There are few things as satisfying as a delicious, frozen treat on a hot summer’s day. If you want to help spread some of that joy, investing in a custom food truck to start a mobile ice cream business is the way to go. However, before you can open up shop, there are a few tasks you’ll need to take care of.
3 Steps to Follow When Opening an Ice Cream Truck
1. Plan Out Your Menu
The type of ice cream you serve will help set the tone for your business. For example, do you want to offer novelty popsicles or classic soft-serve? Are you looking for straightforward cones, or do you want to get creative with over-the-top, unique sundaes? The menu you put together will also dictate the amount of space and equipment needed.
2. Purchase Your Custom Food Truck
The next step in getting your mobile ice cream enterprise running is to invest in a custom food truck. For the vehicle itself, you can choose between carts, trailers, and step vans. Then, you’ll need to work with the truck company to equip your vehicle with all the necessary equipment, such as freezers, heaters for sauces, and storage units. Then, work with them to design an eye-catching and fun exterior that suits your company’s brand.
3. Get the Necessary Paperwork Together
Whether your business is mobile or stationary, you’re going to need proper permits and licensure to legally sell food. Start by registering your custom food truck with the Department of Vehicles, and then file for a Mobile Food Vendor Personal License with the state of New York. You’ll also need to get a permit for the Health Department, as well as invest in business insurance to prevent any liability.
For all your custom food truck needs, turn to the Brooklyn, NY-based professionals at Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions. Since 1979, these experts have handled a wide variety of projects, from ice cream businesses to pizza carts, and they will work with you to build the perfect home for your enterprise. Their wide service area includes New Jersey, Philadelphia, Boston, Maryland, and North Carolina. Visit their website to view their portfolio of past projects, and call (800) 253-4815 to discuss your needs today.