Wednesday, 9 December 2015

How to Find the Right Food Truck Manufacturer in Brisbane

The food truck business in and around Brisbane has seen a rapid growth over the past year. Food trucks allow foodies to connect with passionate chefs and sample their fare. The trucks make better sense for the cooks as they don’t have to invest heavily in a restaurant.
If you are crazy about food and want to start a food truck business, the ideal way would be to get a food truck of your own and start cooking your secret dishes. However, before you buy that van, there are some things you have to keep in mind.

Firstly, you need to decide whether you want a custom-made food truck or a ready-made one. If you want a custom-made food truck, then you need to get in touch with a food van fabricator. There are a few specialist food truck makers in Brisbane who can design your dream vehicle within your budget. You can start by:

•    Preparing a List of Vendors: Use various sources such as websites, social media and other online sources, newspapers, etc. Visit a few food van owners in the locality and if the design of the truck interests you, ask the owner if he or she can help you with a lead. The online and offline telephone directories can help you as well.

•    Shortlisting Them: This can be a long process. Any reputed manufacturer should have a website. Go through them and get as many details as possible. Go through their FAQs and testimonials section. Try to find what is so unique about them. You would probably want to jot that down. The idea here should be to shortlist at least a few of them whom you can call and visit.

•    Calling them and Visiting Them: Pick up the phone and start talking to them. Try to find their level of expertise and experience in the field. Discuss your requirements in detail if you want so they can offer their best solutions. Some may invite you for a face-to-face discussion. Go and visit them and learn more about their expertise. See if they are working on anything currently and check these vehicles out in detail.

•    Requesting a Quote: Ask them for a quote that can help you decide the budget. However, here it is important for you to have some idea of what you want. Since, this is going to be a custom-made truck, the quotes would largely depend on what you need. If the prices are north of what you were budgeting for, then consider skipping a few non-essentials that you can do without.

Once you have the quote, it is all about finalising a food truck manufacturer after considering the price, and quality and after sales service promised. If they have already delivered some projects in and around your locality, it would not be a bad idea to visit those trucks and see them for yourself before signing on the dotted line.