The Questions Every Food Truck Owner Should Ask

The Questions Every Food Truck Owner Should Ask

Asking questions is an essential skill of any great boss in the mobile food industry. Yet many owner/operators fail to inquire enough. Here are three types of questions you should be asking:

  • Questions about yourself: Good food truck owners ask themselves and others about what they could do better. Ask in a way that invites constructive, candid responses…without the fear of retribution if an answer is critical.
  • Questions about future plans and projects: These should both advance the business or menu and develop your staff. Tough and direct questions are ok, as long as they are in the interest of progress of your business or your employees.
  • Questions about your mobile business: Look for ways that your roaming bistro can function more effectively by questioning practices and processes. Ask: Why do you do things a particular way and if there is a better approach?

 

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.