Marketing 2017-03-31T08:39:59+00:00

Food Truck Marketing Strategies

Learn how to take your food truck to the next level by learning marketing strategies from old school marketing tactics to the new world of social media.

Marketing

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Build Your Customer Base By Targeting Football Fans

With NFL Organized Team Activities (OTA) starting last week, we know that the football season is right around the corner. Regular season games will not start until the fall; so you still have time to begin [...]

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Marketing Plan Apps To Assist In Creating Your Food Truck Plan

Your food truck may have a great menu or excellent service but your mobile food business won't grow unless people know you're out there. That requires marketing your food truck. But what kind of marketing? [...]

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Add A Birthday Club To Your Food Truck Marketing Plan

The primary goal of every food truck owner is pretty much the same. Get people to your truck's service window and have them place an order. With the growing number food trucks, that can mean that you [...]

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Mother’s Day Food Truck Marketing Tips

Mother’s Day is coming up and that means it’s time to celebrate all Moms everywhere. It's  a time to reflect, celebrate and show love and appreciation and is an excellent time for your food truck business. [...]

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Smart Tips For Marketing Your Food Truck Toward Success

You’ve decided to start a food truck and the truck is built and equipment in place. Now you need to find a way to attract customers to your service window. Marketing your food truck is crucial [...]

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Marketing Discipline Will Help Increase Effective And Profitable Marketing Time

Do you have marketing discipline when it comes to your food truck? Let me ask you this question. How much time should a food truck owner spend each day on marketing and sales building activities [...]

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DIY Media Relations For Your Food Truck Business

There's a good chance your food truck doesn't have a media relations person on staff. No matter how big your food truck empire is, your truck isn't making the news often enough to justify a full-time media [...]

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The Pros and Cons of Offering Food Truck Coupons

Coupon offers are becoming increasingly popular with food truck owners and consumers alike. But does providing such steep discounts (often 30% or more) pay off? The idea of offering food truck coupons or not depends on [...]

  • St. Patrick’s Day Marketing Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Marketing Ideas For Food Trucks

St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse to have a little fun with your food truck customers. Regardless of whether your truck has an Irish concept, you can create excitement and drive traffic to your [...]

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Valentine’s Day Marketing Tips For Food Truck Success

Valentine’s Day is the second busiest day of the year in the food service industry. It is only bested by Mother’s Day each year. According to a National Restaurant Association survey, not only do 25 [...]

Branding

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Brand Identity: What Is It And Does Your Food Truck Have One?

Over the years, we've written a lot about food truck branding. In that time you may have seen the term brand identity used and have a general, but not a solid understanding of what it means. Don't [...]

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How To Get Your Food Truck Brand Working Again

You’ve taken all the right steps. You’ve come up with your food truck brand, made business cards, customized your menu, accumulated positive recommendations, built a blog or website, and completed your social media profiles. But after all that work, [...]

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Create A Food Truck Brand Strategy The Right Way

Many food truck vendors I talk to already understand that creating a brand strategy is essential to their business, but a surprisingly high number of them don't really know why. By definition, a branding strategy is a long-term [...]

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5 Food Truck Branding Tips For The Beginner

Many new food truck owners tend to think that branding is something only large restaurant chains need to worry about. However, branding is crucial for food trucks to be able to stand out and attract [...]

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Developing A Food Truck Brand Strategy That Works

Your food truck’s brand includes your name, logo and slogan, but a brand is so much more that these simple creative elements. A food truck brand should represent how your truck and staff members deal [...]

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How To Build To A Memorable Food Truck Brand

Is your food truck brand looking bland? If so, it's time to spice things up. Because of this, today we'll discuss tips that vendors can use to create an unforgettable an memorable impression of your [...]

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Learn How To Build Your Food Truck Brand Story

Learning how to tell a brand story is not new in the world of advertising, but for new food truck owners this concept may be completely alien to them. A successful brand story must achieve [...]

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5 Tips For Crafting A Killer Food Truck Slogan

No matter the size of a business, brand recognition is a key to success. So what makes some brands recognizable? Simple, their logos and slogans. Look at McDonald's. Not only do they have their Golden Arches [...]

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The Food Truck Branding Cycle  

Branding is an essential aspect of marketing for a food truck. It establishes how and why your truck is different from other mobile food businesses. A food truck's branding cycle is a circular process that [...]

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Developing Brand Positioning For Your Food Truck

In basic terms, brand positioning is the process of positioning your food truck’s brand in the mind of your customers. Brand positioning is the idea of identifying and working to build a marketing niche for [...]

Social Media

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Addressing Bad Yelp Reviews About Your Food Truck

Bad yelp reviews are going to happen to just about every food truck on the road today, no matter how hard you try to avoid them. Of course, the good reviews are the ones to aim [...]

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Why You Should Followback Your Food Truck Twitter Followers

If someone on Twitter has found you compelling in some way, shouldn't you give them the benefit of the doubt and give them a followback? It's not like you can't block them in the future [...]

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What Food Truck Owners Should Tweet About

Apart from creating a branded Twitter account for your food truck, mobile food business owners should consider creating their own personal account on Twitter. Fans and followers often want to connect with the person behind the truck. [...]

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Social Media No No’s for Food Truck Owners

Within the last few months you’ve probably read or heard of stories of people being fired or tweeting their way out of a job, by saying inappropriate things on social media sites.  One minute their future looks bright, [...]

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5 Ways Food Truck Vendors Can Use Pinterest

Food truck owners understand that outside of great food and service, to be relevant, you need to have an engaging social media presence. As we mentioned in our social media trends, use of social media is only becoming [...]

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5 Common Food Truck Social Media Campaign Mistakes

If you or your food truck's social media team are consistently posting on social media but you still aren’t making much headway, you might be accidentally holding back all your hard work. The goal of a great [...]

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Adding LinkedIn To Your Food Truck Social Media Toolbelt

Beyond Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn is one of the leading social media platforms today. It receives more daily traffic than popular sites such as eBay, Craigslist, and ESPN. This fact alone should get you to realize that [...]

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Instagram Tips To Get The Most Out Of It For Your Food Truck

Since we have come out in the past and suggested that food truck owners should adopt Instagram usage, we thought we'd share some Instagram tips to help you get the most out of it. New apps [...]

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Is It Time To Scrap Your Website For A Food Truck Facebook Page?

Ok, so the title may get food truck owners thinking that this article is going to explain why your website needs to be replaced with a food truck Facebook page. Well, don't act too quickly. [...]

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Responding Properly To Online Customer Feedback

Whether you’re a food truck, concession trailer or food cart, customer feedback matters. But it can be tough to navigate online customer feedback. Which reviews are valuable and which are unreliable? Consider the following when [...]

Cause Marketing

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Meatless Mondays And Your Food Truck

Each week new Meatless Monday participating restaurants and food trucks are popping up worldwide. To do our part in supporting Meatless Mondays we believe that sharing information, recipes, and news about vegetarianism and leading a [...]

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Giving Tuesday And The GiveNetwork

The Thanksgiving weekend is the official kick-off of the winter holidays and gift buying.  We’ve all overdosed on a combo of family, turkey, potatoes and desserts.  Before the dishes had even been cleared, the conversation [...]

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The Grilled Cheese Truck: Fighting Hunger & Getting Vets Work

We’ve all heard of THE Grilled Cheese Truck of Los Angeles.  It’s been everywhere in the media over the years.  It’s one of those success stories that America loves to hear – “Local guy makes [...]

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Join The Fight And Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

“For all they have achieved throughout life and for all they continue to accomplish, we owe older citizens our thanks and a heartfelt salute.  We can best demonstrate our gratitude and esteem by making sure [...]

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Get To Know Your Customers – Win a $500 Gas Card

It’s Get To Know Your Customers Day tomorrow.  This official day is occurs on the third Thursday at the beginning of every quarter.  Rather than “celebrating” an official day, we have a feeling that this is more [...]

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Food Trucks And Shark Awareness Day

July has a lot of fun “awareness” days.  In fact, today is “International Nude Day” and “Shark Awareness Day.”  International Nude Day may not necessarily apply to any food trucks unless you get a random [...]

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How Does Your Food Truck Cheer Up The Lonely?

Today is Cheer Up The Lonely Day!  You may wonder why we’d cover a “holiday” like this?  Well, that’s an easy response.  Mobile Cuisine, along with the GiveNetwork and GiveMobi, has been promoting Fighting Hunger [...]

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Win A $500 Gas Card While Fighting Hunger In America

Even though you didn’t win the $500 gas card this time, we’re giving you another chance! Register your truck to Fight Hunger In America by August 30 and you will be entered for the drawing [...]

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BONMi Food Truck Wins $500 For Fighting Hunger

Congratulations to BONMi!  They have won the $500 gas card from the GiveNetwork/Mobile Cuisine food truck initiative - Fighting Hunger In America! They are one of the many food trucks that have signed up to [...]

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Grilled Cheese Truck is Fighting Hunger In America

We’re super-excited!  The Grilled Cheese Truck has joined in Fighting Hunger In America!  The Grilled Cheese Truck, consistently ranked the best food truck in LA, is now helping raise funds for Meals On Wheels Association [...]