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How to Find & Evaluate a Used Food Truck with M&R Trailers | FTE Episode 034

This morning I sit down with Bob Pierson of M&R Trailers. M&R Trailers have built concession vehicles for over 5 years and they have a wealth of experience finding and evaluating used food trucks. I found out about Pierson through the large collection of YouTube videos (links to videos below) he’s produced demonstrating how to […]

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failure rates

Why Food Trucks Fail. Thirty Two Experts Sound Off.

From what I can tell there’s no true consensus when it comes to the percentage of food trucks that fail. But if I had to make a wager on what that percentage would be: Probably somewhere in the ballpark of traditional restaurant failure rates with 60% closing in the first 3-years according to this article. […]

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P.J. Fiske on His First 365 Days Operating a Kona Ice Truck | FTE Episode 033

In today’s episode P.J. Fiske from Kona Ice in South Minneapolis joins me on the other end of the microphone and shares insights from his first 365 days of being in business. Fiske’s story is a bit different than any previous guest of the program in that he leveraged the franchise model to create his […]

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building plans

Why Anthony Salvagno Chose His Food Truck Builder | FTE Episode 032

It’s been a few weeks since I last spoke with Anthony Salvagno of S’wich It Up and a lot has happened since that time, including signing a contract with a builder and writing a $20,000 check as downpayment. Fortunately, Salvagno has assured me he’s not feeling buyer’s remorse (yet)! In case you’re for joining us […]

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How to Start a Food Truck in Albuquerque, NM

You’ve found what I believe is the most comprehensive resource for starting a food truck in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In this guide, I’ve organized resources that have been developed from months of working with Anthony Salvagno of S’wich It Up who launched his own mobile food unit in the city in 2014. In this post […]

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