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    anyone with experiece owning/operating a food truck?

    just a business idea i've been looking into. seems easier than a traditional restaurant. i'm thinking sandwiches, steak/seafood with a french theme. perhaps drive to minor league baseball/d-league and collegiate softball/football games. truck and hardware couldn't be much more than a new 5-series, licensing should be trivial. since there's no rent involved, i could park it on the sidewalk during off-days. have a few chefs in mind, i wouldn't be cooking.

    thoughts? i guess i'm just itching to pick up a new ride and at least with this it could make some money. i lived in paris for a month last summer and was amazed at the quality of food they were able to push out of tiny (i mean tiny!) kitchens.

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    No idea but events are where you make money with these. I've seen some epic food trucks at beerfest and was amazed at the quality of food they were pumping out.

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    it costs about $1000 to call an in-n-out truck, so i'm thinking with a decent setup and good venues, should be straightforward to net $1000/event. probably wouldn't even be that much to get started, an old truck and the cost of remodeling a kitchen.

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    some of these guys have alot of money into these trucks to modify them to hold the extra weight.. i know in the area around me they only allow like 3 trucks per location and it seems like not all the locations are that profitable
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    at berkeley they had food trailors parked outside school (with a truck towing to/from) but not present otherwise. that could be an option.

    i'm fairly established as far as house/cars and cash flow. just looking for something to get into. what i like about this idea is that you don't have to work everyday. pick some good venues, open shop a few days a week and park it other times. that's the most common complaint i hear from restauranteurs: money's good but it's a working prison.
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    did some googling, spec-ing out kitchen components... i roughly estimate purchasing/remodeling an old truck and refitting it with viking-grade components, could probably put it together for 20k. or a 20k to build a trailor and then just pick up an old pickup truck to tow it. that's like a honda accord lol

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