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Old 05-05-2016, 03:41 PM   #11
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I hope you spoke to your lawyer and insurance agent!
Jennyema on the job. Excellent advice from an expert.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:04 PM   #12
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Poutine right...
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:17 PM   #13
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Vroom vroom. Congratulations.

I know you are tech savvy, having read parts of your website several times. -- I'll say it anyway. Make a Facebook website w/ lots of pics and directions to where you are located daily, if the place changes.

For sweets-- some cookies, like snicker doodles, ( how could Whiska go without mentioning these) or peanut butter cookies w/ or w/o chocolate chips.

For the fall , when it gets cooler, Hot chocolate

For now, a good ice tea or Arnold Palmers.
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Old 05-05-2016, 06:10 PM   #14
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Congratulations and good luck. How about a chowder on the menu.
Hi Andy,

We've talked about a chowder (wife and I) but I have a feeling that it might not sell so well in the summer. Also, I'm trying to not be too brave and make the menu even bigger... But, knowing me, I'll give it shot anyway! Potato, celery, onions, cream, haddock, shrimp, scallops... I think I'll omit the lobster.

Did I miss anything????????????????

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:13 PM   #15
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Congrats on your new truck.
I would go through your menu items and actually calculate how much prep time each one requires to have ready, and cook. Sometimes things become labor intensive and aren't worth the time to sell. You are there to make money, after all, and once you get going, you will have lots to do.

You'll probably want some kids items.

There are usually guys around who will take your old oil. I'd find one.

As far as menu items, I'd do something that is easily edited for now. You will see what sells as you go. What you may think will sell, may not. You may want to drop the non movers, because they end up becoming a problem. Old, stale, freezer burnt, etc..

If you ever have any questions, feel free to pm me. I've been at this for three decades.
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Hey, thanks! 3 decades? I just might take you up on your offer... I've already cooked everything through and I think what I have is pretty easy to handle.

But, as you say, only time will tell which items will work and which will sell.

Thx again!

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:17 PM   #16
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Does a food truck have a generator and propane gas for cooking?
Do you plug your truck into a receptacle or do you use on board generated power?
Are you self supporting I guess is my question.

Also do you have to rent space or can you park at will?
I was lucky to score a primo location in a parking lot across from the local mall. The unit has propane for the cooking and electrical hook up (I can hook into the business's power source and pay them through my rent). The unit is 100% self sufficient otherwise. Water tanks... hot and cold running water, etc.

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:18 PM   #17
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Lawyer, no, insurance dude yes... God prices too!

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:21 PM   #18
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Congrats on the food truck. Sounds exciting. Your menu sounds yummy. And it's smart to have a cheeseburger on there for the non fish eaters.

I'd suggest fresh cut fries/chips and not frozen. Not that you said you were going to do frozen. The food trucks around here, some of them have fresh cut fries and they are awesome. They have these french fry cutters that make it fast. Probably cheaper than buying even wholesale frozen fries/chips.
You are 100% correct on the fries... fresh, hand chopped... blanched at 260 F for a few minutes, then blasted at 375 F for service. Killer fries are hard to find. Frozen... that's not even real food...

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:24 PM   #19
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YUK!!! I say no to Mr. or Mrs Poutine!!

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Old 05-05-2016, 06:28 PM   #20
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Vroom vroom. Congratulations.

I know you are tech savvy, having read parts of your website several times. -- I'll say it anyway. Make a Facebook website w/ lots of pics and directions to where you are located daily, if the place changes.

For sweets-- some cookies, like snicker doodles, ( how could Whiska go without mentioning these) or peanut butter cookies w/ or w/o chocolate chips.

For the fall , when it gets cooler, Hot chocolate

For now, a good ice tea or Arnold Palmers.
I am an awesome techie dude now... I have the Google, which is handy. The guys who manage my website are going to set up some kind of Facepage and something on the Tweeter for me. Might use the same as my current ones...

I`m going to make and sell lemonade and iced tea... `Sweet tea` for all of you from below the 49th...

I thought about some type desserts, but I`m not sure if they`d sell. I`ll give it a whirl...

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