Hey Mikey, Hows everything going??? take a look at Chefbubas Trailer, it is set up like the front line of a restaurant. There is no reason he shouldn’t be required to be inspected like a restaurant. He has worked in this business for many years and know how to give the HD what they need. My argument is, if you want to play the game, get the right equipment, as he did. All of the HD carts are VERY limited in Refers, prep areas, storage, knowledge of food handling, and many other areas. The HD cart is, what it is. Its a glorified steamtable on wheels. If you want to be a bigger player, then get the equipment to match…….Billyb
No argument there, as that is what I am doing, but on a smaller scale.
I have a spot picked out right now, a beer, wine, liquor and lotto store with a huge easy in and out parking lot with 15,000+ cars and trucks a day easing by at 45 mph, just before you reach the e-way and town. It is a main drag for the locals coming and going to work along with heavy traffic from Lansing and Ann Arbor. The owners are interested and want to know more. I am going to work on that over the next few weeks. I want to get the trailer and pull it into their lot so they can really take a good look at it, and know that I am serious about making this work. The trailer should be ready this week.
I pitched “the plan”… My presence will get them more business and I pay for my utilities, no rent and I keep the parking lot clean. They were actually excited about the deal, which they should be, as they serve no food, just a few of those nasty pre packed sandwiches and they know that they are losing business because of this. Location baby! And I figure if I can grab .05% of that 15,000 I am in the money!
I believe it will be beneficial for all of us, and I have an “in” with the city (town) in regards to setting up shop. Just need to drive to CT to get the trailer.
And the best part, it is four miles from the house! Keeping toes and fingers crossed!
On edit: Here is my little trailer: www cartconcept.com/food-vending-trailer-7212.html I still cannot post links…
Sure it is small, but that is what I want, as it is a stepping stone in my book, and these little guys hold their value. I went to CT to see the build, my God, this thing will be here turning a profit for someone when I am long gone. And I can tow it with my Jeep. It is unobtrusive and 100% Stainless Steel inside and out including the rivets holding it all together. The Peterbilt of concession trailers in my book.
If I cannot make money in this, I have no business in the food business.