Question: How Much Does It Cost To Build A Food Truck??

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Food Truck Start-up Costs
Equipment Estimated Cost Notes
Food Truck + Wrap & Equipment $25,000 – $100,000 Feel free to add your personal notes here.
Initial Product Inventory $1,000 – $2,000
Permits and Licenses $100 – $500 Varies a lot depending on where you operate.

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What equipment does a food truck need?

The Commercial Equipment Needed for a Food Truck

  • Food Truck Prep and Storage Areas. Enclosed cabinets or cupboards are ideal for storing paper goods, dry goods, and other non-perishables.
  • Food Truck Refrigeration, Stoves and Grills. Any coolers, refrigerators, or freezers should be bolted in place for safety.
  • Food Truck Service Window.

What does a food truck make?

The average food truck will gross $300,000 annually, and revenue has increased by 12% over the past 5 years. Employee costs can range from $10 – $30 an hour, but a lot of food trucks are paying employees $20 – $30/hour. Let’s assume that the truck makes $20,000 a month in sales.

What do I need to do to start a food truck?

Commonly Required Food Truck Licenses and Permits

  1. Employer Identification Number. Food trucks typically require several employees.
  2. Business License.
  3. Vehicle License.
  4. Seller’s Permit.
  5. Food Handler’s Permit.
  6. Health Department Permit.
  7. Fire Certificates.
  8. The Bottom Line.

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