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Right now I am in the process of looking over my 3 surrounding counties DOH information on licensing and requirements. I want to get all the licensing for them out of the way if I want to operate outside the county I ll focus on for random special events I ve already taken care of the red tape.
I have a few areas that I would love to get some feedback on so I can factor them into my business plan.
To build or buy?
I ve done some research and the building of a food cart can be pretty cheap, but is it worth it to just simply buy the cart. I m looking to overtime build out from one cart and I have the feeling if I build them I could save money on the long run.
Does anyone have experience building their own tow cart?
If so what resources did you use for plans?
Would you bother doing it again?
Custom Blend Dogs?
In folks experience can it be beneficial to have a specific bite/flavor profile made by local meat packers to set your cart apart?
Home Made Soda Syrup?
I ve been thinking of getting a water carbonater attached to the cart and then coming up with some custom blends of soda syrups that I d whip up real fast soda jerk style. Has anyone had any success with this? On the flip side has this approach not worked out well for folks?
Business management software
I am trying to find a software that handles employee scheduling, catering planning, food cost/menu management, accounting and such all in one package. The problem I am finding is typically a software option only addresses one aspect of the business. What setups do folks use to manage the various aspects of their business efficiently?
I really appreciate your assistance with the questions I haven t been able to really find an answer to through my searching.