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post #61 of 81

Good Day Ron;

Years ago, say about 30 or so, food truck were every where here in all the industrial corridors, Engineers Rd, Peters Rd, France Rd and all the in between constructions sites.  Now a days you don't see any.  There is a company in Slidel, I think anyway, that possible may still operate a concession truck operation (dispatch and supply).  I haven't spoken to him yet to see if he's still in business or willing to share his information.  I was thinking he may if one is possible going to use some of his services (wink wink).  Presently I live in the LaPlace area and am a Union crane operator who is wanting to shed all the BS associated with my present line of work and mandatory taxes.  I am just starting to look into the possibilites of a mobile food truck route.  If you'd like to exchange ideas that would be real cool. lburgau@aol.com

 

Have a good day.

LBurgau

post #62 of 81

Seems to me that one of the reasons why there are fewer food trucks is due to the increased amount of regulation. Larger businesses force them out of town with permit processes (3 steps of approval at least where I live!) and fees.

post #63 of 81

interested in the food truck for sale in mio michigan

pls contact me

 

 

post #64 of 81

Are you talking about the one that was listed 2 1/2 years ago?.....I doubt you will get a response!

post #65 of 81

I am currently looking into food trucks in houston. My biggest concern is if it is something i can be profitable at and what the return on something like that is in this area. obviously that is a main concern of many people but there is alot that goes into the planning of something like this. I have a good concept its just timing and money that im waiting on. good luck in youre ventures.

post #66 of 81

What area of West tx are you focusing on? im assuming by your name you are big into bbq. so is your concept going to be BBQ?

post #67 of 81
Yes I am interested Please send me more info. Pics length year mileage etc.
post #68 of 81
Very good info from some of these posts. Still not sure if I can cook in my kitchen in fl though, lol! I am a chef of 13 years and my wife and I are cockering moving to Virginia beach and starting a mobil kitchen. I am familiar with the rules for temporary stands for festivals and events but does any one know how the area is on food trucks and the commisary regs. I have found bits of info but nothing solid. Any info on the subject would be much appreciated.
post #69 of 81

Im in Michigan and looking for a truck with a stove. Send me a PM for my email. Thanks

post #70 of 81

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post #71 of 81

ya was up there how much i live here in mi ( threerivers)

post #72 of 81

Hi I am very interested in seeing the food truck. I am currently working in one but it is not mine. I am going to start my own business and I need a food truck. Please PM me my name is char 

Thank you looking forward to hearing from you. If you can send pics thanks

post #73 of 81
I ned help someone i wantu food to be tasted by someone famous. i want my own restraunt but i am 20 i will have money next year i might put in a request as a private cook for someone cool.
post #74 of 81

I am located in NY and have not had any problems with regulations, the key is to make sure your builder is following local codes during the build. Contact your local health dept and fire marshal, many areas now require fire suppression systems. Have the truck built right from the beginning and you won't have any issues. My builders Fancy Food Trucks based in PA were amazing to work with from start to finish.

post #75 of 81

hi i'm inquiring about your bros food truck for sale.  is it still available. does it come with equipment  etc plz e-mail pics  thanx   gwennie

post #76 of 81

Are you inquiring about the one listed almost 4 years ago?

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hi i'm inquiring about your bros food truck for sale.  is it still available. does it come with equipment  etc plz e-mail pics  thanx   gwennie

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post #77 of 81

Building a food truck.  Have the chance to choose a gas or propane generator.  Any suggestions?  Pros and cons?

post #78 of 81

I am also looking to get into the industry but I have some questions. I also live in South Florida.

1) If the concession trailer has a full Kitchen ie. fridge, stove, oven multiple fryers hoods, fire suppression system etc...do I still need a bricks and motor kitchen ie commissary.

2) Where do you dispose of your used frying oil.

3) How long does it take to get a license.
4) If I rent a small warehouse space with electricity can I store my food products in the trailer fridges and or fridges in my warehouse space. 

post #79 of 81

1) If the concession trailer has a full Kitchen ie. fridge, stove, oven multiple fryers hoods, fire suppression system etc...do I still need a bricks and motor kitchen ie commissary. where I am in California, yes

2) Where do you dispose of your used frying oil. a guy picks it up and converts into fuel for his vehicles

3) How long does it take to get a license. what kind of license?, business, tax, resale, health department, etc.
4) If I rent a small warehouse space with electricity can I store my food products in the trailer fridges and or fridges in my warehouse space. where I am in California, no

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post #80 of 81
This May or may not be useful -

Food truck economics:

http://blog.priceonomics.com/post/45352687467/food-truck-economics
post #81 of 81
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Originally Posted by FrankieG View Post
 

I am also looking to get into the industry but I have some questions. I also live in South Florida.

1) If the concession trailer has a full Kitchen ie. fridge, stove, oven multiple fryers hoods, fire suppression system etc...do I still need a bricks and motor kitchen ie commissary.

2) Where do you dispose of your used frying oil.

3) How long does it take to get a license.
4) If I rent a small warehouse space with electricity can I store my food products in the trailer fridges and or fridges in my warehouse space. 

 

All perfect questions to be answered by Your Health Dept.

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