What do you need to do in order to run a Mobile Food Truck Business
Step 1. Have appropriate business license.
Food Truck is slightly different from other business, it requires more licenses that are related to health department certificate, vehicle documents, parking request (could be multiple locations), MPM, JPJ, and etc. This can be applied through local authority or government.
Step 2. Possess a mobile truck or select one
Having a truck is needed to open a mobile food truck business. If you already have a truck, then all you need is to modify accordingly. If not, you can consider a vehicle starting from 2200 BDM to 7500 BDM, that would allow you to have ample spaces to store equipment and others.
Step 3. Have an appropriate Food Menu.
The trick to set the appropriate food menu that is based on your target audiences and business location. If your food truck is located near offices or schools, then it will be a face pace business during peak hours and meals should be served quickly. The main menu should contain appetizer, main course, dessert or snacks. This gives the customer a wide range of food options.
Step 4. Prepare a business plan.
Upon having the menu set up, the next step is to prepare a business plan that includes a feasibility study and researches on the market. Make a thorough calculation on how many products should be sold daily/monthly to earn maximum profit. Besides, having your budgets such as initial investment (down payment, bank interest) and ongoing expenses should be covered to avoid budget overflowing.
Step 5. Select a parking location
A location indeed is important for mobile business as the crowd would affect the sales. For instance, school and office areas might have the demand for mobile food trucks. However, crowded places do not guarantee there will be many customers. Contact the local authority to understand the parking restriction to avoid unnecessary problems. Keep in touch with administer to understand food carnival or festival to promote your business and boost up your sales.
Step 6. Maximize Social media and growth
In this trending business, the more network you have, the more facilitates you will have. Networking is important to make your business seen and heard. Use the social media to promote your business and boost up your visibility around your areas. Join the food trucks association and establish good relationships with the members and organizer. Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Tweeter or etc. makes your products closer to customers because customers will have the latest information like new menus, event, and locations. They will support you by giving many useful inputs, tips, and information.