Are you wondering how to start a food truck? If so, you’re not alone. Since they cost less to start than traditional brick-and-mortar restaurants, food trucks are appealing to aspiring restauranteurs.
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If you’re wondering what it takes to start a food truck—and how you can make it successful—you’ve come to the right place. In this 2-part interview with Kyle Gourlie, owner of the Vet Chef, we talk about how much his food truck cost, how he’s built a successful food truck business, and his plans for the future.
After its founding in 2016, the Vet Chef quickly became one of the most popular food trucks in western Washington. It was voted Best Food Truck in Western Washington in 2017 and has doubled its sales in each subsequent year, with recent sales nearing the half-million dollar mark.
The Vet Chef isn’t just about profit. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Chef Gourlie also uses his business to support fellow vets. Being veteran-owned is a huge part of the Vet Chef’s identity and it’s not just a marketing gimmick. They offer jobs and mentorship to veterans, providing a community outside the military.
You can learn more about the Vet Chef and the work they do here: https://www.thevetchefllc.com.
For more information on starting a food truck and for questions that weren’t answered in this video, visit our blog post: https://www.upflip.com/blog/how-to-start-a-food-truck-business
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1:36 Meeting The Owner Kyle
3:00 Initial Budget
4:32 Yearly Revenue and Profit Margins
5:26 Pitfalls of Starting a Food Truck Business
6:16 Three Food Truck Business Tips
8:21 Thoughts On Breaking Even
10:10 Doubling Sales Year-After-Year
11:27 Employee Costs
12:32 Key Factor In Launching A Food Truck
14:05 Serving Mexican Food