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5 Types of Equipment to Consider When Designing a Custom Food Truck October 10, 2018

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5 Types of Equipment to Consider When Designing a Custom Food Truck , Brooklyn, New York

Once you’ve decided on a menu for your new mobile restaurant, written out your business plan, and researched all the local laws, it’s time to figure out what type of equipment you’ll need to make your custom food truck completely operational. Certain cooking equipment is a standard necessity for every food truck, while other products will be dependent on the specific menu being offered. Health code regulations may also play a part in determining which components you install. Below are a few types of equipment to consider incorporating into the interior design of your kitchen on wheels. 

5 Equipment Essentials to Include When Building a Custom Food Truck 

1. Refrigeration 

Refrigeration is a must when any kind of food prep is involved. Fortunately, there are several options available for food truck operations. A single glass door refrigerator works great to keep drinks cold, and reach-in units provide a place to store all prepped and pre-prepped food products. Undercounter refrigerators and freezers are good options when you need to save space. 

2. Prep Table

Prep tables come in all sizes to help meet the needs for extra counter space in a food truck. These offer a place to cut and prepare ingredients, as well as put the finishing touches on meals as they’re plated or packaged to go. 

3. Sink 

custom food truckAll commercial kitchens must be designed with an area where dishes and cooking wares can be properly cleaned and employees can wash their hands. A three-compartment sink may be required for this according to local regulations, as this will take care of all your washing, rinsing, and sanitization needs. 

4. Range 

A range is one of the most versatile kitchen products you can add to your custom food truck. Whether you choose a 6-burner stove, 4-burner stove plus oven, single gas wok range, or any one of the other varieties this equipment comes in, your mobile operations will be able to cook virtually anything.

5. Griddle 

Griddles are the workhorses of most commercial kitchens, and they’re a common mainstay on food trucks. Regardless of your menu, they’re the ideal choice for cooking a wide range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods. 


Choosing the right equipment for your custom food truck can be quite challenging as you try to ensure every inch of the small space is designed for maximum efficiency. With the help of Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions of Brooklyn, NY, food truck owners throughout the Northeast, including Boston, Philly, New Jersey, Maryland, and North Carolina, find it much easier to create mobile kitchens that allow food to flow smoothly through the processes of prep and cooking. Offering over 25 years of industry experience, they can assist you in determining which equipment you need to accomplish your individual goals and provide you with quality products you can rely on. Call (800) 253-4815 to speak with a friendly representative or visit them online for more information. 

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