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  • How To Improve Your Food Truck’s Aesthetic  - While the popular idiom, “don’t judge a book by its cover”, has merit in some instances, when it comes to matters of design, that’s exactly what people do. That’s why it’s essential that your food truck is well-designed. From the colour of your van to the font of your logo to the extras, such as fairy lights, …
  • “Black Gold”: Ground Coffee and Coffee Vans - Today, the scent of espresso wafts through the laneways of Melbourne, lingering in tucked away streets full of people seeking out their early morning salvation- whether it be a latte, macchiato or the iconic flat white, coffee is often the beverage of choice for Melbournians. From its humble arrival in the 1930s, espresso has become …
  • How To Cut Costs in Your Food Truck Business  - Reducing unnecessary costs is key to increasing your profit margins and hence, the financial success of your business. However, as the mobile food industry as tight margins, specifically, relating to food costs, it can be hard to keep costs low. In this week’s blog, we share some easy ways to save money and help your …
  • Your Food Truck And Catering - If you’re in the food truck business, you’ll understand how much more crowded the market is becoming. However, of course you still want to increase revenue and boost sales! In this week’s article, we’ll be running through why you should consider diving into the world of catering. With our tips, you’ll be up and running …
  • Running a ‘Green’ Food Van - Given just how widely adored food vans are these days, it’s little wonder you see them everywhere! With changing menus, inexpensive food and no fixed location, the popularity of food trucks has raised a new debate. How bad are food vans for the environment? In this week’s article, we’ll be running through some ways that …
  • Update Your Menu For Summer - It’s no secret- the warmer weather is slowly making its way down to us in Melbourne! While we haven’t quite hit the peak of those sizzling, sultry evenings just yet, it’s always a good idea to plan ahead so that you can hit the ground running come summer time. Many food vans have been focused …
  • Food Truck Trends: Okonomiyaki – Japanese Savoury Pancakes  - The Japanese savoury pancake, Okonomiyaki, has been blowing up in recent years. From laneway cafes to pop-up stalls, Okonomiyaki is being served everywhere. So what’s the obsession with this Japanese dish? In this week’s blog, we explain what Okonomiyaki is, the craze behind it and whether your food van should sell it.   What is Okonomiyaki?  Okonomiyaki is a …
  • How Ethical Is Your Coffee Van? - Friday the 29th of September marks National Coffee Day. And for Melbournians, there’s not much else we love like coffee. (Apart from the footy, which is also being commemorated on this Friday.) For those of you who run a coffee van business, there’s a lot to consider. But often, the question of ethics is one …
  • Food Trucks: A Brief History - After years of gaining traction, food trucks have become an established part of the food industry in Melbourne. With an upward trend of eating out more across all generations, it’s no wonder that people are flocking to food trucks, as they offer a variety of specialised foods, from nostalgic grilled cheese jaffles to Lebanese street …
  • How to Run a Successful Coffee Van  - So you’ve decided to start a coffee van business. But where should you begin? Well, in this week’s blog we’re going to help by breaking down our top tips for running a successful coffee van business.   Immerse yourself in all things coffee  The key to any successful business is being passionate about what you do. …
  • The Legal Side To Running A Food Truck Business - If you’re looking to make your name known on the food truck scene, you firstly need to ensure your licensing is in order. In Melbourne, every food truck must comply with The Food Act 1984. This is the legislation that ensures that the food you manufacture, serve or prepare is safe for consumption and meets …
  • Food Truck Trends: Turmeric - Known as the golden spice of India, turmeric is the newest kid on the healthfood block. Touted as being one of the most healing things for the human body, turmeric has blazed a golden trail into 2017 by quickly becoming the next big thing. From golden lattes to hangover cures, it seems there’s not much …
  • Tips for New Food Truck Owners   - So you’ve decided to start a food truck business. From authentic American cuisine and vegan burgers to chorizo patties and satay skewers, it seems there’s a food truck business to suit every palate. But what does your food truck have to offer? This is one of the four points to consider in starting a food truck …
  • 2017 Design Trends For Coffee Vans - Coffee vans may be trendy, but design is the tool you need to stand out from the crowd. We’ve got your covered with a few handy tips and tricks below. Minimalism For those who prefer function over flashiness, minimalism is set to take over the design scene in 2017 as we seek out the simpler …
  • How to Boost your Food Truck’s Sales - The food and beverage industry is highly competitive, which is why you’ll need to come up with unique strategies if you want your food truck business to be successful. To make your food truck business stand out from the competition, try implementing a few of these strategies and boost your food truck’s sales and increase …
  • 4 Food Truck Myths Dispelled - This week, we examine and dispel four of the most common myths about food truck businesses. Food trucks hurt brick and mortar businesses One of the most common myths about food trucks is that they take business away from established brick and mortar restaurants, eroding the local economy without giving anything back. In reality, food …
  • Delicious Frankenfoods to Add to Your Food Truck Menu - The obsession with health conscious super foods doesn’t seem like it will be dying down anytime soon, however, as a counter to this trend, decadent fast food mashups (aka frankenfoods) are building an equally strong following. If you want to jump on the hybrid food trend bandwagon, here are some great food truck friendly options …
  • Food Truck Trends: What’s the Deal with Kombucha? - This week, we thought we’d take a closer look at one of the acquired tastes of the foodie world; kombucha. A health food staple, people swear by this drink’s curative properties, but is it really all it’s cracked up to be? And does it deserve a place on your food truck menu? What is it? …
  • How to Keep Your Food Truck Staff Happy - Having a close knit team of capable, organised and dynamic food truck staff is crucial to the success of your business. Many aspects of the food truck business model such as the high customer turnover, the cramped working space and the need for multitasking means it can be an even more demanding workplace than the …
  • 4 Ideas for your Winter Food Truck Menu - In our last blog we discussed a few tactics to keep your food truck business thriving throughout the quieter winter months, so this week, we’re following up with some hearty menu ideas that will have crowds braving the cold this winter. Tasty curries Curry is a fantastic addition to any winter food truck menu and …