,There is no magic formula for successful food truck owners, but most vendors who have done well seem to share the same personality traits. At the top of the list for successful food trucker owners is the ability to collaborate with others. Those who can delegate often build strong relationships with their staff and are more likely to click with their customers.

Five most common traits frequently found in successful food truck owners:

Being self-fulfilled

The best culinary entrepreneurs put a high price on the fulfillment their food trucks provide them. They relish being their own boss, and enjoy being in control of their personal income. They value doing something for a living that they love to do being able to decide how much money they make and being able to have the satisfaction of creating something their community values.

Focused on the Future

Food truck owners who have thrived are good at both short and long-term planning. They’re as likely to have a well thought-out plan for the day-to-day running of their business as a road map for how to run the business for years.


Strong culinary entrepreneurs are always reading and asking questions. They want to learn everything from why a particular business failed to how to find, motivate, and keep good employees.

Action oriented

Successful mobile food business owners are proactive and always differentiate themselves from their competitors. They are less worried than other small business owners about the state of the economy and more likely to look at adversity as sign to move forward.


Perhaps this isn’t a surprise but the best food truck business owners invest time and money on their website and are likely to rely a great deal on technology such as social media and point of sales systems to help make our business more effective and efficient.

Many food truck owners have some or many of these traits, however it’s the food truck owners with all of these traits that seem to have captured the most successes so far.

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The Bottom Line

Food truck vendors are a special breed of entrepreneurs. They are highly motivated, caring and curious individuals. They effectively balance their personal and business goals, take advantage of others’ expertise and continually seek to learn the best practices exhibited by their competition.

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