Noodles on the Loose
Cute Truck! I hear you on the small size. And I thought I had it bad, my truck is 16' bumper to bumper. :)
It's very difficult especially for a first timer like me! This site has been invaluable, there is tons of info/advice, I just wish some of the members were not such search nazis. This is a difficult forum to navigate at times but building this truck takes the cake. My kitchen is 88" x 69" (7'-4" x 5'-9") " />
I highly suggest taping out or using cardboard cutouts within your space to represent your counters, equipment, etc. If you can set the actual items inside without actually installing them, all the better Then move around as if you were cooking and serving. If you are planning to have more than just yourself in there, have someone else in there with you. Imagine your storage, your cash box, etc. Will each of you have everything you need for your respective roles in reach or will you be tripping over one another crossing paths. Take personal preference into consideration as well. If you have to turn to listen to someone, do you prefer to look left or right. I'm hard of hearing in my right ear, so it was important for me to have my left side toward my order taker and customers as much as possible.
I spent many hours working with layout to come up with what I think is a very efficient layout that will allow me to manage by myself, and allow me to have up to four of us inside (two order takers, one prep and one cook). One other thing to note if you are doing something where you will be busier than normal and need extra space, an order taker can stand outside freeing up room for prep inside.