You need heavy investment to open a restaurant. After spending so much in opening your own restaurant, you do not have any surety that it will work properly. Opening a restaurant is a big gamble.
To avoid such risk it is better to operate your own mobile food van. You do not require heavy investment for it and it is a better choice. Surely, a food truck can be operated at a much lesser investment. You just need your own truck or you can even rent a truck for that purpose. There are many truck rental companies where you can hire a food truck. All you need is to outfit the truck with correct equipment which you need to prepare the food. The equipment includes grillers, exhausts, heat lamps, etc.
You must choose the correct location in the city to park your great mobile food trailer. Choose an area where there is a constant flow of people, such as, close to a park, movie halls, and shopping areas or near commercial hubs. Yes, selecting a location is a gamble but you have to take that risk. See that there is not a restaurant close by which may hamper your business. If you want, you can keep on changing locations till you discover the correct location where your food business is not hampered. Staying on one particular place and doing your food business will make your business gain more importance as people will start trusting you.
Purchasing a restaurant is a costly affair, but a movable restaurant is easier to operate. You do not require many workers, just a staff or two will fulfill your requirements. Moreover, you do not need any kind of seating arrangements. Make sure that you do not create a mess around. Keep the surrounding of your food truck neat, clean and tidy so that the authorities cannot charge you for messing up the place with food particles and tissues. Keep a waste bucket and advice your clients to throw the wastes in the bucket and not to strewn the place. Keep the area clean. There is hardly any maintenance charge. A restaurant needs proper maintenance and several staffs to operate properly.
The overhead costs of movable foodstuff truck are much lower than a restaurant. A proper restaurant needs several staffs, cooks, hosts, cashiers and servers. You have to pay property tax too. Thus, a movable food truck needs much lesser staffs and the taxes are much lower. You can change the food items whenever you want. There is no hard and fast rule that you have to stick with the same kind of food daily. You cannot do this if you own a restaurant; you need to stick with your plans.