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Starting A Food Truck Business


Walk out of your office building or stroll down the streets of most major cities, and you can’t help but sense the aroma wafting from a street-side food truck. The food truck concept is no longer just a passing fad or trend…it is a $1 billion dollar industry. What makes dining “a la carte” so appealing? Several factors have led to the success of the food truck industry…slow growing economy, shorter lunch hours, low overhead as compared to a brick and mortar location, and mobility. How can you start your own food truck business? First, consider these factors; menu, licenses, startup costs, locations and branding. Sounds simple, right? It can be, with a clear vision and business plan, you can be well on your way of fulfilling your dream of entrepreneurship in one of the fastest growing food related industries.

You may find it hard to believe, but there are a vast number of universities and community colleges offering classes on how to start a food truck business. Some universities have incorporated food truck studies, as either course offerings or workshops, as part of their curriculum. Drexel University has an award-winning program that offers degrees in both Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts & Sciences. Atlantic Cape Community College offers both an Associate Degree and Certification in Culinary Arts. The Community College of Philadelphia offers a non-credit mobile food management workshop and even developed a Mobile Food Truck Management Program. Many online courses and seminars are also available at your fingertips on how to enter the food truck industry.

You have planned your course of study, determined your menu and developed your business plan. Now, you actually need a food truck. This is where we come in. With over 60 years of experience in designing, building and creating mobile food delivery equipment, Custom Mobile Food Equipment is dedicated to making your dreams of owning a food truck a reality. We are committed to “doing the right thing” for our clients and are with you every step of the way. Our quality is unsurpassed and our team of dedicated designers and builders will be by your side from vision to creation and beyond. Contact us today to see how we can partner with you in one of the fastest growing industries…visit our website or call today 609-561-6900.

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