Food trucks have been a source of growing interest for the food and restaurant industry, and for good reason. First-time entrepreneurs will find a much lower barrier of entry to the business starting a food truck.
Before you hit the road and chow down on new business ideas, it helps to consider your options. First of all, are you buying a new, customized food truck, or going with a used one?
You’ll want to design your food truck layout so it uses space efficiently, keeps your staff happy, and enables your customer experience.
Equipment & Layout
Purchasing a customized food truck instead of a used one puts you in the driver’s seat. With a new truck, you get to decide the equipment you use, the layout, the bells and whistles—everything. Otherwise, you’re left with [...]
Marketing is one of the most important aspects of your business. This is how you get your name out there to the people. After all, if no one has heard of your food truck, how are you going to grow your business?
Build your brand
Your food truck is a moving billboard for your brand. Make sure your truck has a branded identity that is easily recognizable and pairs well with the food you serve. It doesn’t make sense to brand yourself like a 50s diner when the only dishes on the menu are Japanese noodles. This doesn’t mean that you can’t be creative with your styling; just make sure your creativity flows in the same vein as your food theme.
Operators in the food industry have very strict requirements they need to follow to avoid product contamination. Machinery and tools used in the catering and restaurants, must meet strict hygiene standards. Stainless steel is almost always the only choice in these sectors, thanks to its resistance to corrosion.
The European Framework Regulation (EC) No. 1935/2004. lays down the general safety requirements for all materials and articles that come into contact with food. The regulation also ensures that they do not change the nature, substance or quality of the food.
The European Framework Regulation has provided certain rules and guidelines when it comes to the use of food-grade stainless steel products to produce food. If the specific grade of stainless steel is known and used accordingly, [...]
Deliveroo, Uber eats, Wolt, Just eat, Bolt, Doordash, Postmates, Instacart, Seamless, Grubhub, Goldbelly, Munchery, Eat 24, Zomato, Amazon Restaurants, Swiggy, Lyft an many other on the market.
Food delivery, once a thing of indulgence, may now be a necessity in the age of lockdown. Despite this insanely sad state of affairs, the one thing people still have to do is eat.
In a cloud kitchen concept, operators prepare, package and deliver food without providing any dine-in facility to end-consumers. It relies entirely on third-party integrations or home delivery orders placed on call or through a website.
The names may have changed from being called a delivery kitchen, ghost kitchen or dark kitchen and a famously known as cloud kitchen.
Cloud kitchens are being considered as the smarter way to run the [...]
With our modular building construction solutions we are able to deliver quick, modular and trendy facilities for any eating or drinking establishment.
We manufacture fully equipped modular units that are suitable for the business activity in this sector. We have designed perfect mobile and modular prefabricated skeletons that provide various services: small bars, sweet shops, self-service restaurants and other types of restaurants. Design and size vary, and you are always free to choose and personalize. High-quality materials with natural elements, in-built installations and high standards of energy efficiency are constant in our offer.
All public catering services must meet the requirements of food safety and hygiene inspection and have the appropriate certificates.
The location, design, layout and construction of food premises and the choice of fixtures, fittings and equipment are [...]
The food prepared and cooked on the street dates back to the dawn of civilisation, around ten thousand years ago. These were a kind of mini-kitchen facing directly onto the street, used for selling all types of cooked food, particularly stews of farro, beans or cicerchia. And thus street food has evolved over the centuries in parallel with our civilisation. In these times of globalisation, street food is often the last bastion of a place’s traditions and identity.
Authentic food experiences making travellers catch the uniqueness of each single regional cuisine Across the globe, street food, sometimes also synonymous with fast food, has become an important part of daily life as local population increasingly struggle to keep pace with their hectic lifestyles.
Various types of gourmet and regular street food can [...]
We all know that food delivery is the hottest trend in the industry right now. But what if you could get a whole restaurant delivered? It’s not a fantasy.
From supper clubs to food trucks to immersive dining experiences, temporary food experiences have become a thriving part of urbanised culture around the world.
The rules of the trade have certainly shifted. Street food markets and food trucks have also levelled the playing field for passionate foodies to build businesses from humble beginnings.
Pre-engineered steel buildings work especially well for restaurants.
The best chance for a competitive advantage is to have your restaurant open its doors as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in the restaurant industry and by opening sooner you can start generating revenue and see a return on your investment faster. The most efficient [...]
Food on wheels is a growing trend. It’s not just drawing a new crowd of eat-on-the-street customers, it’s bringing in big bucks too.
The food truck industry is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of hard work to get where you want to go with your food truck and your business. You can expect to work a whole lot of hours, expend lots of creative energy, and learn a whole lot about how to run a small business. You have to have a drive to succeed.
Before taking the food truck plunge, there’s a lot of research to be done. Finding the right truck for your business is crucial.
Our advice? Don’t purchase the cheapest food truck you can find, because that mistake will be costly [...]
Food trucks are famous for their unique twists on the usual foods, and for just making food fun.
Did you know that crafting your food truck menu is the most important thing you can do?
The best part about food trucks is that you can take them pretty much anywhere, to constantly attract new customers, whether it be a food truck rodeo, setting up near a business district during the weekdays, or finding hungry shoppers near a shopping center.
It can be hard deciding what to serve at your food truck. You may have too many ideas or not quite enough. Simple food truck menus boost business. Unlike a traditional brick and mortar restaurant, you are working with a smaller kitchen and a smaller staff. Thorough planning to come [...]
A 1969 model Type 2 Bay Window (T2) A dutch businessman who was responsible for importing VW Beetles out of Germany and into Holland in the 1940’s had a moment of inspiration that he sketched out on a piece of paper. The sketch was of a new type of vehicle that would build upon the effectiveness of the Beetle but with more commercial applications. Over the years, countless edits were made to the initial T1 design, with modifications to the rear air-cooled engine, the wheels, the doors and the vehicle’s passenger capacity being just a few. The Volkswagen Type 2 T1, also known as the “Splitty” or the “Splitscreen”. It got its name from the dual panel window on the front of the van and still [...]