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Some things to remember when buying a food truck:
- Permits: make sure you can get the proper health permits in your city. Some older trucks are “grandfathered” in to their current health permits and once sold to new owners, the health department may require expensive upgrades to re-permit the the truck.
- Maintenance: Old trucks as well as brand new trucks require extensive maintenance. It’s simply the nature of the business (putting a kitchen in a moving vehicle). Be sure to find some reliable auto mechanics, as well as refrigeration, propane, and generator specialists.
- Additional Costs: Branding, shipping, commissaries, insurance (auto, general liability, workers comp), permits, gas, propane, food, paper / plastics, and staff. Running a food truck business is expensive. In addition to the purchase price of the vehicle, consider the overall costs of operating the business when you’re figuring out the return on your investment.
- Depreciation: Food trucks depreciate. A truck that’s sold for $50k today, will generally be worth less tomorrow. The value of these trucks is in the income they can generate from food sales. With good upkeep and some upgrades, they can hold their value. But, just keep in mind that a good rule of thumb is that if you have to sell the truck later, you won’t get all your money back.
If and when you do purchase a food truck. A good additional free service is FoodTruckRental.com. It’s a site where you can list your food truck for rent (daily / weekly, etc.) as a way to supplement your income from food sales. Check it out.
If you’re looking for legal counsel or business consulting in the food truck industry, a knowledgeable resource is HillerCounsel.com.