After going to the food truck bazaar last night and being a bit underwhelmed I am seriously considering investing in a small "pop up" style setup where I could use a utility trailer to haul the necessary equipment to prep on site and cook chicken and waffles.
I think I have a good idea of the type of setup I'd need to turn things out quickly, and still be able to break down and setup easily. What I am unsure of, are the type of requirements (I know it can vary by area). Do you guys have any experience with this sort of thing? I assume I'd need to obtain a safe food handling license. I wouldn't have a certified kitchen, so if I kept my product in a cooler and did prep on site would I be OK there?
My mind is racing a little but I have a buddy that would go in on this with me, and I think with two of us, the setup, prep, and order handling could go well. I'm a software developer so I'd be able to write my own card processing system with ticket numbers to speed that up and could handle creating a web site and social media marketing.
Would love any thoughts or input from you guys.