Start Your Own Food Truck Business

Start Your Own Food Truck Business Author The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN-10 9781613083109
Year 2015-05-18
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Start Your Own Food Truck Business and Satisfy Your Hunger for Success At over a billion dollars, the mobile food industry is enjoying more publicity and notoriety than ever before. Catering to a new generation of foodies looking for quick and unique specialties, the mobile food business is booming with new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. From gourmet food to all-American basics and hot dog wagons to bustaurants, our experts give you the delicious details behind starting and running a successful mobile food business. This guide covers: Six of the hottest mobile food options: food carts, concession trailers, kiosks, standard and gourmet trucks, mobile catering, and bustaurants Identifying the perfect foodie niche and customer base Creating menu items that save time, money, and space in the kitchen Finding a profitable location, time and time again Attracting new and loyal customers with social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter Managing daily operations, costs, and setting prices Licenses, codes, regulations, parking, and other considerations Plus, gain recipes, shopping lists, favorite equipment buys and more from practicing food truck entrepreneurs. From choosing a vehicle to franchising and everything in between, learn what you need to know to get your business moving toward success!

Start Your Own Food Truck Business Cart Trailer Kiosk Standard and Gourmet Trucks Mobile Catering and Bustaurant

Start Your Own Food Truck Business  Cart  Trailer  Kiosk  Standard and Gourmet Trucks  Mobile Catering and Bustaurant Author Rich Mintzer
ISBN-10 9781599184142
Year 2011-04-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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Satisfy Your Hunger for Success At over a billion dollars, the food industry is evolving, creating new trends and new opportunities for eager entrepreneurs like you. Learn how you can become a part of one of the hottest and most affordable food businesses—mobile food. From gourmet food to all-American basics and hot dog wagons to bustaurants, get the delicious details behind starting a food truck business. Led by our experts, learn how to find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business on the road, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and much more. Plus, access recipes, shopping lists, favorite equipment buys and more from practicing food truck entrepreneurs. Covers: Six trendy mobile food opportunities: cart and concession trailers, kiosks, standard and gourmet trucks, mobile catering and bustaurants How to identify your customers and service niche Creating your mobile menu Choosing and outfitting your vehicle or kiosk Licenses, zoning, parking, and other considerations Scouting and staging for conducting business Hiring help Setting prices Spreading the word And more From choosing a business vehicle to franchising and everything in between, learn everything you need to know to get your business moving toward success!

Food Truck Business

Food Truck Business Author The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN-10 9781613083147
Year 2015-05-18
Pages 982
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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The experts at Entrepreneur provide a two-part guide to success. First, learn all the delicious detail behind starting one the hottest and most affordable food business: your own food truck. Then, master the fundamentals of business startup including defining your business structure, funding, staffing and more. This kit includes: • Essential industry-specific startup essentials including industry trends, best practices, important resources, possible pitfalls, marketing musts, and more • Entrepreneur Editors’ Start Your Own Business, a guide to starting any business and surviving the first three years • Interviews and advice from successful entrepreneurs in the industry • Worksheets, brainstorming sections, and checklists • Entrepreneur‘s Startup Resource Kit (downloadable) More about Entrepreneur’s Startup Resource Kit Every small business is unique. Therefore, it’s essential to have tools that are customizable depending on your business’s needs. That’s why with Entrepreneur is also offering you access to our Startup Resource Kit. Get instant access to thousands of business letters, sales letters, sample documents and more – all at your fingertips! You’ll find the following: The Small Business Legal Toolkit When your business dreams go from idea to reality, you’re suddenly faced with laws and regulations governing nearly every move you make. Learn how to stay in compliance and protect your business from legal action. In this essential toolkit, you’ll get answers to the “how do I get started?” questions every business owner faces along with a thorough understanding of the legal and tax requirements of your business. Sample Business Letters 1000+ customizable business letters covering each type of written business communication you’re likely to encounter as you communicate with customers, suppliers, employees, and others. Plus a complete guide to business communication that covers every question you may have about developing your own business communication style. Sample Sales Letters The experts at Entrepreneur have compiled more than 1000 of the most effective sales letters covering introductions, prospecting, setting up appointments, cover letters, proposal letters, the all-important follow-up letter and letters covering all aspects of sales operations to help you make the sale, generate new customers and huge profits.

The Food Truck Handbook

The Food Truck Handbook Author David Weber
ISBN-10 9781118208816
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 270
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business. Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs. Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in The Food Truck Handbook. This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all. Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability. Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more. Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business. Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes. Author David Weber is Founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development.

Running a Food Truck For Dummies

Running a Food Truck For Dummies Author Myrick
ISBN-10 9781119286141
Year 2016-09-28
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Drive your food truck business to success While food trucks may not be the new kid on the block anymore, it's a segment that continues to swell—and there's still plenty of room for growth. If you have your sights set on taking your culinary prowess on the road, Running a Food Truck For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you find your food niche, follow important rules of conducting business, outfit your moving kitchen, meet safety and sanitation requirements, and so much more. Gone are the days of food trucks offering unappealing prepackaged meals, snacks, and coffee. In today's flourishing food service industry, they're more like restaurants on wheels, offering eager curbside patrons everything from gourmet tacos and Korean BBQ to gluten-free pastries and healthy vegan fare. Whether you're the owner or operator of an existing food truck business looking to up the ante or a chef, foodie, or gourmand interested in starting your own mobile restaurant endeavor, Running a Food Truck For Dummies has you covered. Create a food truck business plan to set yourself up for success Stay profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes Harness public relations and social media to build your following Grow from one truck to multiple trucks, restaurants, or a food truck franchise Packed with the latest information on legislation and ordinances, securing loans, and marketing to the all-important Millennials, this one-stop guide helps you cook up a well-done food truck venture in no time!

How To Start a Home based Food Truck Business

How To Start a Home based Food Truck Business Author Eric Thomas
ISBN-10 9780762786282
Year 2012-07-03
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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From designing your food truck and identifying your market to establishing a business plan and determining the operational concerns of a mobile business, this comprehensive guide provides down-to-earth advice on every aspect of setting up and running a food truck business. Learn all about overcoming the hurdles facing the mobile food vendor, the legal aspects of food safety, menu planning, setting up your home-based headquarters, and navigating the catering industry. Whatever your plans, each chapter can help you experience the satisfaction of establishing and building your own home-based food truck business and reaching opening day! Look for useful charts and worksheets throughout the book, including: Preferred Vendor Checklist Start-Up Cost Worksheets Sample Operational Weekly Schedule 7878Outfitting your mobile kitchenAttracting customersNavigating operations concernsUnderstanding legal aspects and food safetyBuilding your menu

Food on Wheels

Food on Wheels Author Jennifer Lewis
ISBN-10 0615533663
Year 2011-09-01
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher
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Food trucks are hitting the streets from Miami to Maui but greasy reheated tacos and soggy burgers are a thing of the past. Today's mobile eateries have foodies flocking for gourmet bacon jam burgers, delicious Parisian-style crepes, and decadent handcrafted organic ice cream cones just to name a few. A less expensive alternative to opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant, food trucks, food trailers, food carts, and even food bicycles can be started by anyone whether you're a trained chef or an amateur baker. If you've ever dreamed of jumping on the food truck bandwagon this book will provide you with all the information necessary to get you on the road. Highlights include: * Understanding all the startup costs and sources for purchasing or leasing your kitchen on wheels; * Building a business plan that will guide decision making and set you up for success; * Scouting locations for optimal visability and sales; * Calculating your true product costs and how to price your menu in a way that will be profitable; * Connecting with customers inexpensively by using traditional marketing tools and social media to keep them coming back for more; and * Appendices containing detailed worksheets that clearly walk you through the financial side of the business and comprehensive lists of resources and business licensing offices broken down by state and territory.

Food Booth

Food Booth Author Barb Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 0976570351
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher
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A comprehensive step-by-step guide to designing, managing, and operating a food concession and food stand business. Based directly on the author¿s twenty-six years of experience, the reader is guided with concrete, no-nonsense information about how to plan and design a mobile food service business from the ground up. With specific sound management and marketing practices the reader is advised how to reach their sales potential quickly, and compound their sales year after year.

Start Your Own Retail Business and More

Start Your Own Retail Business and More Author The Staff of Entrepreneur Media
ISBN-10 9781613083123
Year 2015-06-22
Pages 282
Language en
Publisher Entrepreneur Press
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OPEN THE STORE OF YOUR DREAMS: START YOUR OWN RETAIL BUSINESS Retail is one of the fastest-growing—and fastest-changing—segments of the economy. Apps, pop-up shops, and online shopping have made it easier to reach, interact with, sell to, and gain loyal customers. Making this the perfect time for eager entrepreneurs, like you, to stop dreaming and start selling. Whether you’re interested in opening a storefront, online shop, or portable kiosk, this detailed guide will help you decide if retail is right for you. Supported by practicing entrepreneurs and experts, you will understand what it takes to open a business, common mistakes to avoid, and how to keep your retail enterprise running successfully. Learn how to: Choose the right retail niche Spot and capitalize on consumer trends Select merchandise that flies off the shelves Set prices that maximize profits Promote your business, products, and gain loyal customers using Pinterest, Facebook, and other social media and online marketing tools Hire a staff that will help you succeed Plus, gain priceless tips, tricks, and insight from successful retailers who share hard-won advice and cautionary notes. Everything you need to open and run your store is in your hands—get started today!

Food Truck Road Trip A Cookbook

Food Truck Road Trip  A Cookbook Author Kim Pham
ISBN-10 9781624140877
Year 2014-11-11
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher Page Street Publishing
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Authentic Food Recipes From the Best Food Trucks Across the Country Kim, Phil and Terri traveled from state to state, visiting the best food trucks out there to get the incredible and authentic recipes that make their trucks some of the most popular in the country. This book includes delicious recipes for everything from sandwiches, soups and chilies to vegetarian dishes, classics with a twist and desserts—all straight from the cooks themselves. With the country's food truck favorites made accessible in your own kitchen, you'll deliver incredible and unique food at home you'd have to travel across the country to try. Outstanding dishes include Prosciutto and Grape Pizza from The Urban Oven in Los Angeles, Maker's Mark Fried Chicken from Big D's Grub Truck in New York, Santa Fe Black Bean Burgers from Mix'd Up Food Truck in Atlanta and Pad Thai Tacos from The Peached Tortilla in Austin. To get these recipes, the authors found and traveled to the most vibrant food truck cultures across the country, including: Southern and Northern California; New York City; Portland, Oregon; New Orleans; Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, North Carolina; Atlanta; Minneapolis; Austin; Washington, D.C and Philadelphia. This cookbook includes all the recipes of your wandering road trip dreams.

The Truck Food Cookbook

The Truck Food Cookbook Author John T Edge
ISBN-10 9780761171188
Year 2012-05-08
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Workman Publishing
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It’s the best of street food: bold, delicious, surprising, over-the-top goodness to eat on the run. And the best part is now you can make it at home. Obsessively researched by food authority John T. Edge, The Truck Food Cookbook delivers 150 recipes from America’s best restaurants on wheels, from L.A. and New York to the truck food scenes in Portland, Austin, Minneapolis, and more. John T. Edge shares the recipes, special tips, and techniques. And what a menu-board: Tamarind-Glazed Fried Chicken Drummettes. Kalbi Beef Sliders. Porchetta. The lily-gilding Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger. A whole chapter’s worth of tacos—Mexican, Korean, Chinese fusion. Plus sweets, from Sweet Potato Cupcakes to an easy-to-make Cheater Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Hundreds of full-color photographs capture the lively street food gestalt and its hip and funky aesthetic, making this both an insider’s cookbook and a document of the hottest trend in American food.

How to Start a Home Based Catering Business 6th

How to Start a Home Based Catering Business  6th Author Denise Vivaldo
ISBN-10 9780762761944
Year 2010-01-06
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Those passionate about parties or cooking can now realize their dream of working from home at something they enjoy. Denise Vivaldo shares her experiences and advice on all the essentials and more, including estimating start-up costs and pricing services, finding clients, outfitting one’s kitchen, and honing food presentation skills.

Pogue s Basics Money

Pogue s Basics  Money Author David Pogue
ISBN-10 9781250081421
Year 2016-11-22
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Flatiron Books
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Want to know where you can buy $100 iTunes gift cards for $85? Did you know you can pay your taxes by using a cash-back credit card? Why are you still paying $235 a year to rent your cable box? You're leaving money on the table every day, with every transaction you make: changing your oil, withdrawing ATM cash, booking flights, buying insurance, shopping for clothes, squirting toothpaste. But in Pogue's Basics: Money, the third book of this New York Times bestselling series, David Pogue proves that information is money. Each of his 150 simple tips and tricks includes a ballpark estimate of the money you could make or save. Okay, you won't use every tip in the book—but if you did, you'd come ahead by $61,195 a year.