A NEW OPTION TO STARTING A FOOD BUSINESS
A passion for creating great food is probably one of the best reasons to go into the food business. However, there are so many other considerations that have to be taken into account before one embarks into this culinary journey.
Passion may be one thing, having the ability to create a consistent and varied menu is quite another. Should a chef and cooking staff be hired or can it be handled personally. Then there is the question of venue. Location, location, location. This is key to any successful business.
A new trend in the food business quickly gaining popularity today is the food truck. There are many advantages to running a food truck business. The biggest one of which is the considerable savings in start-up cost. Then comes to location, unlike the running of a restaurant, you can always pack up and drive to different locations at any time. You can even choose different locations at different times of the day to maximise business. Catering for functions and parties become a delight when your entire “kitchen” is mobile. A food truck also provides very flexible working hours. As the food truck is purpose built and compact, very few staff is required.
As with any type of business, the running of a food truck does come with a few setbacks. For starters, business volume has a direct relation with the weather. Rain for example puts a huge damper on business. Customer loyalty too is highly dependent on the predictability of the truck’s presence in a neighbourhood. The truck has to be well maintained to avoid breakdowns. As the food truck business is still in its infancy, misunderstandings can sometimes crop up with the authorities. However, this problem is slowly going away as the business gets better regulated.
One company that is taking much of the problems out of operating the food truck business is Flaming Wheels. It has come up with an innovative, fun yet simple way for you to run a food truck business. Flaming Wheels is Malaysia’s pioneer in quality meals on wheels. For more information on how you can realize your dream in owning your own food business, give them a call today!