Food Truck Purchase
Food Truck Outfitters can assist with every aspect of your food truck purchase. Via our exclusive relationship with Miami Trailer, we are able to offer our clients a 100% customized truck at a price that nobody else can match. Most trucks are 16 feet long, but 18-foot trucks are available as well. We offer both brand new trucks that come with a full three-year warranty, or pre-owned trucks with 100% re-built engines backed by their own warranty. As part of our service offering, FTO will manage every aspect of your food truck purchase, from design through build and delivery. Truck delivery takes 10 weeks from the time your deposit is received.
Commissary & Kitchen
In Atlanta, by law, every food truck must have access to a stand-alone kitchen or commissary that is owned or operated by the owners of the food truck. Two separate entities that are not contractually related to each other cannot share kitchen space. Unfortunately, no facilities currently exist that rent kitchens specifically for food truck operators. Food Truck Outfitters has an extensive network of brick and mortar restaurants across metro Atlanta that would be interested in leasing kitchen space exclusively to our clients. We manage this entire process from making the connection to negotiating the agreement, offering FTO clients a huge strategic advantage over the competition.
Access to Premier Locations
One of the most critical aspects of a successful food truck business is access to locations that have a critical mass of customers. In Atlanta, food trucks are limited to two locations of operation in each county where they are permitted. Food Truck Outfitters has unique relationships to ensure you are able to get your truck into the best events and the best locations in and around Atlanta. In addition, FTO works on behalf of our customers to negotiate the rights to special events and unique opportunities in the Metro Atlanta area that are exclusive to FTO clients.
Permitting & Legal
FTO is able to handle all required permitting to include health permits for each county, a vending permit for the City of Atlanta, business license per municipality, etc. Legally, we handle multi-city operations, corporate entities and shareholder/operating agreements, trademark, franchising, lease space agreements, employment, etc.
Food Truck Outfitters brings together a unique blend of skills and deep industry experience. We are MBAs, lawyers, and most importantly, a team that understands what it takes to not only launch a start up (food truck) business, but also how to operate it successfully. In fact, one of our partners owns an artisanal ice cream truck, Westside Creamery. Our team has analyzed nearly every food truck event in Atlanta, consulted with successful restaurateurs, and helped create some of the most successful online and social media strategies in digital media. Clients leverage our experience short- or long-term consulting engagements.
Marketing + Promotion + Design
Successful food truck operators have found that a successful Internet and social media strategy is key to driving awareness, revenue, and brand loyalty. Our team has extensive industry experience (12+ years) in helping clients build brands online. We work with clients to craft a customized, multi-pronged plan to leverage the most powerful aspects of strategy, design, and social media in order to meet key objectives. Services include branding and identity to include logo design, truck wrap design, website design and development, social media strategy, email marketing, custom app development, etc.
We have unique relationships with Point of Sale vendors whose services are customized to meet the needs of food trucks owners. Operators benefit from a POS by dramatically reducing the time it takes to place an order and moving their line quickly, easily managing key functions like accounting and inventory, and understanding critical metrics to help analyze and improve business. Additionally, our relationship with companies like Square allows clients to easily accept credit cards via technologies like iPads and smart phones.
Financing + Insurance
Like any new start-up venture, a food truck business takes significant capital. And in today’s tough credit market, even the most qualified candidates may find it difficult to secure adequate financing. FTO has personal relationships with a wide variety of financing options from traditional banking to those who specialize in lending to start-up restaurants. Our clients benefit from these relationships and are often able to secure financing that they would otherwise not secure on their own. Our network of insurance agents specializes in the needs of food truck operators and stands ready to offer you the protection you require.