Actualizado: 31 ago 2021
With low investments and minimal risks involved, Food Trailers are now becoming the
popular choice for opening a restaurant business, especially for first-time restaurateurs. Here are some facts that will help you understand the bebneffits of a food trailer over a regular restaurant.
Benefits Of Running A Food Trailer Over A Regular Restaurant
1. Food Trailer Require Low Initial Investment
A food trailer is considered to be a high-profit food business idea, mainly because it involves a much lower investment than a sit-down restaurant. This alone is a competitive advantage of running a food trailer instead of a regular restaurant as the money you save in setting up can be used for other operations like marketing or menu engineering. The only main cost is buying your trailer (you can buy a food trailer here with us at THE FUD TRAILER COMPANY).
Next, you will need to outfit your trailer with the right equipment, including exhausts, grillers, heat lamps, and any other specialty equipment your particular food needs (you can buy from us at THE FUD TRAILER COMPANY any kitchen components you need, and we will also INSTALL THEM FOR FREE when you buy your FOOD TRAILER with us).
2. Food Trailers Involves Relatively Low Operation Cost
Owning a restaurant requires you to invest in expensive utilities, hire a wide range of staff including cooks, cashiers, servers, kitchen managers, cleaners, etc., and pay property tax if you are the owner of your real estate or monthly rentals if the property is on rent. Hence, it becomes imperative for you to keep your operations cost, especially the hidden costs are may be bleeding your restaurant dry.
On the other hand, the operational costs of a food trailer are month-to-month and limited to food, supplies, and gas. You don’t need to have a full staff; just a small team will do, and most of your taxes will be much lower.
Repairs and fixes required in a restaurant can also burn a hole in your pocket. There is no denying that a brick and mortar real estate requires continuous maintenance. Maintaining furniture, electrical appliances, and other kitchen equipment, restaurant decor, leaking pipes or ceiling, etc., all require a lot of effort and of course- money.
Food trailers, on the other hand, can do well with just a little maintenance and repairs here and there over time. WE CAN EVEN HELP YOU KEEP YOUR TRAILER RUNNING, you are part of the FUD TRAILER FAMILY now, so don´t hesitate on giving us a call for assistance.
3. Food Trailers Attract More Customers
With better quality food (as compared to the street vendors) at a marginally lesser price, Food Trailer have become the latest fad among the consumers as well.
Inexpensive: Almost all food trailers are pocket-friendly; a meal at food trailer starts from as low as $5dls .You can target audiences that cannot afford a five-star restaurant, yet desire a scrumptious, quality meal. Since the food costs are low, you can please your customers with budget-friendly meals.
Health and Hygiene: Food trailers are a safer and healthier alternative to street food. Food from street vendors is generally considered unsafe for consumption. With growing health consciousness, more and more people are switching to alternatives like small restaurants and food trailers.
Here in THE FUD TRAILER COMPANY we guarantee that your FOOD TRAILER will have all the health department codes up to date son you can pass inspection (in any county in the US) and you can start making money since the first day you get your food trailer.
4. Food Trailers Can Experiment with Location
Restaurants rise and die with their location. Around 60 percent of new restaurants fail within the first year. And nearly 80 percent shut before their fifth year of operation, and one of the primary reasons being the poor location and high rentals. This is why you must choose wisely while going for a food trailer or a restaurant.
Fortunately, Food Trailers are immune to this problem, they are mobile, and you can choose the location of your food trailers as per your choice. If your services do not seem to work well at a particular location, you can move to some other location and see if your business model is capable of thriving there.
You can use this mobility of food trailers to attract potential customers as well. Being a food trailer, it will be far more comfortable for you to take part in different events and food fests so you can introduce your dishes to your potential customers. You can also strategically change your location on a daily or weekly basis depending on the rise and fall of footfall in some areas.
Just remember to choose your location which is easily accessible (for cars and other vehicles), and sees ample footfall.
5. Food Trailers Allow You to Build (Or Expand) A Brand
With a mobile food trailer, you can build your brand at a smaller level before expanding into something more significant, such as a sit-down restaurant or possibly franchising your trailers.
The dynamics of food trailers are entirely different from those of a sit-down restaurant. Analyzing the best location, trying new recipes, modifying plans and menus can be a lot easier in a food trailer model as compared to a restaurant. Since sit-down restaurants are of a fixed nature, it can be difficult and expensive to change your brand name and image if needed.
A food trailer allows you to have better control and more flexibility. This is seemingly the best avenue for first-time entrepreneurs since they can research, and experiment with their model before they venture into establishing a sit-down restaurant with high investments and risks. After gaining comprehensive knowledge, you can then dive into a conclusion about what would work best for your sit-down restaurant. This knowledge will help you in your business expansion.
The future of food trailers seems to move high on the profit. If the revenue growth continues to grow as estimated, there are tremendous scope and growth opportunities for entrepreneurs who already are, or wish to step into the food trailer business.
SO GO AHEAD ASK FOR A QUOTE NOW AND STAR MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR OWN FOOD TRAILER, WE FINANCE... SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?