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February 11, 2012 5:30 PM Subscribe
Help me understand the business of food trucks.
posted by beepbeepboopboop to food & drink (13 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I have recently become obsessed with running my own food truck lately. I have zero experience in the food industry and no capital to put towards this, so I know this is mostly a pipe dream. Still, I'm curious to know about the business of food trucks.
Here's what I love about it: Not being tied to a particular location or hours of operation; not having to worry about reservations, decor or managing a lot of staff; and the food is most always unpretentious and friggin' delicious.
What are my blindspots here? How different is running a successful food truck than running a successful restaurant? I know it's generally a terrible idea for amateur chefs to start a restaurant, but is it better or worse to start a food truck?
I'm based in Vancouver if that matters, but I'd be interested in hearing from anywhere. Thanks!