What about the appearance of a 20ft RV trying to sell you food? Will it work?
I was going to gut out all the stuff I didnt need. It already has a prep area,fridge, stove, hot water, cabinets, sinks, a hood. I can cover all the counter tops with aluminum or steel and do the same for the siding. Sanitation doesnt seem like a problem too me. I worked in plenty of dirty kitchens and its mostly workers not the kitchen. Now im 25 have a record worked mostly in food prep and service. I worked as a sub contractor cleaning hood exhaust so I been in plenty of dirty kitchens and have no problems cleaning them. I helped numerous restaurants pass inspections now I didnt know all the rules, I was just cleaning but picked up little tips.
I have a feeling the city people will treat me like a joke. But im real tired of being replaced by Guatemalans that work for half the price. Im good with money and manage to save with low paying jobs. I run and design websites for a hobby. So ill have no problem making a website and marketing it.
For food i was going wholesale BJ, Sams Clubs,Walmart etc. For the fried chicken i plan on using the same supplier as a former restaurant I worked at. THey were 2 oz breaded strips and were tasty. Theres also to local butchers one is more beefed based and the other is more Italian flavored.
Supplies I found cheaper on the internet in bulk and there's a food wholesaler next door to me witch sells fresh produce and napkins, oil, containers, etc.
I didnt want to sell subs and salads cause of waste but I figured the local business employees would want something healthy. They can be prepared before and just add meat and dressing. I also have recipes for home made salad dressing from Italian place I worked at but its not worth the time. I was going to make the sides at home and lie about it. The sides are more for the flea market and Ill use whatever is leftover for the weekly route.
I plan on getting a spot at a flea market in a different county they average 2k visitors a day, year round every weekend. In my area they have a farmers market but its small. Theres only one hot dog cart downtown. And at the flea market a few juice vendors, hot dog , burgers, and sausages.
I will be the only one with fried dough, chicken, salads. Something easy to make and noone offers is cannolis.
My city is 3 miles squared with 30k people so its very populated for a small area. We have a bus station and a ferry from long island where the rich people come to Ct for the casinos. But when they get off theres nothing but parking lots. I have a spot secured accross from the court house. We have a huge hispanic population so I thought of tacos, burritos, beef patties.
Theres a event that attract 300k people over a 3 day weekend. They shut down two streets and fill them with vendors. Its 500 a day but Im moblie and ill drive around the whole thing and avoid the fees. Theres a large office complex that rents out there parking lot. I want to talk to them directly about parking there. Its less a then a mile from the event and is a good spot where people with small kids go to avoid the shoulder to shoulder crowds that are downtown. Im sure I can break even on this event alone.
I contacted SCORE a group that helps new businesses they told me to contact the Zoning Commison first.I was going to meet the healt dept first. I called the health dept but they wanted to meet to discuss specifics. I dont think they have the answers about the hood either.
The guy from score said he could help me get finaceing but I dont think the lendors would be willing unless I went with a legit food truck.