Learn How To Take Your Food Truck Business To The Next Level

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.


  • food truck to-do list

Get Through Your Food Truck To-Do List Faster

Self-discipline is often a hard task for small business owners. If you are like most food truck owners, you often feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have, or have forgotten to do something important? Most [...]

  • Strengths That Can Also Be Weaknesses

Beware Of Strengths That Can Also Be Weaknesses

A strength becomes a weakness when it is used excessively. Because of this, you need to understand that many of the qualities responsible for getting successful food truck owners to where we are can also [...]

  • food truck scheduling

Learning The Art Of Food Truck Scheduling

Running a food truck can be tough. The differences between making it and breaking are very thin.  As the owner, you have a lot on your plate. You are the food truck manager and have [...]

  • food truck leaders

10 Traits Found In The Top Food Truck Leaders

The modern food truck owner must have the ability to make the most out of every situation. They are brave and not afraid to challenge the status quo and push culinary and business boundaries to make things better. [...]

  • service window profit losses

How To Prevent Food Truck Service Window Profit Losses

Before a food truck vendor can begin the process of controlling food costs, it's important to understand how your mobile food business is losing money. You'll quickly see just how vulnerable your food truck operation is [...]

  • food truck crisis

How To React To Your Next Food Truck Crisis

Whether it's a snow storm that hit your area, your truck has broken down or your generator has created a power outage on the truck, disruptions to your mobile food business service can be devastating. [...]

  • business strategy

Three Steps To Build Your Food Truck Business Strategy

How do you take a food truck business strategy down from platitudes and execute it day to day when your food truck is on the street? Well, today you'll find out how. Your food truck’s [...]

  • food truck owner

What Type Of Food Truck Owner Are You?

In today's ever changing economy, does a food truck owner need to be persistent, analytic  and organized? Or should they be compassionate, charismatic, and communicative? The answer is simple: a good food truck owner needs both [...]

  • organization meetings

Make Your Food Truck Organization Meetings Worthwhile

A common complaint people have about being part of a mobile food organization is that they are often forced to suffer through worthless meetings. Yet, organization meetings are an important way to get work done [...]

  • Fuel Cost

Poll of the Week: How Much Do You Spend On Fuel

With the mobile food industry continuing to grow we are constantly on the look out to assist the owner operators of these rolling bistros. From time to time we run polls to gain industry information [...]

Customer Service

  • social media complaints

How Food Trucks Can Handle Social Media Complaints

Twitter and Facebook are great customer service channels for food trucks. But from time to time, food trucks have experienced social media complaints from their customers. For food trucks that try to maintain positive customer [...]

  • food truck regulars

Five Tips To Develop Food Truck Regulars

Establishing food truck regulars begins passion and emotion. The feelings you show for your customers, your business and the industry will separate you from the rest. Differentiate yourself from the vendors with canned answers who may have a well known food [...]

  • consumer service phrases

5 Consumer Service Phrases To Improve Your Food Truck

Mastering consumer service for every food truck vendor requires the experience of knowing just what to say when to say it and having the wisdom to recognize the best way to say it. Communication can be [...]

  • online ratings and reviews

Learning How To Deal With Online Ratings And Reviews

Learning how to deal with online ratings and reviews has been a topic we’ve covered since our inception. With hungry consumers frequent use of review sites such as Yelp to determine their next food spot [...]

  • great service

How Great Service Leads To More Food Truck Sales

From time to time, food truck owners are asked some questions by their staff that are easily answered with, "Because I said so." Instead of treating your team like many of us were treated as [...]

  • customer service attitude

Maintaining A Customer Service Attitude In Your Food Truck

The server is in one of the most important positions in your food truck because servers must interact with the customer as well as the rest of your food truck employees. You can train your [...]

  • Repeat Customers

Repeat Customers: How To Gain Them In Four Easy Steps

There’s a simple fact that every successful food truck has learned over the years: It’s a lot easier to sell to one of your existing customers than it is to sell to a new one. [...]

  • customer service skills

12 Customer Service Skills Every Employee Should Master

As a food truck owner, there are customer service skills that every employee in your mobile food business must master if they deal with customers, and you must lead the way in insuring that these skills [...]

  • exceptional customer service

Providing Exceptional Customer Service In Two Simple Steps

If you provide anything less than exceptional customer service for your food truck customers, you’re wasting the time of, creating extra work for and frustrating your food truck staff, managers and yourself. The basic premise [...]

  • customer relationships

Building Customer Relationships For Your Food Truck

So you just opened up your food truck, now what? The typical next step is to determine how you will make your mobile food business a success. Unfortunately, having a great menu in a food truck [...]

Growth Strategies

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Order Running A Food Truck For Dummies 2nd Edition Now

A lot has happened in the food truck industry since 2012, so it made a lot of sense to update the original. Four years after it's initial launch, I am happy to announce that you [...]

  • business expansion

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Food Truck Business Expansion

So your food truck is running smoothly and you’re ready to continue growing your mobile food business. So how do you know if your food truck is ready to expand? Today we'll discuss our do's and [...]

  • continuing education

Continuing Education: Why Your Education Should Never Stop

Don't let your ego get in the way of your desire to learn about ways to improve your mobile food business. Successful food truck vendors keep their minds open to new ideas and concepts because they [...]

  • Licensing and Franchising

The Basics Of Licensing and Franchising Food Trucks

The owner of every successful food truck is confronted with the decision to invest more capital and grow, or fall back on their success and stay a small business. With the risks and investments required [...]

  • strong foundation

Building A Strong Foundation For Your Food Truck Business

Running a food truck can be very rewarding, but only if you take it seriously. Vendors cannot look at owning a food truck as a hobby. In most cases, you’ve quit a job to start your [...]

  • productivity

Increasing Your Daily Food Truck Productivity

The daily grind of the mobile food industry keeps food truck owners in a demanding and distracting world. Because of this keeping productivity at a high level can sometimes feel like an impossible feat. Productivity is [...]

  • opening a second food truck

How To Avoid Problems When Opening A Second Food Truck

For inspiring food truck vendors who enter the mobile food industry thinking big, it might not take too long before they start wondering about opening a second food truck. Their expansion plans typically look something like this: [...]

  • growth strategies

Growth Strategies That Will Actually Grow Your Business

Even though growth in the food truck industry is still expanding worldwide, we have noticed that many vendors have not re-opened their service windows this Spring. Many of the problems that these vendors faced were [...]

  • make small changes

Don’t Blow It Up: Make Small Changes In Your Food Truck

When mobile food vendors don’t achieve their business goals, some have a tendency to declare that it’s time to change the culture. But sweeping, large-scale culture change efforts rarely cure what ails a food truck [...]

  • 5 stages of growth

5 Stages Of Growth For Food Truck Businesses

In 1983 Neil C. Churchill and Virginia L. Lewis wrote a paper for the Harvard Business Review that defined 5 stages of growth for small businesses "The Five Stages of Small Business Growth." Today we'll discuss these stages [...]

Human Resources

  • Test Employees

Why Food Truck Vendors Should Test Employees Before Promoting Them

If you believe that one of your food truck employees is ready for a promotion, be sure you test employees and don’t jump right in. Performance in their current role doesn't always predict performance in a future [...]

  • delivering negative feedback

Don’t Confuse The Message When Delivering Negative Feedback

It would be nice if all of your employees did exactly what you want every time. Unfortunately, your food truck staff occasionally fall short and you are faced with correcting their behavior. But delivering negative feedback is easier [...]

  • food truck superstars

Calling Out Your Food Truck Superstars

Some of your food truck’s most valuable employees are those who contribute far beyond their pay or title. Keep an eye out for your food truck superstars so you can find them, cultivate their talents, and [...]

  • sexual harassment policy

Setting Up A Sexual Harassment Policy For Your Food Truck

Sexual harassment is rampant in the food service industry, and because of this, it’s not if you get hit with a sexual harassment issue, but when. Not only do vendors need to institute a sexual harassment [...]

  • rehire

How To Rehire Former Food Truck Staff Members

Because it can be difficult to find reliable staff members for your food truck, many vendors at some point will consider rehiring former employees. A former food truck employee can often make for a successful rehire. They are [...]

  • temporary employees

Hiring Temporary Employees For Your Busy Season

As anyone that has worked in the mobile food industry can tell you, food trucks definitely have busy seasons. Depending on the climate you operate in it could be the Summer months. If Summer temps [...]

  • disagree with you

Hiring People For Your Food Truck Who Disagree With You

Want to know how to keep things fresh in your food truck? Hiring people who disagree with you! The best food truck owners know they need to hear opposing voices. These mobile food vendors hire people [...]

  • speak to employees

How Not To Speak To Employees As A Food Truck Vendor

Among the most powerful tools in an employer’s toolbox are your words. Everything you say to your food truck employees matters. The words you use when you speak to employees have the power to affect [...]

  • competitive wages

Competitive Wages In Your Food Truck Business

Money may not necessarily make your food truck employees happy, but offering competitive wages to your staff may allow you to attract and retain the best talent. As an employee, competitive wages means the pay offered by [...]

  • reference checks

Conducting Effective Reference Checks For Your Food Truck

Checking references from job candidates is standard hiring practice in large companies, but is it worthwhile for your food truck business? The simple answer…Yes! Reference checks for your potential staff members can mean the difference [...]

Find Or Post Food Truck Jobs

Do yo have an open position in your food truck? Are you looking for temporary help for an up-coming event your current staff just can’t do on their own?

Post Food Truck Jobs


  • Business Income Insurance

Does Your Food Truck Have Business Income Insurance

Recent news of a Philadelphia food truck commissary fire has led to a lot of requests from our readers on the subject of business income insurance. If business income insurance is a new term for [...]

  • storage insurance

Food Truck Storage Insurance Tips

If you have a food truck that you keep in storage during your off-season, you may be looking for ways to reduce your insurance costs. If you want to save money on your food truck insurance [...]

  • Food Truck Workers' Comp

Food Truck Workers’ Comp Insurance Basics

One of the big questions new and existing food truck owners have centers on workers’ compensation insurance (otherwise known as food truck workers’ comp). In the food truck industry, there's no shortage of potential risks that [...]

  • food truck insurance checklist

Preparing For An Accident: Food Truck Insurance Checklist

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 and rattled and in many cases wondering how the accident will [...]

  • business income insurance

How Business Income Insurance Affects Your Food Truck

There seems to be some confusion by food truck owners on what Business Income Insurance really is and how it works. This entry is designed to explain just why the coverage is so important and [...]

$2.4 M Awarded For Food Truck Fryer Oil Burn

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 vendor who was burned by oil that splashed on her from [...]

  • storing food trucks

Storing Food Trucks: Do You Still Need To Insure It?

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 region or you are just taking a break from the rigors [...]

How Will ObamaCare Affect the Food Truck Industry?

What do the up coming federal health care reforms mean for the mobile food industry but more specifically, your food truck business?   Will the Affordable Care Act add thousands of dollars in extra costs [...]

Insuring Your Food Truck

Insurance isn't something that everyone thinks about when they get into the food truck business. At Progressive, we’ve noticed a sharp rise in the amount of food trucks we insure, with an increase of nearly [...]

  • Insuring Food Trailers

Differences Between Insuring Food Trailers and Food Trucks

Due to low inventories of food trucks, lower barrier to entry or just pure preference, food trailers are often a great option for people looking to get in the industry. However, you need to be [...]

Under The Hood

  • air filter

Greening Your Food Truck By Changing Your Air Filter

Today we will look at not only helping food truck owners save a few bucks over the lifespan of their food truck, but will also provide a way to make your food truck a little [...]

  • kitchen cool

Keeping Your Food Truck Kitchen Cool As Temps Rise

Food truck owners in Northern climates are rejoicing. Spring is here and with that means increased foot traffic and nice weather. At the same time it also means higher temperatures inside their food truck kitchens. [...]

  • daily food truck inspections

Why Daily Food Truck Inspections Are So Important

Inspecting your food truck daily is a simple and effective way to spot potentially dangerous issues or defects before your food truck hits the road for your next event. Because of this, food truck owners should [...]

  • food truck mirrors

Setting Your Food Truck Mirrors To Avoid Blind Spots

If you've ever spent any time driving a food truck, you understand that it can be difficult to see all around the truck. The fact is that most food trucks don't have the use of a [...]

  • diesel food truck

Keep Your Diesel Food Truck Purring Like A Kitten

Keeping up on the maintenance of your diesel food truck is vital for the continued well-being of your vehicle. Giving your diesel food truck engine a good tune up once in a while will help [...]

  • safely removing ice

Safely Removing Ice From Your Food Truck Windshield

Winter is back in much of the country and sub-zero temps and plenty of snow means, you’ll probably be finding yourself or one of your staff members struggling while safely removing ice from your food truck [...]

  • food truck brakes

Keeping Your Food Truck Brakes Working Properly

Worn brake pads can drastically reduce your ability to bring your food truck to a complete stop. This can be especially dangerous in an emergency situation when properly working food truck brakes are a must [...]

  • Food Truck Equipment

Match Your Menu To Your Food Truck Equipment

The size and types of food truck equipment in your truck or commercial kitchens will play major roles in determining the items you can include on your menu. The larger the kitchen and the wider [...]

  • diesel engines

The Pros And Cons Of Diesel Engines For Food Trucks

If you’re considering buying a food truck, one of the big factors you need to examine is the engine that powers your mobile food business. In today’s food truck market you have two choices...diesel engines [...]

  • food truck repair

Food Truck Repair Safety Tips

When you’re making any food truck repair on the chassis of your food truck or simply doing basic maintenance, practice these safety tips to avoid injury to yourself and damage to your food truck and to be [...]

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