Re:What advice would you give someone getting into the foodtruck business
Like I've been telling people for over twenty years who suggest that they want to get into the "food business" try working in the business for two or three years first. It's not like on TV. It's low paying blue collar work. I graduated, over a million years ago, from culinary school with a class of 34. Within two years there were only about 6 or 7 of us left in the industry. Most of the class was made up of young kids or people starting second careers who had watch to much "Food Network". They thought life in the kitchen was going to be one big "bam". They quickly found out that if you like cutting and burning yourself, standing on your feet all day, having no personal life and taking home very little pay then this is the life for you. Now don't get me wrong. If your crazy enough, like me, to stick it out it can be a very rewarding career. I owned three restaurants before being forced into retirement because of a bad wheel a few years back. In a nutshell what I'm saying is "do not go into this with no experience and unrealistic expectations". Remember that three in five restaurants fail in the first year, and that includes chains. Imagine what the rate on failure is for independents. Good luck.