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The Dutchman
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2018/06/19 16:40:42 (permalink)

The Dutchman Foodtruck build

Hi everybody,
 
I have been lurking on the forums for about 2 years now, getting a lot of inspiration on starting my own build.
Bit of a background on me I moved to the US about 3 years ago from The Netherlands to be with my wife who is American.
And I have been working in the restaurant industry for about 12 years, now I feel it's time to finally start showing my own creativity in food rather than my boss his creativity.
 
I am currently still working on my business plan, and hope to get my financing and buy a truck in September.
And will be aiming for opening for business in March 2019.
I am planning on starting a truck to run breakfast and lunch from with a couple of traditional Dutch dishes, and some well-known dishes with my own interpretation.
 
How realistic am I being with giving myself about 6 months to complete the build of the truck?
I will be able to spend between 16 to 20 hours a week on it.
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Re: The Dutchman Foodtruck build 2018/06/20 10:45:17 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby titobandito 2018/09/18 12:22:44
Best of luck to you. Remember that debt is your worst enemy.
 
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Re: The Dutchman Foodtruck build 2018/06/20 17:48:33 (permalink)
Thank you, I am aware of that. But it is either get a loan and start next year. Or wait 3 to 4 years to save up the money for it.
 
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Re: The Dutchman Foodtruck build 2018/06/20 20:47:19 (permalink)
Or start much smaller to even test out your ideas. A tent, a table and some equipment setting up where ever you can find. Starting with a big loan will cause it to be that much harder, and eat your enthusiasm right up.
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Re: The Dutchman Foodtruck build 2018/07/07 19:28:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby titobandito 2018/09/18 12:23:03
Thanks for your thoughts on it hpx!
I have decided not to jump in it with a loan just yet, I have decided to start off with some occasional pop ups at local breweries.
Getting my name known and possibly starting a build in a year or so.
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