Perform Food Truck Tasks in Three Steps, Not One

Perform Food Truck Tasks in Three Steps, Not One

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Most food truck owners complain of not having enough time. They rush through tasks so they can move on to the next item on their to-do list. But this kind of haste creates more chaos than it avoids. Instead, approach every task in three parts.

  • Prep-Do-Review. Spend a minute or two, or even a few seconds, thinking about what you’re going to do before you do it. Ask yourself what you’re trying to accomplish and who should be involved.
  • Do the task.
  • Once completed, think about what you did and what happened. What did you learn? What will you do differently?

Being thoughtful allows you to accomplish more with each task. You may not be crossing things off your food truck’s to-do list faster, but you’ll find you have more control over the results.


Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.