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Brett Lindenberg is the founder of Food Truck Empire and Food Empire Pro. Brett's mission is help to entrepreneurs start and grow profitable food businesses. Since 2014, Brett has interviewed over 100 entrepreneurs on the Food Empire Pro podcast and written hundreds of blog posts on all aspects of food business. Brett has been quoted in media outlets like Entrepreneur Magazine, CNBC, and The Washington Post.

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The Boiler Monkey

The Boiler Monkey’s Incredible Cross Country Journey for a Bustaurant | FTE Episode 035

Matt Fuemmeler went on a trip with his wife to South America and came back determined to start a food truck. After returning state side and doing more research Fuemmeler decided that he wanted something a little bit different than the traditional style truck. Eventually, he stumbled upon a vintage bus he discovered on eBay […]

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7 Smart Places to Find Food Trucks For Sale

In this post I outline a few options available to folks in the market for a food truck that’s for sale. Finding a truck that’s in good condition, includes the specification requirements you need, and is within budget won’t always be easy. My hope is that this article will provide you with the options that […]

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the other truck

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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Kona Ice Truck

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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