For our next client spotlight, we have Lexylicious, an ice cream sandwich truck from the east coast. Alexa Hesse, founder and owner, answered some questions from us below:
Food trucks have exploded with popularity over the past decade, it is now hard to go any crowded public place without seeing at least one. But besides serving roadside on busy streets, you probably have noticed that food trucks have been popping up at more and more events, large and small. This trend is awesome because food trucks are perfect for all types of gatherings. If you are thinking about getting a food truck for your next event, here are some tips to make sure everything goes smoothly!
Food trucks and breweries have become almost as synonymous as peanut butter and jelly or burgers and fires. People love their local brewers, but many breweries don't have food options. So gourmet food trucks and breweries have built a symbiotic relationship that boosts business for both all while satisfying the masses. Selling at a brewery can bring tremendous sales to your food truck, but it can be hard to get in if the brewery already has established relationships and food truck schedules. Here are a few ways you can secure your spot and secure steady income by working with your local brewers.
There are many cities across the country that are known to have a large collection of food trucks. Denver, Austin, Seattle, and LA are some that come to mind immediately. One Pacific Northwest city in particular, has quickly risen to be one of, if not the most popular food truck cities in America, and that city is Portland, Oregon.
For our next client spotlight, we are showing off a new member of the Insure My Food Truck family from The Lone Star State. Texas is one of the most popular states for food trucks and trailers, according to Forbes the state accounts for about 6% of all food trucks in the country! With so much competition only the best trucks stand out, and of those is our new client, Gobble-n-Go.
When it comes down to it, your employees are working for you so they can get paid. In a perfect world, you could pay your awesome employees a six figure salary, because we know that you (and your staff!) feel they deserve it. However, there are other ways to get some extra cash in their pockets. Tips are always welcomed by your hardworking employees, and there are different methods that can be used to try to maximize the amount they receive.
Almost every business has a way to generate more revenue very easily, food trucks are no exception. Every food truck I have ever visited typically sells add-ons, drinks and sides, but rarely am I asked to upgrade my meal. There are most likely three reasons your staff are not asking. They are either ignorant, lazy, or scared
So you want to start a food truck... Great! Food trucks can provide amazing opportunities for expansion, restaurant ownership and a way to get your name and signature dishes in front the public. They still remain one of the fastest and least expensive ways to start a food service business. However, before you drop thousands of your hard earned dollars or take out a loan to start your food truck, consider taking a temporary job or volunteering to shadow a current food truck operator before you make the jump.
If your a food truck owner you probably don't have much spare time. It's difficult to squeeze in everything you have to do during the course of any given day. However, food truck maintenance is not something that you should neglect. It will end up costing you much more in damages and time lost by not regularly performing maintenance of your truck.