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The Do's & Don't of Running a Food Truck August 21, 2019

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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 planning and a tasty menu with fresh ingredients. Following this list of do’s and don’ts will help you make the right decisions as you operate your food truck.

Do:

Submit required paperwork.

Depending on the city or cities in which you plan to operate your mobile food trucks, certain documents are required before you can begin serving your hungry customers. These documents include a business permit, health department inspection, and insurance documents. Obtaining and submitting the necessary documents will help prevent you from receiving fees or violations.

Advertise on social media.

Food trucks are different from brick and mortar restaurants because they are not relegated to one place. At any given time, you can quickly move your food truck from one location to another. Having an active social media presence allows for customers to follow your schedule and location, which means more revenue for you.

Use the best ingredients.

The mobile food trucks that Mobile food trucksstand out feature delicious dishes made with fresh ingredients. Use your menu to highlight the types of ingredients that you use. By using the best ingredients, your customers will keep returning to you.

Don’t:

Overprice your food.

As you determine prices for your menu items, keep in mind that you are serving food out of a truck. Your menu should be priced competitively for your efforts and fresh ingredients. If your food is overpriced, your customers will take their business elsewhere.

Have poor customer service.

Being rude to your customers will ensure that they do not return as customers. As a business owner, there will be times when you have to let a customer be right or offer a refund to continue to keep a positive reputation for your food truck. Treating your customers well will help them become returning customers.

Ignore your mobile food truck neighbors.

Disregarding your food truck neighbors means that you will likely miss out on information relevant to your business, such as the best spots for trucks and changes in any local food truck regulations. Taking time to network with other food truck owners allows you to gain and share knowledge, which could result in more revenue or future partnerships.

 

If you are ready to begin operating a mobile food truck and you reside in New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, Maryland, or North Carolina, Shanghai Mobile Kitchen Solutions is your source for custom food trucks. This business has been providing customers with a variety of products and services for their mobile food trucks, including mobile vending, custom kitchen and refrigeration, and mobile cart inspection and repairs. Call them today at (800) 253-4815 to discuss your mobile food truck needs and visit their website for more information on their services.

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