The choir says amen!
Just make sure also if you can cook & work electrical magic...your landscape is also staying as friendly as possible. This "new" food truck revolution is the best thing since sliced bread...but it can also cut you to shreds if not carefully keeping in touch with what's going on around the neighborhood.
I know two people featured on Eat St. that are gone now. That's the part you don't see coming when all you see is happy faces lined up....and the fun delicious food being created with a smile. The rug got yanked from under many in Hoboken...and I know a few food trucks in NYC that were built & costly needs of a license put them in at 70K and asking (praying) for 50K at this point. People having a can't miss menu that is being revised...because they missed. No follow-up updates on those programs...usually. Just on to the next good story.
Every one of them said noooo not me....some whistlin' past the graveyard. But there's no way not to keep that in mind...considering the high failure rate of restaurants. Food trucks are not immune to that. It's just early enough in the process and being framed for television & print that everyone wants it and many will not survive it.
You have to be very careful...very good...and very lucky. It's a business of urgency on every level...across the board.
I know many take pride in their builds...and they should. I know many people read them and think wow pure gold. I can do that....and some can get a little OTH....underfunded & overwhelmed.
This all started with a guy named Dom.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/09/18 00:15:23