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FS032: Marketing Your Food Truck the Smart Way – with Brandon Lewin

This episode is one every FoodTruckr should hear. Today, we’re digging in deep on how to market your food truck. My guest today is Brandon Lewin, a marketer and strategist with a special place in his heart for food trucks. Brandon has taken his digital marketing training all over the country, sharing his wisdom with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike. He’s learned where business owners tend to struggle with their marketing, especially in social media. He decided to do some in-depth research into these issues, and he’s bringing that research straight to the FoodTruckr community. Whether you’re a food truck veteran or just starting out, you’ve got to hear Brandon’s tips for giving your marketing a serious boost. He also has a special gift for the FoodTruckr community: a free copy of his Twitter strategy guide, Chirp, Chirp. Check out his guide, and get ready to start marketing your food truck the smart way. Links and resources from the show: BrandonMLewin.com Down With The Man Brandon on Twitter Chirp, Chirp – Brandon’s how-to guide for Twitter, free! Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS032: Marketing Your Food Truck the Smart Way – with Brandon Lewin appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

25mins

3 Apr 2015

Rank #1

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FS012- What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck

The most popular article on FoodTruckr is one titled: 50 Food Truck Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck”. In fact, this was the very first post ever published on the blog! In today’s podcast, I wanted to re-highlight some of the those insights for you. If you’re thinking of starting a food truck of your own, or you’re relatively new to the industry, this will serve as a way to prepare you for the road ahead. By hearing what others wish they knew before they started, you’ll be better equipped in your truck and be more successful moving forward. If you’ve been in this industry for a while, I’m sure you’ll nod your head in agreement as you will have experienced one, or even all of these things in the past with your own truck. Right-click here to download the MP3 file And in case you didn’t know, the ROAM Mobile Food Conference is happening in San Antonio, Texas this year! It takes place on November 8-9, and we hope to have some of the FoodTruckr team there. We hope to meet you there if you can make it! Thanks for Listening, and Please Help Out the Show! Please be sure to subscribe to FoodTruckr School on iTunes so you can get new episodes directly downloaded to your mobile device or computer! You can subscribe easily by clicking here. If you’d like to help us out real quick, please leave an honest review and rating in iTunes here. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in the next episode of FoodTruckr School! Cheers! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS012- What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

20mins

25 Apr 2014

Rank #2

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FS023- What to Expect Early in Your Food Truck Career with Conor and JP of Copper Chefs

Smooth starts are rare in the food truck world, as Conor and JP know all too well. As owners of Copper Chefs Food Truck and Catering, they’ve endured their share of trials and tribulations bringing their French-American bistro cuisine to the Houston community. This week, we reap the benefits of their hard-won wisdom! In this episode of the FoodTruckr School Podcast, the Copper Chefs reveal what to expect from your early days as a FoodTruckr, and how to prepare for bumps along the way. Generator hiccups, health inspection hurdles, adapting to a mobile kitchen…you name it, the Copper Chefs have tackled it. No matter where you are in your food truck career, you’ll want to hear Conor and JP’s advice on what to expect on your road to success. I can’t thank these two talented chefs enough for sharing their knowledge and insight. Enjoy! Links and Resources from the Show: Copper Chefs Food Truck and Catering Copper Chefs Facebook Page Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family! Thanks so much, and we’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! photo credit: Robert Neff About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS023- What to Expect Early in Your Food Truck Career with Conor and JP of Copper Chefs appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

23mins

12 Nov 2014

Rank #3

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FS003- Dear Food Truck Owner, Why Aren’t You Asking Me For My Email Address?

In this third episode of FoodTruckr School, I don’t have a guest on the show with us this time around, however I pose a very important question to all food truck owners out there: Why aren’t you asking your customers for their email addresses? The only logical answer here is that you just don’t know how important it is, which is why I’m here to tell you. Yes, I know you have a Twitter account and a Facebook account, and those things are important (and I share a couple of extremely useful tips for getting the most out of your time on those social media platforms too), but your customer’s email address is the most important asset for most businesses, and it’s no exception for those in the food truck business either. Why? Because think about it – when you email someone, you’re contacting them directly. The only thing your message is competing with is other messages in one’s inbox, and we all know how we often can’t leave any emails unanswered. For some of us, it’s the first thing we check when we wake up in the morning – or we have notifications on our mobile devices that let us know the moment a new email comes out way. With social media, you’re competing with tons of noise and  when you update a status or share a tweet, you’re only sending your message to a fraction of your overall following – and I talk about why that’s the case during this episode too. More Specifically, in this episode you’ll learn about: Why it’s a huge mistake not to collect your customer’s email addresses. The psychology of email and why it’s the the #1 form of communication online. Specific examples of what you can email your customers – things you probably didn’t think of. Why only relying on social media is playing a very dangerous game. Specific tools you can use to take your social media efforts to the next level. What you can do right now to get started now with your email marketing campaign. Plus so much more… Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Tweriod BufferApp Aweber MailChimp Right-click here to download the MP3 file Thanks for Listening! Thank you again, for listening to this episode of FoodTruckr School. Truly, we hope you don’t just listen, but you also take action and actually think about your brand, what it means and how you might be able to improve it. Please let us know what you think about this episode in the comment section below! Thank you for your support. We’re here for you! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS003- Dear Food Truck Owner, Why Aren’t You Asking Me For My Email Address? appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

16mins

6 Dec 2013

Rank #4

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FS019- What’s it REALLY Like to Start a Food Truck with Gina from Get the Scoop

Starting a food truck is a dream that is very much alive in today’s world, and many chefs and entrepreneurs are making that dream come true. Like with anything awesome, however, it’s not always the easiest thing in the world to do, which is exactly why we published our brand new book, How to Start a Food Truck: The Definitive Guide. Beyond the right information and the how-tos, it’s always good to get a real-life FoodTruckr’s point of view and experience on the industry and what it’s really like to get started. Gina, who owns Get the Scoop, a gourmet ice cream and fun food food truck out of Rochford, South Dakota, joins us today on the FoodTruckr School Podcast to give us the real deal on what it’s like to be in this business. She gives us amazing tips and advice, from everything to getting started, financing and even adding a catering element to your food truck as well. Definitely a must-listen – for those who are looking to get started and those who are already on the road but want more out of their trucking experience. Be sure to say thanks to Gina on Facebook and Twitter when you get a chance. Right-click here to download the MP3 file Thanks for Listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share with your friend and family if you’d like! Thanks so much, and we’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS019- What’s it REALLY Like to Start a Food Truck with Gina from Get the Scoop appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

23mins

29 Aug 2014

Rank #5

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FS027: How to Keep a Food Truck in Business with Yvonne from Brown Shuga Soul Food

Warning: Your mouth might water just hearing about this food truck. Brown Shuga Soul Food has been serving up pulled pork, ribs, mac-n-cheese, and more for nearly four years, and Chef Yvonne Anderson-Thomas is here to share how she’s done it. Yvonne started out in the restaurant industry running her own brick-and-mortar restaurant. She left that behind in search of a way to keep cooking without the maintenance and financial hassle of a traditional restaurant. Food trucking was her answer. Keeping a truck in business long-term is no easy feat. Yvonne walks us through how to keep a truck efficient, adapt to a mobile kitchen, and work alongside your family. She’s also got some great tips on where you can turn to find local resources and supportive mentors. I can’t wait for you to hear some of the wisdom Chef Yvonne has to offer! Links and resources from the show: Brown Shuga Soul Food Small Business Administration Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! image via Brown Shuga Soul Food About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS027: How to Keep a Food Truck in Business with Yvonne from Brown Shuga Soul Food appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

20mins

23 Jan 2015

Rank #6

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FS004- Best Practices for Sharing Your Location and Using Social Media with Matt Berkland from Truckily.com

In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we talk with Matt Berkland from Truckily.com about best practices and tips for sharing your location on social media. How often do you share your location? How much time do you give your customers to locate you? What do you include in a tweet versus what do you share on Facebook? All of these questions, and more, are addresses in today’s episode. In addition to that, we get to learn more about a sweet social media tool called Truckily! Truckily helps us better manage our multiple social media platforms for our truck, all in one spot. It’s about convenience, but it’s also about giving you more time to devote to your truck and customers. More Specifically, in this episode you’ll learn about: Why it’s a huge mistake not to collect your customer’s email addresses. The psycology of email and why it’s the the #1 form of communication online . Specific examples of what you can email your customers – things you probably didn’t think of. Why only relying on social media is playing a very dangerous game. Specific tools you can use to take your social media efforts to the next level. What you can do right now to get started now with your email marketing campaign. Plus so much more… Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Truckily (use code foodtruckr for special access to beta tools in the software!) Right-click here to download the MP3 file Thanks for Listening! Thank you again, for listening to this episode of FoodTruckr School. Truly, we hope you don’t just listen, but you also take action and actually think about your brand, what it means and how you might be able to improve it. Also, be sure to subscribe to FoodTruckr School on iTunes so you can get new episodes directly downloaded to your mobile device or computer! You can subscribe easily by clicking here. FoodTruckr School has recently been featured in the New & Noteworthy section in iTunes, and we’ve have climbed as high as #12 in the overall business section! Thank you for your support, and we appreciate your time and your honest reviews and feedback too! We’re here for you, and happy holidays! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS004- Best Practices for Sharing Your Location and Using Social Media with Matt Berkland from Truckily.com appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

23mins

20 Dec 2013

Rank #7

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FS031: The Community You Build Through Food – with Shiel Worcester of Jam Bakery

Correction from the Editor: During the interview, Pat mistakenly said that Shiel Worcester is from Richmond, Virginia, and that her website is jam-bakery.com. Shiel is actually from Richmond, Vermont, and she has a brand new website up at http://www.jambakerymobile.com. We apologize for the incorrect information. Please be sure to visit Shiel’s website and check out all the awesomeness Jam Bakery has to offer! Shiel Worcester has a passion for building community through food. But Shiel doesn’t just feed her Vermont community—she’s building her business with them, gathering locally-sourced ingredients and connecting with local farmers along the way. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Shiel took her passion for baking on the road with Jam Bakery, serving up a seasonal menu of pies and pastries. In this episode, you’ll here more on how she used crowdfunding to kick off her food truck journey and the challenges she faced turning her part-time passion into a full-time business. Shiel also has some excellent advice for food truckers who want to source their ingredients locally. Sound sweet? Check out what Shiel has to say about building a food truck with and for your community. Links and resources from the show: Jam Bakery Jam Bakery on Facebook and Instagram Jam Bakery Kickstarter Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! Image credit: Jam Bakery About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS031: The Community You Build Through Food – with Shiel Worcester of Jam Bakery appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

17mins

20 Mar 2015

Rank #8

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FS029: Food Carting in Style with Nathan Beck from Natedogs

I’m very excited to introduce Nathan Beck, founder of Natedogs. Nathan’s here to talk about something we haven’t covered yet on Foodtruckr: the unique challenges and benefits of running a food cart, rather than a food truck. Nathan also shares his approach to building a memorable, high-quality brand for his cart. Nathan’s cart allows him to have an even more personal interaction with his customers than he would in a conventional truck. He’s also had to get creative about using a small space, building his menu, and meeting demand—important skills for any food trucker. Take a look at the Natedogs website, and you’ll see that Nathan’s been just as creative with his branding. Nathan’s put thought into the look and feel of everything, from the mustard labels to the shoes he wears. And it’s not just visual—Nathan’s grown his brand and connected with his community by partnering with other local businesses in some very clever ways. If you like the idea of a smaller-scale, more affordable alternative to food trucking, you’ve got to check out Nathan and his one-of-a-kind cart! Links and resources from the show: Natedogs Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! image via Natedogs About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS029: Food Carting in Style with Nathan Beck from Natedogs appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

19mins

20 Feb 2015

Rank #9

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FS005- Customer Service Tips and Marketing Insights from the FoodTruckr Team

This episode of FoodTruckr School is a bit different—Pat’s not here, so the team at FoodTruckr HQ took over! Matt Gartland, Nicole Farley, Jonathan Wondrusch, and Mindy Holahan held a roundtable discussion just for you where we shared insights on everything from developing customer relationships to the origin story behind the FoodTruckr brand. If you’ve ever been curious about the team at FoodTruckr, this is your chance to find out who’s who—and most importantly, to find out what we’ve learned by studying hundreds of food trucks over the past several months. We’ve got the scoop on making the most out of your online presence and your daily customer interactions. Right-click here to download the MP3 file You can learn more about some of the topics discussed in the podcast in these FoodTruckr blog posts: Basics for building your web presence and branding Social media best practices Why storytelling matters How to use an email list On caring for your customers And of course, don’t forget to check out the awesome FoodTruckrs we mentioned—these rock stars are always on our minds: Kogi Buttercream Urban Eats Thanks for Listening! Thanks for taking the time to listen to this episode of FoodTruckr School. Matt, Nicole, Jonathan, and Mindy were all so excited to share this time with you—but never fear! Pat will return in Episode 006 with a very special guest (a successful FoodTruckr who is truly an inspiration for all you truck owners out there!). Be sure to subscribe to FoodTruckr School on iTunes so that you don’t miss any of the action. Have more questions for the FoodTruckr team? Tell us what you’d like to know in the comments below or on our Facebook page and we’ll give you an answer! image by Dell’s Official Flickr Page About the AuthorFoodTruckr is the #1 online destination for current and aspiring food truck owners looking to succeed in the mobile food industry. Self described “food truck devotees,” the FoodTruckr team enjoys reading about successful entrepreneurs, salivating over photos of burritos on Twitter, and long walks through food truck parks. Chat with FoodTruckr on Facebook or check out the FoodTruckr School podcast for more awesome tips to level up your business. The post FS005- Customer Service Tips and Marketing Insights from the FoodTruckr Team appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

21mins

17 Jan 2014

Rank #10

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FS006- From Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant with Brett from BC Tacos

In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we chat with Brett Chiavari from BC Tacos, one of the most popular food trucks to reign South Florida! He’s also recently opened up a brick and mortar restaurant of the same name, and we get the insider scoop on how and why that happened, and how he’s able to manage both his truck and his new restaurant at the same time. Brett has an amazing story, especially being so young, and his advice for those in the food truck industry is just as good. More Specifically, in this episode you’ll learn about: Exactly how Brett got started in the food truck industry. How and why he opened up a brick and mortar restaurant. The challenges that come with working on both the food truck and the restaurant, and advice to overcome those obstacles. Tips for hiring staff to help you with your food truck and/or restaurant. Plus a whole lot more! Links and resources mentioned in this episode: BC Tacos Website BC Tacos on Twitter BC Tacos on Facebook Right-click here to download the MP3 file Thanks for Listening! Thank you again, for listening to this episode of FoodTruckr School. Truly, we hope you don’t just listen, but you also take action and actually think about your brand, what it means and how you might be able to improve it. Also, be sure to subscribe to FoodTruckr School on iTunes so you can get new episodes directly downloaded to your mobile device or computer! You can subscribe easily by clicking here. Cheers, and thank you again for your support! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS006- From Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant with Brett from BC Tacos appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

23mins

31 Jan 2014

Rank #11

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FS028: How to Forge a Food Truck Empire with Jim from Bacon Bacon SF

This week’s guest has taken San Francisco by storm with his ingenious food truck, Bacon Bacon. That’s right—one food truck, twice the bacon! Jim Angelus started out in the restaurant world, but when he and his wife started a family, Jim started looking for a way to escape the difficult hours so common in the restaurant industry. Bacon Bacon was his solution. He’s watched business blow up (on one occasion, literally!) to include three food trucks, a café, and a mobile trailer. I asked Jim what he’d do differently if he could go back in time and build Bacon Bacon all over again, and his answers pack some great advice. Jim talks about sticking to a crystal-clear vision, building the perfect menu, where to turn for advice, and letting go of the desire to be everything to everybody. Jim’s words of wisdom are a must-listen for any aspiring food trucker, no matter where you are in your journey. Tune in to hear Jim’s amazing, bacon-filled story, and enjoy! Links and resources from the show: Bacon Bacon SF Bacon Bacon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! image via Bacon Bacon SF About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS028: How to Forge a Food Truck Empire with Jim from Bacon Bacon SF appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

18mins

6 Feb 2015

Rank #12

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FS026: Building Your Truck with Jeremy from Prestige Food Trucks

I’m so excited to introduce you to the mastermind behind some of the best-designed food trucks I’ve seen. He’s Jeremy Adams, founder of Prestige Food Trucks. The folks at Prestige design and build custom food trucks and mobile kitchens, working with each aspiring food trucker to create a totally unique truck experience every time. They’ve tackled some wild and amazing requests—everything from roof-mounted LED frog eyes to a fully-functional lighthouse. They’re pros, and they’re full of smart advice on how to make your food truck unforgettable. Jeremy breaks down the must-have visual elements for any food truck, as well as tips for working with your truck designer. Jeremy’s a firm believer in making your truck a destination, not just a convenient spot to pick up a bite to eat. Listen in for his advice for making your dream truck a reality! Links and resources from the show: Prestige Food Trucks Right click and save-as to download the podcast MP3 file Thanks for listening, and if you enjoyed it… Please leave a rating and review on iTunes, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you in the next episode of The FoodTruckr School Podcast! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS026: Building Your Truck with Jeremy from Prestige Food Trucks appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

22mins

9 Jan 2015

Rank #13

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FS008- Understanding Health Codes – A Conversation with Matt from the Minnesota Department of Health

On today’s episode of FoodTruckr School, I’m happy to welcome Matt Finkenbiner from the Minnesota Department of Health. Matt is here to help us understand more about the process of health codes and inspections and requirements for your truck – because before you can get your truck on the street to sell your food, you will be submitting information to your city’s health department, which is a process that isn’t talked about very much online. Every city has different health code regulations and licensing requirements, but Matt sheds a lot of light on what the process is like, from submittal to approval and more. We talk about the biggest mistakes most food trucks make, and Matt also gives a ton of tips to help expedite the process and make it easier for everyone. Right-click here to download the MP3 file Thanks for Listening! Thank you again, for listening to this episode of FoodTruckr School. Truly, we hope you don’t just listen, but you also take action and actually think about your brand, what it means and how you might be able to improve it. Also, be sure to subscribe to FoodTruckr School on iTunes so you can get new episodes directly downloaded to your mobile device or computer! You can subscribe easily by clicking here. Cheers, and thank you again for your support! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS008- Understanding Health Codes – A Conversation with Matt from the Minnesota Department of Health appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

21mins

28 Feb 2014

Rank #14

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FS016- An Education in Food Truck Law with Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law

In this episode of FoodTruckr school, we’re happy to welcome Patrice Perkins, a Chicago-based attorney who blogs at Creative Genius Society and also Creative Genius Law. Patrice gives us the low-down on all things legal when it comes to your food truck. Although law isn’t a topic food truck owners typically love to discuss (primarily because it’s the law in different cities that makes it difficult to operate a truck sometimes!), Patrice drops incredible knowledge bombs about things we should all be paying attention to. Here are some of the questions addressed in today’s episode: What can food truck owners do to support positive legal changes in their own cities? What are the most common laws that aspiring food truck owners should keep in mind? What are the most common mistakes food truck owners make legally? (Hint: most food truck owners aren’t doing what they should!) Where can one find affordable legal services and help? (Including free legal help!) What should one do when action is taken on them legally? Hopefully you won’t ever need to worry about that last question, but it’s important that you know what to do just in case. Right-click here to download the MP3 file Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode Creative Genius Society Creative Genius Law Street Food Artistry Chicago SCORE.org Thanks for Listening, and Please Help Out the Show! Please be sure to subscribe to FoodTruckr School on iTunes so you can get new episodes directly downloaded to your mobile device or computer! You can subscribe easily by clicking here. If you’d like to help us out real quick, please leave an honest review and rating in iTunes here. Thanks again, and we’ll see you in the next episode of FoodTruckr School! Cheers! About the AuthorPat Flynn is the founder and CEO of FoodTruckr. He’s a regular ol’ Joe and happy family man who happens to be a successful online entrepreneur. When he’s not building companies, engaging fans, or (most likely) chasing his kids around the house wearing something ridiculous, he’s tracking down a buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich from the Urban Eats truck in San Diego. Twitter is his favorite hangout—say hi to Pat @PatFlynn. The post FS016- An Education in Food Truck Law with Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law appeared first on FoodTruckr | How to Start and Run a Successful Food Truck Business.

20mins

4 Jul 2014

Rank #15