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So You’ve Got a Recipe and You Want to Sell a Food Product

So You’ve Got a Recipe and You Want to Sell a Food Product
SO YOU'VE GOT A RECIPE AND YOU WANT TO SELL A FOOD PRODUCT

You’ve been making this recipe forever and every time you share the results, someone says, “Wow, this is so good! You should sell it.” And that’s where you gets stuck, because you have no idea what to do next.

When you’re at this stage, at the very beginning with no clue what to do next, you don’t know what you don’t know. You don’t know even know what questions to ask. Eight years ago I was in your shoes. I needed help; I knew I needed help, but I didn’t know where to turn.

I stumbled along, making mistakes, spending money I didn’t have and sometimes getting lucky and finding solutions that worked. I looked for help from people who’d “been there” too. Shari Fitzpatrick, founder of Shari’s Berries, and I had a conversation during which I recall asking the most intelligent questions I could come up with. She was very kind in sharing her experience, but in hindsight, and to my point, I’m not sure I got as much as I could have out of that conversation. First because it was only about 15 minutes long and more critically, because I wasn’t sure what to ask. I wonder if she hung up from that call thinking, “ha, good luck to that girl ’cause she does NOT know what she’s doing.”

Eventually, I managed to piece together enough of what I needed to know to get the right incorporation, licensing, business and liability insurance, registration for sales tax, space in which to bake, ingredient, packaging and shipping vendors and so on. Quite possibly, I may have (unknowingly) violated some laws. This was not the fast track, but there wasn’t any other way, and I was determined to keep moving forward!

There is plenty of information “out there” about starting a …

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How Do I Know I’ve Found The Best Food Truck Business?
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How Do I Know I’ve Found The Best Food Truck Business?

HOW DO I KNOW I'VE FOUND THE BEST FOOD TRUCK BUSINESS?

Not everyone who offers a meal on the go is in the same class. To find the right mobile food truck business you have to do some research. Do you want a concession business like the one on every other corner? Or do you want to be the food concession that offers a fresh and unique menu that stands in a class by itself?

You go into business for yourself because you want to turn a profit. In order to do that, you have to choose your operation wisely. A good mobile food truck system will provide all the necessary tools, resources and advice to ensure that you get out of the gate quickly and successfully. Trying this on your own will certainly lead to many missteps and wrong turns. Do you feel you have the time and money to risk going it alone? So before deciding on anything, find an industry leader who has a training program in place and systems designed to save you years of trial and error.

The best mobile food businesses have a proven business model that is built and designed to attract customers from a wide segment of the population. They provide you with training from the day you sign your Franchise Agreement and support for as long as you are in business.

Where lunch customers once had to settle for frozen-flat, tasteless burgers, frozen fries and sandwiches with few options, the best mobile food concessions offered hand-patted Vermont beef burgers and healthy choices such as a variety of fresh wraps. They have grown exponentially each year and continue to surpass expectations even in a dismal economy.

When you choose to partner with the top mobile concession franchises, you will be running a mobile food business with heart. You and your staff will have …

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