile Food TruckDepending on your food truck design, you might be able to open your truck’s windows on either side for a cool cross-breeze. Also, consider setting up some solar powered fans on days when there’s not much breeze to be had.

4. Keep Yourself Cool

This may be a given, but it’s important to dress cool when working in a hot food truck. Go with light, breathable fabrics and ditch the unneeded accessories. And to lower your body temperature on those sweltering days, soak a towel in cold water and wrap it around your neck.

5. Stay Hydrated

Keep a supply of water bottles close by to stay hydrated. You might not even notice how much body moisture you’re losing, so drinking plenty of water might require conscious discipline.

If you don’t yet have the mobile food truck of your dreams, Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions can help you achieve your goals. They create custom food trucks with all the necessary appliances in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, New Jersey, Maryland, and North Carolina. This family-owned company also offers custom kitchen designs for restaurants. Call (800) 253-4815 or visit their website to view their portfolio.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions
The Do's & Don't of Running a Food Truck, Brooklyn, New York
Food trucks can now be found on streets in cities all across the U.S. On the surface, running mobile food trucks seems simple. However, operating a food truck requires strategic plan...read more
3 Tips to Avoid Mobile Food Truck Health Violations, Brooklyn, New York
If you’re preparing to start a mobile food truck business, there are a few rules you need to follow for success. Specifically, being aware of health code requirements and how not to ...read more
2019 Is the Final Year for the Vendy Awards!, Brooklyn, New York
September 21, 2019 12:30PM - September 21, 2019 5:30PM
There are countless reasons to love street food; it’s affordable, authentic, and can be taken on the go, whether enjoyed inside or outside. Since 2005, New York has hosted an annual ...read more
Add to Calendar
3 Mobile Food Truck Regulations in NYC You Should Know About, Brooklyn, New York
A mobile food truck can become a thriving business in a city like New York, and it's often less expensive to start than a brick-and-mortar operation is. However, it’s important ...read more
How Can I Make a Food Truck Profitable?, Brooklyn, New York
Running a mobile food truck is very different from a brick and mortar restaurant. If you’re planning on entering the industry, you may be asking if you can truly make a return on you...read more