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Reader Asks: How Do I Start a Food Truck Business?

By November 27, 2012

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Dave J., like many Americans, is out of work. He wants to open a food truck business as a step toward one day owning his restaurant.

The company I work for recently downsized and now I'm looking for a new job. I've been thinking of starting a food truck business. I've always wanted to own my own restaurant and this seems like a step in the right direction. I found a decent pre-owned food truck that was used to sell sandwiches and soups. Beyond buying the truck, I'm not sure what else I need to do to get my business up and running. Any suggestions?

Food trucks are an affordable alternative to opening a new restaurant. They have low overhead and don't require a huge amount of money to get started. Read on for the rest of my advice to Dave.

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