Run & Grow

Run & Grow

So, you have already started running a food truck business, but how do you keep it running like a well oiled machine? These sections will provide an existing vendor up to date on all of the tactics needed to run and expand your ever growing food truck empire.

BUSINESS

Unsuccessful Food Truck Owners

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Over the years we've provided some fun articles which point out key traits we've witnessed in some of the most successful food truck owners...
time clock cartoon

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Food trucks have two major cost centers. One is food and beverage. The other is labor. Which do you think is most problematic for...
successful food truck owners

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There is no magic formula for successful food truck owners, but most vendors who have done well seem to share the same six personality traits.At the...
food truck sales

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In a mobile food business, food truck sales are what will determine if you are able to make it through your first year of...
food truck parking tickets

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Every municipality has its own parking regulations you need to know while you are operating within their city limits. Ignorance of the law is...

CUSTOMER SERVICE

listening to customers

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Are you like most mobile food vendors that are continually looking to build your food truck’s social media clout? Outside of creating buzz about...
food truck mistakes

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I've begun to meet more and more food truck owners that have transitioned from the military into food truck ownership. It seems that a...
unhappy food truck customer

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Did you know that as a food truck owner, unhappy customers are one of the best learning tools for your mobile food business?While every...

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It’s going to happen. If you own a food truck, you are inevitably going to have an angry customer. And when it happens, you’ll do...

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Regulars customers are the life-blood of a food truck business, and each and every loyal customer starts off with a first visit to your...

GROWTH

staff and customer loyalty

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Why do you own a food truck or why are you planning to start one? Is it merely to line your pockets and fill...
food truck growing too quickly

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Intuit recently reported that 25,000 new small business jobs were created in May. This is approximately a 2 percent annual growth rate. Growth numbers...
food truck growth strategies

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Food truck growth strategies are rarely on the minds of the local food cart vendors that dot the landscape of most major cities in the...

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While scanning through our vast Twitter feed daily, we are able to monitor the food truck industry for trends. One of the most recent...

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While expanding a single food truck into a fleet is the goal of many food truck owners, it’s not a simple task. Running multiple...

HUMAN RESOURCES

first food truck employee

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If you have big ambitions for your mobile food business, eventually (perhaps even at start up) you’re going to have so much to do...
online job posting

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Many of the food trucks owners I have spoken with lately have told me they are planning to start bulking up their staff even...
food truck turnover percentage

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With the mobile food industry continuing to grow we are constantly on the look out to assist both the owner operators as well as...
temporary food truck employees

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Afraid of new hires, especially those that will be temporary food truck employees during your busy months? Get a grip. What might scare you is...
take you for granted

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You know you are a good boss. You’re fair, you keep your emotions in check and you care about your food truck staff. Unfortunately...

INSURANCE

Food Truck Workers' Comp

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After spending some time speaking with exhibitors and guests at the 2014 ROAM Conference in San Antonio this past week, I realized that one...
food truck insurance checklist

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When you’re in an auto accident in your food truck, it can be easy to forget what information you need — you’re shaken up...
business income insurance

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There seems to be some confusion by food truck owners on what Business Income Insurance really is and how it works. This entry is...

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A California appeals court said Monday that Travelers Property and Casualty Co. of America was liable for $2.4 million awarded to a food truck...

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There may come a time when you need to put your food truck into storage. Whether it's because you are in a cold weather...

UNDER THE HOOD

Food Truck Health Inspection

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Although it may be tempting to put off certain repairs to your food truck or overlook a few minor health violations in hopes that...
fall food truck maintenance checklist

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It’s time to get your food truck business read for fall. Last week we discussed small ingredient tweaks to get your menu tuned up....
OSHA food truck inspection

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The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets the standards for workplace safety which apply to food trucks and the...
food truck towing

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Of all the things concession trailer owners do with their vehicles, towing has to be the most misunderstood activity of all. It seems simple...
parallel parking a food truck

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Parallel parking a food truck is often one of the most difficult driving skills for new food truck owners to master. It takes time,...