Re:Need some advice... Fryer
This past summer I stopped at a food trailer named "CurbSide Grill" I figured this must be a fried crap mobile. I walked up to the trailer, nice looking fellow came to the window, I asked what kind of fried crap do you have. The nice looking feller told me he offered, Hot Pastrami & melted provolone cheese on Amoroso Rolls, hot Philly Cheesesteak, Char Broiled fresh made hamburgers,ch burgers and bacon cheeseburgers, dbl cheeseburgers, he also offered a super burrito special. I asked this nice looking fellow, So you don't only sever fried crap, you offer a chef quality prepared food operation, with all the food coming off the grill and charbroiler, fresh, hot, and juicy. I was amazed at the quality of the food this fellow turned out of this food trailer, he also offered some fried crap to go along with his quality fresh made, hot off the fire food. The french fries were fresh cut, the onion rings were hand made batter dipped.
I guess the point of me telling this story is, it doesn't take a whole bunch of talent or knowledge to serve fried crap. This operator worked many years in all kinds of Restaurants and Catering operations. This operator didn't just wake up with an idea, spend $60K on a food trailer on a wing and a prayer. The reason why he has a successful operation is, he worked for many years, with all kinds of menus, serving all kinds of people, under all kinds of conditions. This is the recipe for a successful operation.
This Forum is a place to learn, ask questions, and understand that the food service business is more than making a good stirfry dish one night, then spending 50K the next day to open a business. If some tough love is given in a forum, take it and let it make you tougher. If you have a good idea, experience, a well thought out plan, and want to start a business, just realize more people who enter this business fail then succeed. Chefbuba is just being realistic, trying to tell the OP, this may not be the best idea, fried crap is fried crap. This forum isn't about being a cheerleader, its about learning the harsh realities" you can loose your life savings on your idea". .......................The Trailer I stopped at on the Washington Coast, was run by a nice looking fellow named Craig, he also goes by the name Chefbuba in this forum...............pnwc