Concession Trailers FAQs

Frequently asked questions about starting a concession trailer business

answered by Concession Nation, a respected Concession Trailer Builder

Fully equipped concession trailers for sale

We are conveniently located on 1821 SW 42nd Way Deerfield Beach, FL 33442.

Our business hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

NSF stand for National Sanitation Foundation, is a requirement for commercial rated equipment.

The concession trailer has a 2 5/16 size ball mounted in the 5′ hitch with a 7 RV blade electrical connector.

Quality, quality, quality, from stainless steel screws that we use compared with zinc screws that other companies use to the extended warranty that we offer we are without doubt the more respected concession trailer company in the U.S.A. Always offering new ideas to the market.

No, we don’t charge for advice. It is our pleasure to assist you with any questions or concerns throughout the entire process of building your custom made concession trailer.

No. All concession trailers are custom built to order, so you may customize your trailer to suit your specific needs.

You can talk to a sales person at 888-892-4299 or contact our sales manager Keith, directly at 1-877-471-4438. Keith is a real concessionaire and chef with over 20 years of experience.

Tell us your menu, needs and targeted audience and we will help, design and layout your trailer to maximize your profits. The more information you can provide us with the better we can assist you.

All concession trailers have common elements, including electric, water and plumbing, commercial hood ventilation and windows and equipment that can be modified.

Yes of course we will. You must contact your local health department as well as your fire marshal whom will forward to you the requirements that we will follow in order to build your trailer to meet all code and regulations.

There are hundreds of different health codes through out the U.S. all codes will require at least the following: 3-compartment sink with drain boards (drain boards vary state to state), hand wash sink, fresh and gray water holding tanks (gray water is normally 15% larger than the freshwater tank). Hot water, smooth, clean wipe able and light colored interior surfaces. Cooking operations will require a commercial hood ventilation system with a stainless steel backsplash and a manual fire extinguisher.

A fire suppression unit is an emergency extinguishing system in which nozzles are placed under the commercial hood over each piece of cooking equipment with an open flame (steam table exempt) if the temperature exceeds a certain amount (normally 450-500) a dry liquid powdered chemical will be dispersed and the gas will automatically be shut-off. This system also comes with a K-class fire extinguisher. Even if your local health inspector tells you that you are not required to have a fire suppression unit check with the fire marshal, he has higher jurisdiction than an inspector. Now remember if you choose not to have this unit installed and you travel out of your local area or into another state where it is required and mandatory, you will not be permitted to open and in turn will now be closed down before the event has even opened. Therefore you not only lose the money you would have made for the weekend but you would also lose your entrance fee. So to put it shortly, choosing not to have fire suppression could cost you a lot more than anticipated.

Many festivals and locations will furnish you with power but many will not. So if you want to be 100% fully self contained the answer is yes. Remembered if you are to loose power at an event of festival the price of a generator would pay for itself in about 3 hours.

It may be 16 feet long or it may be a 53-foot semi trailer, there is never enough room, so think about this when designing your concession trailer. Consider very carefully the options available like system cabinets instead of worktop tables for extra storage of dry goods or adding shelves wherever you can. Remember you never have enough space.

If a trailer is purchased and shipped outside the state of Florida, we do not collect sales tax on the transaction. You will be responsible for paying sales tax to your home state when you register the trailer.

Call us now to get a transport quote. (Ph: 888-892-4299 ext 24).

Yes!…and you should definitely do so because it will help attract business your way!

To explore the world of graphic and design for food trailers, click here

Yes, we do not provide direct financing but have a relationship with reliable finance companies that are waiting to help you. Click here for more

We require a 30% down, 30% upon starting build out and 40% upon completion.

Upon receipt of deposit we will give you the names of publications that cover the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. There publications will give you thousands of shows and hundreds of promotions. There are over 320,000 festivals in the U.S.

The 2 big purveyors are U.S. foods and Sysco, but most items can also but purchased from your local Sams Club, Costco or any wholesale club.

Yes you can. And, if you end up purchasing a food trailer from Concession Nation, we perform an onsite walk through inspection with you to teach you about your trailer. We also offer an LP gas course to learn about propane equipment and safety.

YES! You may want to chock one side of the unit in an angled position so elements will not accumulate on the roof. You may even choose to place it under a car port or shed of some kind to help ward off the elements.

We have lots to say about the water system, so much that we have a whole page about it. Click here

Yes, you can include a bathroom, storage room, walk in cooler, bar, etc. Call us at 888-390-4479 and we will assist you. Your layout or floor plan will show you how the interior will look.

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