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Old 01-03-2005, 11:23 PM   #1
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Mobile Food Selling

Has anyone here had any expirence with mobile food vending? Not just hot dog carts, but like a decent menu, grill, etc?

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Old 01-03-2005, 11:25 PM   #2
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I've always thought a good original food stand would be an awesome moneymaker.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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We have a mobile "Shrimp Shack" on the north shore that makes big $$$$$$.
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Old 01-03-2005, 11:30 PM   #4
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So have I. We've been talking about it alot recently, but want to find someone who's done it before for some guidance. There's all the health code stuff, etc. Especially since there is a couple diffrent states we'd like to operate in. Something I've never done before. We found a place in Alabama that looks like it builds some awesome looking tow-behinds, that you can have customized six ways from Sunday.
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Old 01-04-2005, 09:36 AM   #5
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We have a few local guys who vend BBQ and have a few friends across the country that vend BBQ. We are considering doing the same thing, since it may be an easier route to go than a resturant.

First thing I would recommend is check with your local health dept. Most health depts from county to county or state to state are pretty much the same. You will most likely need to have a commissary to work from.
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Old 01-04-2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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yeah, I've seen the "commisary" requirment before. But I'm not sure what is ment by that. Can you explain?
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:36 PM   #7
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What that means is, you can't prepare it at home. You must be working out of a commerical kitchen, or a kitchen that has been health dept approved and inspected.
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That's how it is in PA, too, rainee. Makes it hard for us little guys who'd like to start something on the side! Robbdj, I've heard of people renting space in church kitchens, before, as an affordable--yet health-department-approved--alternative.
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Old 01-04-2005, 01:42 PM   #9
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churches, VFW, American Legions are a few places you can check with.

Even some resturants will rent you a little space.
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Old 01-04-2005, 02:14 PM   #10
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There is a company here in Eugene called Fresco, and it is a cute little black and green and gold cart. They make thai sandwiches, either with chicken or vegetarian only. They are abolustely wonderful. The are in 3 different sites here. They put a mix of carrots, cabbage, onions, etc. on the vegie along with some other stuff, forgot exactly what. They also offer bags of chips and bottled sodas. Also a plus, $4.50. The sauce they use is awesome.
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