Mobile Cuisine | Gourmet Food Trucks, Carts and Street Eats http://mobile-cuisine.com The complete online resource destination for the mobile food industry Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:36:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 15 Food Truck Management Tips For Maximum Profithttp://mobile-cuisine.com/business/food-truck-management-tips/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/business/food-truck-management-tips/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:36:23 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45186 Running a food truck has never and will never be easy. Over the years of covering the food truck industry we’ve been able to learn many of the top tips from the most successful mobile food vendors to help you build your business and keep on truckin’. Today we present our readers with… 15 Food Truck Management Tips Lead by example Don’t tell your employees to do something you won’t do, and if you notice that your staff is hesitant to perform a specific task, do it with them the first time around. Learn and use local marketing strategies Participate

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Cold Cut Fun Factshttp://mobile-cuisine.com/did-you-know/cold-cut-fun-facts/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/did-you-know/cold-cut-fun-facts/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 14:38:35 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45173 The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?” For today’s Did You Know we will look at Cold Cut fun facts. Cold Cut Fun Facts: Cold cuts—also known as lunch meats, luncheon meats, sandwich meats, cooked meats, sliced meats, cold meats, and deli

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Oberlin Council Moves Closer To Food Truck Ordinancehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/oberlin-council-moves-closer-to-food-truck-ordinance/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/oberlin-council-moves-closer-to-food-truck-ordinance/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:08:44 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45153 OBERLIN, OH  — Oberlin residents may soon be able to add “downtown food trucks” to the list of reasons to be excited for summer. Council members unanimously passed a second reading Monday to create an ordinance regulating food trucks in downtown Oberlin. Food trucks have been permitted in the city at special events in the past, including the city’s annual Juneteenth celebration, but there is not an ordinance that would allow and regulate food trucks on a more regular basis. According to the proposed ordinance, a food truck owner would have to pay a $500 application fee, not park in

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Brian Mullins Customer Appreciation Quotehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/brian-mullins-customer-appreciation-quote/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/brian-mullins-customer-appreciation-quote/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:07:53 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45156 “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for our fans and guests supporting us throughout the years.” – Brian Mullins

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Determining Accurate Food Truck Recipe Costshttp://mobile-cuisine.com/business/determining-accurate-food-truck-recipe-costs/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/business/determining-accurate-food-truck-recipe-costs/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:08:44 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45126 I have recently come to the conclusion that too many food truck owners do not have accurate recipes costs for their food truck menus. Recipe costs are the foundation of strategic business functions for a food truck such as menu engineering profit bench marking. Unfortunately, food truck recipes aren’t typically written to determine accurate costs. They are generally written in standard cookbook terminology; instead they need to be viewed in manufacturing terms. Thinking about your food truck operation as a manufacturer is not common in the industry…although it should be. Once this paradigm changes; food trucks will start to see improved

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Ray Kroc Risk Quotehttp://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/ray-kroc-risk-quote/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/quote-of-the-day/ray-kroc-risk-quote/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:29:08 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45095 “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”  – Ray Kroc

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40 Year Old Toms River Law Keeps Food Trucks Outhttp://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/40-year-old-toms-river-law-keeps-food-trucks-out/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/40-year-old-toms-river-law-keeps-food-trucks-out/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:10:38 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45084 TOMS RIVE, NJ – Carlos Serrano, the Empanada Guy, a wildly popular food truck vendor in Monmouth County criticized the Toms River Council over the township’s interpretation of a law he feels is dated and no longer should be on the books. Serrano wanted to expand his popular latin based food cuisine to Toms River but was told he couldn’t operate in the same way he does in other towns. That’s because of a law put on the books in 1973 which he feels is as irrelevant today as the 8-track-cassette which was also wildly popular that year. “I wanted to apply for a permanent location

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Food Truck Marketing: Adopting The 4 Key Principleshttp://mobile-cuisine.com/marketing/food-truck-marketing-adopting-the-4-key-principles/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/marketing/food-truck-marketing-adopting-the-4-key-principles/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:07:25 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45067 Food truck marketing has become second nature for the most successful food truck owners. For the less successful, it’s become a bit more difficult. To help those of you struggling, we’ve compiled a list of the top four food truck marketing principles for you to use to get a better understanding and grasp of the marketing needed for your food truck business. 4 Key Principles Of Food Truck Marketing Food Truck Marketing Has To Pay For Itself The idea of a marketing budget for your food truck needs to be forgotten. Most food trucks define it as a percentage of

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Hong Kong Officials Consider Food Truckshttp://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/hong-kong-officials-consider-food-trucks/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/hong-kong-officials-consider-food-trucks/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:02:37 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45046 HONG KONG, CHINA - Members of the catering industry have expressed an interest in operating food trucks, as debate continues on where these vehicles should park and which department should investigate the idea. Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades and also chairman of food and beverage firm Kampery Group, said he is interested in operating such a truck. “Using a mobile truck, we tried to promote our Hong Kong-style milk tea in July and August. It had facilities to make tea,” he said. He added free milk tea was served after a license was

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The Stuffed Chicken Wing Guys Are Back!http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/the-stuffed-chicken-wing-guys-are-back/ http://mobile-cuisine.com/off-the-wire/the-stuffed-chicken-wing-guys-are-back/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:52:57 +0000 http://mobile-cuisine.com/?p=45030 Ramone Dickerson and Corey Simmons are back on the airwaves in “2 Fat 2 Fly” this Saturday, February 28 on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) at 10pm/9c. This 8 episode series takes a look at how these two best friends operate their truck, the “Fonz,” and seek out business expansion opportunities.  Their hometown of Columbia, South Carolina has faithfully supported them, but they try to answer the question: “Is there more?” Mobile Cuisine sat down with Ramone and Corey last week to get “the fat” (instead of “the skinny”) on their foibles throughout the series.  Overall, they were pretty tight-lipped

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