What You Should Be Offering Your Food Truck Employees

What You Should Be Offering Your Food Truck Employees

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Figuring out what your food truck staff wants can feel like an intricate puzzle, especially when different employees require different things. Here are a few things your mobile food employees need to be successful:

  • Role clarity. Tell each of your employees what their roles are in your business, what you want them to achieve, and what the rules are for getting there.
  • Autonomy. People want something interesting or fun to work on and they want to be trusted to do it well.
  • Accountability. Holding people accountable is not just about being fair. It also sends a message about what is and what isn’t acceptable. This is critical for employees who are trying to figure out how to succeed.
  • Praise. Everyone wants to be recognized when they’ve done something right. You can motivate employees by highlighting their strengths and not harping on their weaknesses.


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.


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