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Food Trucks for Fairness Campaign Revs Up in Protest of New Orlando Regulations

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Yesterday One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment reported on the new food truck regulations in Orlando. It’s no surprise that these regulations haven’t gone over very well with local food truck operators and patrons and already a grass-roots campaign has started on Facebook  called Food Trucks for Fairness. The campaign just started today and already has over 500+ likes. Here’s what it’s all about according to their page:

A group of food truck operators, loyal customers, local businesses and anyone who supports the rights of licensed food truck operators to run their businesses with the same freedom as any other Orlando business.

Currently the group is speaking with Orlando city officials at the staff and elected levels. They’re attempting to gather all interested parties whose goal is for food trucks to be recognized as legitimate businesses. They state that they deserve to be treated fairly, like any other business in Orlando, and help support growth in the community.

Be sure to check out the Food Trucks for Fairness Facebook page and to read more about the new Orlando food truck rules and regulations, check out this article from The Daily City.

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment works with a lot of food trucks and we’ve seen how hard the owners grind to make a living. They work just as hard as any other business. And anyone who’s been to a food truck rally has witnessed the fantastic community environment they bring along. Here’s hoping the city of Orlando rethinks their regulations for such a thriving culture of businesses.

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What to do if Your City Has No Food Truck Regulations

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The mobile food tuck industry is blowing up across the U.S.! There hasn’t been a trend this large in the food service industry since paper plates. Municipalities are doing their best to keep up with the trend, but most cities haven’t set in place the necessary laws governing this culinary revolution. Each city regulates food trucks in a different manner, so while you’re researching the laws in your city, see if there are any laws put in place yet.

You might be living in an area that hasn’t yet approved its first food truck. If this is the case, you may need to spend a lot of time working with city officials to determine what the current vending laws will allow you to get away with. Don’t waste time and money setting up a food truck that doesn’t abide by the current legislation – demolishing your dreams before you even get started.

Vending laws are typically based on the old ice cream truck model. These laws normally allowed the selling of prepackaged food within select residential areas during restricted times. If you’re hoping to sell cook-to-order gourmet food in your city’s downtown district during lunch time, it might be impossible if you don’t work and collaborate with city officials to rework these laws.

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment recommends that you reach out to a local attorney who’s knowledgeable about the food service industry. This attorney should be able to interpret for you the current state and local laws that regulate mobile food vending. The proper attorney can even assist you in the development of a revised set of regulations you can work with city officials to put into place.

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Start Up: Food Truck Menu Tips

Previously we looked at some important things to keep in mind while developing your food truck’s menu: concept, competition, and originality. Now we’re back with a few additional tips that can help you boost your menu’s vitality even further.

Be sure that your menu items are not difficult to prepare. There are not tables, no waitresses, no courses. Your menu needs to be prepared quickly. People are lined up outside of your food truck, not sitting comfortably at a table enjoying a glass of wine. You’re going to have to remove any menu item that bogs down the wait time. You can still offer a great presentation with simple menu items!

In order to keep food spoilage to a minimum, you should use ingredients in more than one dish. This will also help stretch your budget like Armstrong. This is easy to do, for instance…if you offer fries with seasoned salt, offer seasoned baked potatoes or seasoned burgers.

Don’t get too crazy with the menu offerings. Stick to a core selection of dishes and be realistic about the variety you’re going to be able to whip up in a short amount of time. On the average, most food trucks off between six and 12 menu items.

As with every other aspect of your food truck, keep your finances in mind when experimenting and researching your menu. You don’t want to use the cheapest ingredients available, but you don’t want expensive dishes to curb your truck. Balance your pricier ingredients with more affordable ones and you should be fine.

And, of course, the equipment you’re cooking on is crucial. That’s where One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment comes in. We’ve got a plethora of mighty fine used food truck equipment that will suit your wallet and desires. No matter what kinda menu you’ve got, One Fat Frog has got the equipment for you. From fryers to undercounter coolers, from griddles to prep tables, from high fives to soul hugs, One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has it all!

All of our used food truck equipment comes with a 30 day parts an labor warranty and gets cleaned and tested by our certified staff of in-house technicians.

To help save you money, our easy financing program can get you all of the used food truck equipment you need while helping you stay in budget! Low monthly payments around $200 to $500 a month! No one will be turned away no matter what shape their credit is in! One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment wants to finance your food truck! Read up more on our financing plan here: http://onefatfrog.com/financing.htm

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Marky Ramone Has a Food Truck!

Marky Ramone, drummer of the legendary punk band The Ramones, is now in the food truck business!

On the side of the truck it says “More Balls Than Most,” which describes the menu.

Marky Ramone’s Cruisin Kitchen serves 4 different types of meatballs: Italian (beef), Asian (pork), American (turkey) and Mexican (chorizo) meatballs. Each one has an applicable sauce and condiments for the cuisine. An order is $7, and you can get it either “in a boat” or on a roll. You can catch up with the truck as it cruises the streets of Long Island.

I saw Marky play in the short-lived band Furious George when I was in high school. Ahhh, the good old high-school days.

If you’re in the market for some used food truck equipment, come on into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment and check out our selection of used food truck equipment. Everything from used flat griddles, used range ovens, used fryers, to used commercial refrigeration!

One Fat Frog • 11473 S. Orange Blossom Trail • Orlando, FL • 407-480-3409

Used Food Truck Equipment & Financing Available!

Food trucks are ridiculously hot right now. They’re the biggest thing to happen to the foodservice industry since plates. If you’ve been thinking about starting up your own food truck, or are already zooming around town feeding the masses, come into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment and check out the selection of used food truck equipment!

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has loads of used restaurant equipment that would be perfect for your food truck! One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has got used flat griddles, used charbroilers, used fryers, used under counter coolers, used under counter freezers, used range ovens, used conveyor ovens, and much more! No matter what kind of food you serve, One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment has the used food truck equipment for you!

One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment offers an easy financing plan – no one will be turned away! One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment is the only used food truck equipment dealer in the nation with its own in-house finance manager! He can get you approved no matter shape your credit is in! One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment also welcomes quick cash deals and package deals towards the entire stock of used restaurant supplies!

Come into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment today and get started on the path to the food truck of your dreams!

Learn more about our easy financing plan and download an application here: onefatfrog.com/financing.htm

One Fat Frog • 11473 S. Orange Blossom Trail • Orlando, FL • 407-480-3409

Orlando Food Truck Seminar; Food Truck Equipment

On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 5:30 to 8:30pm a seminar is being held in Orlando all about the ins and outs of the food truck industry. Guest speaker Bonnie Lease will be there, talking about how food trucks operate and what is required when organizing one truck or dozens. Lease will also be discussing how to use social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook to further promote your food truck or food truck bizarre!

The event will be taking place at Efreight at 1038 West Arlington St., Orlando, FL 32805. CLICK HERE to register.  http://www.cvent.com/events/bring-it-back-food-basics/event-summary-7cab93e7a0b84c68be57796b73662958.aspx

Whether you are just starting up a food truck or have a well established food truck, come into One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment and check out the large selection of used food truck equipment. One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment can even help you plan out your food truck from inception to execution. One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment can get you financing for your food truck for all of the food truck equipment you need! Have the sweetest food truck on the block with the selection of used food truck equipment available at One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment – your one stop food truck stop!

One Fat Frog • 11473 S> Orange Blossom Trail • Orlando, FL • 407-480-3409