A food truck business is a good idea if you want to be your own boss and set your own hours while selling something that you think customers will enjoy. However, there are several ideas for food truck businesses that you need to think about before you begin planning so that you operate a truck that you will enjoy seeing each day. When you walk around your town or drive down the streets, look to see what kind of foods are offered and what other food trucks are selling. Walk around a food truck event to see if there is something that isn’t offered. This can help dictate the products that you sell.
One idea that you could try is BBQ. It would probably be easier to make sandwiches instead of trying to sell full plates of BBQ to customers. However, you need the proper heating and cooling stations inside the truck to keep the food at safe temperatures before it’s sold. Another option would be hamburgers and hot dogs. These are simple foods with few side items to go with them that are easy to serve to customers. You can set up a truck with these foods at a park, sporting event or at an amusement park, selling several meals in one day.
If you have a sweet tooth, then a cupcake truck might be an option. There are quite a few trucks like this across the country, but if you offer a variety of flavors and designs, then you’ll probably do well in the business. You could also include cake pops with the cupcakes so that customers have something a little different to choose from instead of just handheld cakes. Another idea if you like sweets would be to sell miniature pies. You would need to have a way to bake the pies or have an idea as to how many you would need for the day so that you can bake them at home. You can usually set up a food truck anywhere as long as there’s enough space and you have the proper licenses to conduct business on the property.