You’re definitely excited, curious and serious about starting a food truck business. But do you know anything about trucks, let alone food trucks?
First and foremost, it’s important to choose a food truck that will support your business goals and allow you to make progress toward achieving your dreams. Therefore, you need to make up your mind whether you need a brand new truck or used truck. This write-up will help you note down information that is essential for you in terms of the kind of equipment and the type of truck you should be aiming for. Let’s turn the gas stove on and grill up your food truck search by exploring different types of vehicles you can choose!
When you find someone selling burgers or fresh salads with fruit-inspired dressings on the side of the road, chances are that the vendor is working out of a food truck. Food trucks offer plenty of space and lots of flexibility. As a result, many mobile restaurant owners go for food trucks. Typically ranging in size from 14 feet to 34 feet, food trucks have room to cook and serve onboard. Food trucks offer many aspiring street food vendors the perfect way to serve their tasty creations. You may still be required to prepare and store your food before hand so that you’re not in a situation in which there are many consumers waiting in a queue and blocking the side of the road.
Food trucks can be parked in multiple locations throughout a shift, which is certainly one of the biggest advantages. The only disadvantage that a food truck experiences is this that local brick-and-mortar restaurants may not be happy with you operating too close to their business.
Essential Equipment for your Food Truck
After figuring out the amount of space you need and what you’ll be serving your customers, you’re ready to start looking at food truck listings. An exhaustive list can help you get a head start as you figure out what you’re looking for. If you see an item on this list that you’re not familiar with, look it up
Here are some of the most common pieces of equipment that you may want to include in your food truck.
- Freshwater Tank
- Fan Motor
- Interior Lighting
- Plumbing System
- Disposal System
- Drain Boards
- Hand Sink
- Compartment Sink for Dishes
- Exhaust Hood
- Freeze Space
- Food-Safe Prep Place
- Stoves, Grills, Fryers
These are some common equipment that you may require for your food truck. And most of these equipment will come standard in the food trucks you’re looking at. However, you may need to install some of your own or pick and choose between the pieces of equipment that are most relevant to your business. Don’t forget to contact Heavy Duty Direct if you want to serve food in any one of our listed trucks.