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2017/03/12 16:44:21 (permalink)

working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu

Hey guys I'm new to this forum and not sure is somebody already talked about that probably yes. but the deal is. I'm starting a new food trailer still under construction doing everything myself but u know how it goes a dime here and a nickle there so I have some time to work on a solid menu. My theme is going to be Mediterranean/middle eastern cuisine . I am from Bethlehem west bank and I moved around Europe and experienced lots of different tastes. morocco Italy Tunisia Spain France Turkey Greek Germany Egypt. I worked in American Italian and Lebanese restaurants and I do have the prep and line experience. Mobile food is something I've never been into and I know It's different than a restaurant with an easy accessible walking cooler and freezer.
My main Idea was kebobs, Falafel and pulled chicken subs I'm thinking of maybe lentil soup and different kinds of salad. I have special Kebobs and subs and that is not an issue but I feel I'm missing something. Everybody says this is good and the less items you have the better on a food truck. Calling the food truck owners out there I would like to hear an opinion.
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/12 17:21:10 (permalink)
I'm not a food truck owner but I'd certainly eat at a Bethlehem and West Bank inspired truck. It's a food type I truly love and miss, having lived in Israel for years and spent lots of time in the West Bank. Don't forget hummus and Armenian Pizzas (lahmajoun). Those would be big sellers in the US. I bet Turkish salad would sell, too. Salsa's are always good. Here's wishing you the best of luck!
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/13 21:47:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Foodbme 2017/03/15 00:06:29
Thanks a lot for the encouragement Root-Beer Man, Bethlehem food does have a very particular taste to it and thats why I want it to shine hopefully in a food truck at first. I was thinking about the lahmajoun or sfeeha as we call it in Bethlehem but it has to be baked and I wouldn't have an oven on the trailer. you could check my Instagram page Mediterraneanfusion  I got a couple of pictures of hummus and some other dishes there. This project is a big deal for me and it's advancing slowly buy surely. I will let you know when it'd up and running
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/14 00:29:52 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe8808 2017/03/16 22:01:54
Having done some marketing for several Food Truck owners we learned to do a few signature items very well.
Become known for something special and word of mouth advertising will carry you!
Also, be sure to get on Facebook and keep it fresh and updated.
With a limited menu you can push more product faster and keep customers from long waits.
Faster thru put means more transactions. More transactions mean more sales/profits! 
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/14 11:09:25 (permalink)
Thanks a lot Foodbme for the advice. Much appreciated. I have a few signature items that I will be doing and that's what I'm hoping for.
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/14 16:43:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby abe8808 2017/03/16 22:02:08
My friend Sam here in the Rogue Valley is originally from Turkey and has a cart , now more full time since he retired.
No website- but if you type in Sultan's Delight Medford on FB you can see his set up. He labels it as Mediterranean.
You can see what's worked for him. He lived in Europe too. :)
post edited by 1bbqboy - 2017/03/14 21:02:47
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/15 23:04:19 (permalink)
Tanks a lot bbqboy I checked it out. It's a little different than what I'm trying to do but nice setup. I got a couple of ideas from his page
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/16 16:24:24 (permalink)
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Tanks a lot bbqboy I checked it out. It's a little different than what I'm trying to do but nice setup. I got a couple of ideas from his page

I'm pretty sure he would enjoy talking to you. Try calling him or messaging him on FB.
He does our farmers markets and a lot of winery things. He also has his own spot to boot.
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/16 17:08:08 (permalink)
I would take advantage of all the advice I could get. Good luck
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Re: working on a healthy but tasty mobile menu 2017/03/16 22:04:44 (permalink)
Thanks a lot guys. I will definitely contact him. I've been trying to talk to as many food truck owners as I could find
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