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Start Up: Food Truck Financial Guidelines

Last week One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment looked at how to forecast the expenses for your food truck. We hope we helped you with this task in starting up your food truck and we hope we changed a few lives along the way. Creating financial projections for your food truck is an art and a science, neither exact ones. So this time we’re back with some more financial tips for food trucks. These are some of the fundamentals to help you compile financial information a bit easier.

• Using spreadsheet software to project your finances will make things much simpler and smoother for you. Spreadsheets provide great flexibility and allow you to change or forecast in a cinch and weigh in with different scenarios. Excel is the most commonly used spreadsheet software out there. It’s easy to learn and use and comes with a great support plan from Microsoft. Check it out.

• It’s pretty much impossible to get things right the first time. In financial business planning it’s essential to factor in different scenarios, including emergencies – like if a piece of equipment breaks down, for example. Explore these different scenarios and determine what works best financially. Keep cranking out the spreadsheets until you find a reasonable and affordable result.

• Breaking your forecast down into different components will make your life a whole lot easier. For example, instead of lumping together your monthly food sales, project for individual meals. $10,000 in food sales should be divvied up into 1,000 meals at $10 each. This will make it easier for you if you change your menu prices.

• While getting financial advice from another food truck owner is a great idea, make sure when you present your business plan that your numbers are your own. There are far too many variables to consider to be using another food truck’s forecast. As the food truck owner, your the one responsible for achieving your objectives – so you have to be the only one behind the numbers you present financial backers.

• Always. Be Consistent. ABC. Make sure your financial plan is consistent with the rest of your food truck’s business plan. If a backer discovers that the numbers don’t gel together, you’re going to be thrown out on your keester. Remove any inconsistencies.

One aspect of the food truck finances you can save on no matter what is the food truck equipment. One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has helped dozens of start-up and established food trucks get all of the used food truck equipment they need! No matter what kind of food your serving up to the drooling masses on the street, One Fat Frog has got the affordable equipment you need.

And through our simple and painless financing plan you can get what you  need for cheaper than you probably forecasted! No one will be turned away from our financing program no matter what shape their credit is in! You can get everything you need for a dominating food truck for $200 to $500 a month! Find out more about our wicked easy financing plan here: http://onefatfrog.com/financing.htm

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Start Up: Developing Your Food Truck Menu

Developing a successful menu for your food truck is going to be the difference between street domination and losing the air in your tires. Your menu items will do more than keep your patrons stuffed and happy. Menu items will also help promote your business, help you stand out from the competition, and keep your food truck fresh in the minds of patrons. Your menu items must present your brand’s image and make people want to recommend you to their family, friends, and co-workers. Even their worst enemies if you’re really, really good.

Your food truck’s menu should be original while also satisfying the wants of patrons and filling any gaps in what the competition offers. Your menu should also match your concept and atmosphere – creating a perfect storm of a dining experience that will keep your patrons returning again and again.

It’s important not to confuse your customers with random menu items. If you’re serving up BBQ food, you wouldn’t want a black sheep like banana splits on the menu. Let your menu reflect what your food truck is all about.

If you’re selling ethnic cuisine, make sure that your entire truck and menu reflects that culture.it’s perfectly fine to fuse together two different cultures, as long as it makes sense to your taste buds.

Keep in mind what menu items you may have in common with the competition. Research what the competition is offering and if they offer menu items similar to yours, add a twist. Change up your ingredients and flavor dimensions to get patrons coming to your truck instead of the others. If your competition offers frozen french fries, make yours from scratch. People will appreciate the difference and keep coming back, frothing at the mouth for more.

Your menu will also reflect your hours of operation. If you’re serving up breakfast items, your patrons will expect you to be open during the morning hours. And if you’re slinging burgers, they’re gonna want to see you open during lunch and dinner time.

If you need reliable, affordable food truck equipment to ensure your menu’s success, then head into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment. We’ve got a tremendous selection of both hot and cold line items suitable for food trucks. Whether you’re serving up BBQ or ethnic cuisine, One Fat Frog wants to help you get all of the equipment you need.

The One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment financing plan has helped countless food trucks get equipped and burn up the streets of Florida. We work with all kinds of credit, so don’t sweat it if yours isn’t in the best shape. Read up more on our easy financing plan here: http://onefatfrog.com/financing.htm

Come on into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment and let’s talk about your food truck’s menu!

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Start Up: Competition in the Food Truck Business

Just like running an actual brick and mortar restaurant, economic competition is fierce in the food truck business. Commonly, it’s a friendly competition in which food truck owners frequently collaborate on events. Since food trucks can constantly move to wherever the hungry masses may be, brick and mortar restaurants oftentimes see  food trucks as having an unfair advantage.

Competition shouldn’t always be seen as a negative thing. The challenge of competition does keep you from getting too confident and the pressure to perform is good for ingenuity. If some food truck rolls into your turf, offering similar menu items, then it’s time to show what your made of.

Competition is a great way motivator for your creativity. Menus should be constantly improved, modified, and diversified with distinct products to keep the customers lining around the block.

You’ll also have to be creative on the advertising front as well. Even if you have a huge following in the neighborhood, advertising is a way to stand out from the competition. Social media advertising is essential. Many food trucks will use Twitter to alert customers where they can go to chow down.

Competition means you’re going to have to keep your prices reasonable. This concept doesn’t sound so hot, I know, but when it comes to dining customers are always looking for decent value. If you find your profit dwindling in the battle of price changing, consider using different ingredients or suppliers.

If you find yourself in need of some affordable food truck equipment, then your best bet is One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment. We’ve got a massive selection of used food truck equipment suitable for nearly every kind of truck. No matter what you’re cooking, One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has got the goods you need at prices you’ll love.

Whether you need a flat griddle or a broiler or a fryer or a undercounter cooler or a…you get the point. Whatever you need, One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has got it. We offer several ways for food truck owners to save on their food truck equipment – keeping them comfortably within their budget.

So no matter what your food truck equipment needs may be, let One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment help  you keep two steps ahead of the competition!

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