While it may be obvious that a mobile food vendor can’t solve a food truck problem that has not been well defined, but many people neglect this little detail. Prioritizing problems in your food truck can help lessen the stress that you may feel with consistent high number of issues that need to be resolved.

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of owning your own food truck business. But it also involves plenty of challenges you need to understand and be prepared to handle. Here are five steps to dealing with and solving the problems you run into along your journey.

Steps To Solve The Right Food Truck Problem

Next time you think you’re ready to go into problem-solving mode for an issue in your mobile food business, consider the following tips to fix the right food truck problem.

Establish the basic need for a solution. 

The first step in determining if a food truck problem is the in need of fixing is to understand why this issue needs solving? Understanding a problem will lead you to devising a plan to solve it.

Justify the need. Make sure it’s worth your time.

Is the effort aligned with your food truck business or marketing strategy? What do you, your food truck staff, or your mobile food business stand to gain from a solution?

Give it context. 

What approaches have you or your team already tried to solve this problem? What have other truck owners done? Are there constraints on the solution?

Write the problem statement. 

The final step in this process is to take your answers to the questions above and lay out the problem. Indicate the scope, the requirements of a solution, and who you will include in solving the food truck problem.

Review your choices.

The last part of the process involves looking back at the choices you’ve made. Reflect on what you have accomplished, what has worked and what hasn’t, and possibly look for ways to avoid running into the same problem again.

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The Bottom Line

By following these steps you can look at any issue in your food truck and determine if it really needs to be fixed, or if there are others that need a higher priority on your “to-do” list.

Have you solved a food truck problem using this strategy? We’d love to hear how it worked out for your truck. You can share your experiences in the comment section, our food truck forum or through social media. Facebook | Twitter