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Summary It has become a trend for people searching for custom food trucks and catering trailers for sale. Why? The industry is booming and significant growth is expected. Catering trailers are hot right now! Experts predict that food trucks are the way of the future. With all of the opportunities to creatively expand, generate business,...
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SUMMARY: You have completed your custom food trailer build and are ready to park, open your window and start selling. It’s an exciting time for any food truck business owner.  During this exciting time, be sure to create a maintenance checklist to keep your investment in best conditions. Your business depends on it. Concession Nation...
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SUMMARY: Have you considered starting a food truck business and are nowresearching the costs involved? We at, Concession Nation, have put together this infographic to give you starting place. Most costs are estimated and will need further researchto determine a more precise cost.  But these give you a good starting place to plan your dream...
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SUMMARY: Ready to buy your catering trailer? Make sure you consider all the options before jumping in.  The following are tips to help you when buying a catering trailer. Concession Nation is also here to help guide you through the decision-making process. Concession Nation has expertly designed concession trailers for a variety of businesses.  Let...
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Summary: Food trailers and food trucks both have their advantages, one will suit your business needs. You can discuss your needs with Concession Nation to find which one best fit your business goals – they have created over 1,500 customized trailers and trucks since 2006. They know this industry! Visit https://www.concessionnation.com for more information. VIDEO:…

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There are so many types of food truck businesses you can start. Concession Nation is thrilled to work with new food truck business owners. Let us build your dream food truck or concession trailer.  Call us today at 888-390-4479 Food trucks come in all shapes and sizes. They also come in all kinds of flavors….

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Do you know which type of concession trailer is the right one for you? Here’s a quick video to help you understand the top 5 factors you should consider when buying a custom concession trailer. What is your trailer style? Brick Oven Pizza Trailer Gelato Truck Pizza Trailer Smoker Trolley What is your type of…

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Let’s clear up some myths about owning a food truck. MYTH #1: Running a successful food truck business is difficult Anytime someone wants to leave the 9-5 job to start their own business, the first thing they hear is that will be hard.  Is going to a job you don’t like and leave exhausted easy?…

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Here are 3 ways a food truck or a concession trailer help existing restaurants: Marketing Advantages It can serve as a Roaming Billboard all over town. Create sampler-style plates and include restaurant brochures or cards to market your menu. Test new recipes out on the truck. More Revenue Opportunities Expand your catering services by going…

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Do you want: loyal repeat customers flocking your concession trailer’s window? your customers raving about your food and sharing it on social media? to be well-known locally for great cuisine and service? Set yourself up from the start to become everyone’s favorite mobile eatery. Step 1: Get the word out! Market your business everywhere. People…

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Food Trailer

Summary: When owning concession trailers, you want to protect and maintain the water system for proper use.  If you are in a cold-weather state, you’ll want to make sure to weatherize your system like you would your home’s plumbing or a recreational vehicle. Concession Nation offers training videos on how their custom-built concession trailers for…

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Summary Dessert trailers and food trucks today are serving wide varieties of gourmet desserts and sweet treats. They are fast, easy, and satisfy quick cravings.  Dessert trailers can satisfy the need for a quick sugar fix, whether it is cupcakes, crepes, or traditional ice cream. Dessert trailers or food trucks make a sweet business venture!…

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Summary Are you considering starting a new business around a food truck? Are you thinking about expanding your existing business with a food trailer? The idea of having a food truck business is exciting and fun! But, don’t skip doing your homework before you dive in headfirst. Keep in mind that proper planning will help you create…

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Summary   Food trucks provide an affordable, customizable, adaptable and revolutionary business model that most restaurants can use. The mobile kitchen industry is growing rapidly and providing entrepreneurs, restaurateurs, urban planners, and corporations increased revenue, expanded reach and growth opportunities. Across the board, industries are being challenged with customer desires for increased mobility, flexibility, specialization, and on-demand service.  The food industry…

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Summary The food truck industry has greatly increased since 2008. Included in this infographic are some facts about how much the industry has grown, what experts are projecting, and who are the consumers.  Food trucks and other mobile kitchens had a resurgence in popularity after the 2008 crisis. 2008 – Financial crisis occurs. Mobile food services has a boom in…

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Summary:  With so many options to choose from for your new mobile restaurant, how do you know which food trailer for sale is the right one for you? We would like to help you understand the top five factors to consider when buying or building a custom concession vehicle. Take some time to think about…

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Summary   Insurance for a food truck or trailer has some unique aspects—it isn’t like insuring a car or house. You need to have a conversation with your insurance carrier about what your policy covers or doesn’t cover. You can use these questions to get the conversation started.   VIDEO  You will need insurance for your food truck no matter…

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Excited to start a food truck business but not sure what kind to start? Let us recommend that you consider a Coffee Truck for your entrepreneurial dreams. Why a Coffee Truck? Besides the fact that the coffee industry is worth over $100 billion across the globe and it is the second highest commodity in the…

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Most of the time when you hear about a new food truck or food trailer, you’re typically hearing about an entrepreneur who said, “goodbye” to his or her day job and starting to work for themselves serving up new and great food or beverages to the community. Or you hear about the latest franchise or...
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Being new to the food truck business is always exciting. Once you establish regular locations and build up your customer following, you will want to start expanding your service to increase your profits. There are two ways to accomplish this: private catering and participate in events. Private Catering Catering trailers are now being hired to…

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What do Dollywood, Isle Casino Pompano Park, The Meadows Casino, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, The Lodge at Suncadia, The Willcox and Xanterra Travel Collection (the largest national and state park concessioner in the United States) have in common? They have all added food trucks and/or food trailers to their business’s food service. Dollywood If…

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Franchising a business can provide expansion capital. Additionally, offering a ‘business in a box’ to motivated entrepreneurs is the best way to grow and grow fast. While the franchise builds, revenue can increase by learning from other franchises how to offer and promote mobile food trucks and trailers as an add-on service. Franchises That Expanded...
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WATCH VIDEO The ice cream melodic truck of your childhood has amped up to a whole new world of variety and opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. Welcome to the modern-day ice cream food truck or trailer business. A world where the only limits is your imagination. What are the Cool Facts? Ice cream food trucks of...
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INVEST IN A WAFFLE TRUCK September 5, 1955 in Avondale Estates, GA, two neighbors, Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner, opened the first Waffle House. They named the restaurant after the menu item that brought in the most profits – the waffle. Today, they are open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. According to...
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With so many different types of trailers available, there’s no limit on what type of food or beverage business you can launch. Here are some variety of concession trailers for sale. BBQ Trailers Whether a local fair, an outdoor wedding or the next hog festival, barbecue is being served up everywhere. Your concession barbecue trailer...
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WATCH VIDEO With the food truck industry booming and the trends not showing to slow down anytime soon, there are so many new trucks hitting the road.  So just how does a new food truck stand out from the pack? Here are the six ways to successfully attract customers to your food truck: 1. Catch...
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With startup costs for a food truck business being lower than a brick and mortar business and the trend of these mobile cuisine still rising, now is the perfect time for budding entrepreneurs to get started on owning their own food truck business. What are the necessary steps for starting a successful food truck business?...
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You’ve heard that the “Food Truck” industry is estimated to reach a record $985 million dollars this year.  Now you’re joining the ranks with other food trucks and trailers to get your slice of the income generating pie.  Or maybe you’re a restaurant or franchise owner who has heard about the rising trend of others…

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If you have ever attended a local food truck invasion event and watched the food businesses work fast and furious to get the orders out as fast as they came in, you may be wondering, “is a food truck business a good investment?”  Should you call in your two weeks’ notice and start your own? …

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Summary: The design of your food truck’s wrap is very important for your marketing.  You want to make sure that your branding is visible, your truck itself is visible and that you have colors that align with your food.  Concession Nation has expertly designed food trucks and concession trailers for a variety of businesses.  Let…

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Summary: If you are looking to significantly improve your food truck business in 2019, there are a few areas that you should focus. Homing in on specific goals and improvements will help you make real, beneficial progress toward your personal and business goals. This infographic provides some quick suggestions on focus areas for food truck…

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Aspiring restaurant owners are sometimes so focused on a brick and mortar restaurant that they forget that there may be other opportunities to achieve their dreams. Opening your own restaurant requires significant capital, which makes it out of reach for many entrepreneurs. A food truck, on the other hand, may be just the right balance…

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Deciding what type of food trailer business can be a daunting decision sometimes.  But opening a pizza food trailer business is a no-brainer. Why Pizza? First, let’s start with the star of the show – pizza.  A pizza business offers a variety of benefits to business owners who are either just starting out or are…

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Summary: Are you a backyard grilling master? Is your BBQ second to none? It may be time to take your skills and put them to use in a new BBQ business. You do not have to resort to an expensive restaurant to market your abilities. You have other options! Use a food truck or BBQ…

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In season one’s finale of The Great Food Truck Race, which took place in New York City, the two remaining contestants were tested in all five boroughs of the city. The overall challenge was to make $500 in four of the five boroughs. They had to move from the Bronx to Queens, to Brooklyn, to…

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The Great Food Truck Race features food truck competitors from around the country. They are provided with a food truck and resources to experience what it would be like to own and operate their own food truck for several weeks. A total of $50,000 to invest in their own food truck is prize. They are…

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A food truck is a significant investment financially.  You need to work with a builder that will understand how to use your investment wisely and who has the experience to build your food truck to work for your business model. Having the right food truck is essential to your mobile food business’ success. Below are…

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Customer feedback is, by far, the most valuable information that can help grow your food truck business. Communicating with your customers can appear to be a challenging sometimes. Customers may not always want to come straight out and tell you how they perceive your business, what they want, or how you can improve. Instead, you…

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“Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Mark Twain It takes a special kind of person not only to own and operate a food truck business, but also be good at it. Having your own food truck and running your own business can…

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For the past 20 years or more, the food truck industry has ballooned into mainstream popularity. A report put out in December 2018 by Off the Grid in San Francisco, has researched this phenomenon. According to them, the industry is expected to grow by 20% in 2019. Today, that sort of business growth seems remarkable….

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There is a lot that we can do to make our mobile food kitchen business a successful one. 1 – Fully Embrace the Mission of Your Food Truck Define your purpose for being in the food truck business, outside of obligations and making money.  What is the strong motivation that compels you to have your…

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There are so many considerations to run through when purchasing a concession trailer. We’ve pinpointed 5 items below, but this is hardly a comprehensive list. If you have more questions about what’s involved, feel free to give us a call. Finding the right concession trailer for your business requires careful consideration and planning. You should…

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As an existing brick and mortar restaurant, you are always seeking to find ways to expand your bottom line. Whether it’s increasing marketing strategies, changing up the menu, hosting events or expanding your catering, you should be finding ways beyond the normal day-to-day business to grow. Have you thought about adding a food truck or concession...
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You came up with a great concept or recipe to start your own custom food truck business? And, after searching online to prepare yourself for your great success, you run into a bunch of naysayer articles telling you how difficult it is and how previous owners want to call it quits? Before your your dreams...
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Hiring employees for your food truck is like hiring for a brick and mortar restaurant but there are more considerations to think about. For example, in a restaurant you have a front of the house (host/hostess, servers, bus persons, etc.) and a back of the house (cooks, dishwashers, etc.). In a food truck or concession trailer, you have...
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Recently, Concession Nation had the wonderful opportunity to custom build a food truck designed to be a mobile kitchen and a classroom. Sodexo, a leading food service company that specializes in serving schools and their students, is partnering with the Francis Howell School District to provide practical work experience for their older students. Why is this...
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Concession Nation partnered with Sodexo to custom design and built a fleet of specialized food trucks for their use with their customers. One example is a food truck designed for a school district in Missouri that will not only cater to select schools but will also serve as a classroom for older students looking to...
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Here's the story of how we helped two national baseball teams design and develop customized concession trailers. It was a long, 56-season wait for the Houston Astros world series win in 2017. It was unquestionably a good year for the team. Of course, as the 2017 National League East Champions, the Washington Nationals did not...
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Regardless of how well your business is doing, it can always use more increase in sales. Whether you are just starting out or you are looking for more opportunities to grow, there are still new and better ways to make your food vending business more profitable. If you are operating a food truck or concession trailer, you can use...
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Taste of Louisiana Food Trailer
On the reality show, The Great Food Truck Race, seven teams compete for a grand prize of $50,000. Each team has a very different background and a very different approach to food. By watching these contestents, we get to learn what works and what doesn't. This week we're learning about what it takes to develop successful food truck menus. For...
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Technology is racing faster and faster every day. It touches every industry across the country. The food truck business is no exception. Every day, food truck vendors deal with technology whether they realize it or not. Most technology that affects food truck businesses occurs in their marketing, but even essential sale functions are boosted by technology. With all the...
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Some experts argue that the location of food trucks are even more important than the menu. That may very well be true, as experienced food truck owners know that something as simple as parking on the wrong side of the street or not having an awning to provide shade or protection from rain can undermine their sales for...
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Food trucks and concession trailers can be stand-alone businesses, or they can be an add-on to existing food businesses. Food trucks can be a great way to boost business when you already have an established food company, whether it is a restaurant or a catering business. For one Chicago-area company, adding food trucks helped increase...
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Summary: Both concession trailers and food trucks are complete kitchens, and they each have specific benefits for the mobile food industry. One gives more personal mobility, while the other gives more ease of mobility. Both concession trailers and food trucks are complete mobile kitchens with specific advantages. Concession Trailer Benefits More working space – interior...
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Taste of Louisiana Food Trailer
 Todd Bossier is founder and owner of Basin Bayou (https://www.basin-bayou.com). Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Bossier opened his Texas catering business in 2014. This family style caterer, specializing in lunch and dinner catering, offers authentic Louisiana Cajun/Creole flavor to the Permian Basin in southwestern Texas. “We started out with basically a cook-out trailer,” remarked Bossier,...
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Reality shows – we have a love/hate relationship with them, loving some and hating others. Hotel Impossible on the Travel Channel, however, is a well-loved reality show, where Anthony Melchiorri and his team help struggling hotels receive extensive makeovers – everything from physical presence and ambience to management and financial skills of the owners/operators. The show premiered...
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Owning your own Concession Trailer or Custom Food Truck business can be freeing and exhilarating. There are a great deal of things to keep in mind when starting such a business. We, at Concession Nation, want to make sure that you have all that you need to make your concession trailer or food truck business...
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Churches and non-profits are always looking for ways to expand their community outreach, whether feeding the homeless, helping those in the midst of a disaster or spreading the word about their organization through community giving. Many outreaches are finding that taking food to those in need is a better alternative to the needy having to...
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Meet Newlyweds Corey & Mindi Crocco, owners of Flair of Country Catering & Event Planning from Johnstown, PA.  Their story reads like a Fairytale. We first met this Dynamic Duo when they purchased their 1st Catering Trailer from us in April 2015. No doubt what-so-ever, upon meeting them we knew that with their combined passion,…

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FOAR (FREEDOM ON A ROLL) is a Food truck built by Concession Nation in 2013, owned and operated by our customer Rick Massa. At the time Rick had recently relocated from New York to Plantation, FL. He was toying with the idea of buying a food truck. Although like most newbie’s he was not entirely…

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Thinking of buying a pizza trailer? 3 billion pizzas are sold annually $40 billion in revenues 94% of Americans say they eat pizza regularly And there is no faster more efficient and responsive way to reach this growing number of pizza lovers than with one of our custom made mobile pizza ovens for sale or...
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By Concession Nation Although we encourage all food trucks to partake in the organic trend, we’re not oblivious to its challenges. The main benefits, as you probably know, are that organic foods promote better health and environmentally sustainable practices for the land. But can you serve all-organic dishes all year round, and how? We have…

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By Concession Nation It’s not too late to jump in on the food truck craze that’s sweeping the nation. That trend is here to stay. So, if this is an entrepreneurial venture that you’re seriously considering, there are a few simple steps to starting a food truck to keep in mind as you begin to...
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By Concession Nation What social media channels is your food truck actively using? Do you know how these channels are affecting your business's sales and customer base? If so, we hope the answer is positive. The best thing about food truck social media is that it’s free and all of the best channels have built...
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By Johnny Diaz, Sun Sentinel The whirs and hisses of drills and welding torches carry outside a warehouse tucked away in a Fort Lauderdale office park. Inside, rows of step vans and delivery trucks are being reborn as food trucks. As mobile eateries have flourished in South Florida in recent years, food truck builders have also…

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