Yes, it would be nice if real diamonds were part of the interior of your food truck, but we’re talking about a diamond-look for walls, counters and floors. The material is easy to clean and extremely durable. Call to get an idea of the cost and interior options.
We build food trucks and concession trailers for clients in South Florida, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville.
We also convert or restore RVs.
Happy New Year!
It’s been a busy couple of months for use. First, we moved to location with more on-site storage for RVs and food trucks. Then, we began developing new service areas through a network of local businesses.
If you’re in the Tampa, Florida area, give me a call to talk about your ideas and how we can help you put a food truck or concession trailer in motion in Tampa, Clearwater or Bandon, Florida.
The idea of “food trucks” used to conjure images of ugly gray trucks that sold unhealthy greasy food and doled out empty calories. Boy, have times changed. Now, popular chefs, successful restaurateurs, and quirky foodies are all getting in on the act.
What were once known as “roach coaches” have become some of the most sought-out food eateries in major cities. If you’re looking to start your own small business – and you don’t want to go the traditional office or storefront route – then you might consider starting a food cart or food truck.
But while this business type is fun to run, it’s no easy task. Some of the most successful owners report 60-hour work weeks. The rewards, however, can be great – from media attention and social media fans who swarm when you arrive, to the satisfaction that you’re providing a decent meal to the hungry.
If these goals and working style draw your attention, consider this ten-step plan for food truck success.
Click here to read: How to Start a Food Truck Business
What’s next for South Florida’s food trucks?
Two years ago, fewer than six food trucks existed in South Florida. Now, there are more than 120. Keep track of them with the Sun Sentinel food-truck directory. Food Truck Directory
In November 2009, Jim Heins sent out his first tweet as owner of Latin Burger and Taco.
He’d spent the previous year in the Caribbean, much of it in St. Bart’s, where Jimmy Buffet was inspired to write “Cheeseburger in Paradise” after spending time in a dive bar called Le Select.
“I should open a hamburger restaurant like the places I like to hang out in the Caribbean,” Heins remembers saying on his return to Miami. Within months, Heins had created what is believed to be the first food truck in South Florida. Before long, about a half-dozen food trucks roamed the streets of South Florida.
To see a schedule of where some of the food trucks will be, click: Food Truck Schedule
The list is on the Great Food List website, a site dedicated to showcasing South Florida’s best restaurants, food trucks, cafés, bakeries, ice cream shops, local foods and other fine eateries. Our goal is to establish long lasting relationships with the local food community, while also becoming a valuable resource for residents.
Check out: GreatFoodList.wordpress.com
A related story on Chow.com entitled Diary of a New Food Truck Owner discusses the importance of noise suppression. Diary of a New Food Truck Owner is an ongoing series where we talk with Meg Hilgartner, co-owner (with Siri Skelton) of a fledgling San Francisco mobile soft-serve ice cream business called Twirl and Dip. In this installment, Meg and Siri wrangle with the Health Department, learn how to make window screens, and explain how easily they could become the scourge of a new neighborhood.
Chow.com is an excellent source of food-related stories, recipes and tips, including video.