Hi all, I've been a caterer for the last 15 years and have always done off site catering, especially corporate. What are your experiences with food trucks? Are they worth the investment? I've heard it's hard to get contracts to serve factories, hospitals and job sites. I've also heard if people in your area are not used to food trucks they see them as dirty or are afraid to try them. It would be nice to take a kitchen with me to an outdoor event but is it worth the extra costs, education (commercial driver's license in my state) and odd hours?
P.S. I'm not taking about doing concessions at country fairs, I would like to appeal to the working class demographic in my area offering hot subs, salads, chips, fruit and drinks right outside of their workplace at shift changes and lunch times.
Plus I don't think I can pull off a trucker cap. A captain's hat yes, but that's an a different conversation entirely.
Thanks for any experience,