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  • 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 …
  • Creative Ways to Keep your Food Truck Business Thriving during Winter - The food truck industry is definitely one which follows the philosophy of ‘make hay while the sun shines’ as the weather plays a pivotal role in their business fortunes. During the winter months, most food truck owners must cope with a 50% drop in patronage, and if you’re a start-up food truck business, this lull …
  • Hygiene Tips for Food Truck Businesses - Special care needs to be taken to maintain high hygiene standards when running a food truck business, as food in these businesses tends to be handled and transported by a lot of different people and therefore is at greater risk of contamination. To keep your food truck compliant with industry health and hygiene standards, be …
  • Selecting the Right Route for your Food Trailer - Once you’ve fitted out your trailer, finalised your menu, hired your staff and started your marketing, all that’s left to do is decide on where you’ll be setting up your mobile restaurant. Choosing a food trailer route seems easy, but it requires careful consideration of several different factors. This week, we run through some of the …
  • How to Make Your Food Van Environmentally Friendly - Today (June 5th) is World Environment Day. WED was created by the United Nations to raise awareness of environmental issues and encourage action. Since 1974, every WED has had a focus theme to draw attention to particularly pressing but often overlooked environmental issues. In 2017, the theme is ‘Connecting people to nature- in the city …
  • vegan burgers for food trucks 5 Health Food Trends Which Could Boost Your Food Truck Business - Food trucks and food vans have gone hand in hand with fast food for decades. However, more and more food truck owners are realising the potential that healthy alternatives represent when it comes to tapping into new market segments and driving business growth. Australian consumers are extremely health conscious these days and as a result …
  • Celebrate World Milk Day with these Milk-Based Treats - World Milk Day (established by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation to recognise the importance of milk across global diets) is taking place on the 1st of June, so now’s the perfect opportunity to incorporate a milk-based food or beverage into your food truck menu. Here are 5 delicious milky delights from around the …
  • doughnuts colourful sold from food vans 5 ways to jump on the Doughnut bandwagon in time for National Doughnut Day - Doughnut chains and food vans seem to be taking the nation by storm right now in the same way that the cupcake and macaron crazes have in recent years. It seems like Australians just can’t get enough of them with some Australian doughnut brands attracting hundreds and often thousands of likes per photo of their …
  • How to Make Your Food Truck Family Friendly - Most food trucks cater to one of two audiences; inner city foodies between the ages of 18 and 35, or late night diners on a Friday or Saturday night. Whilst these two target audiences have been substantial enough to support Australia’s burgeoning food truck industry, there are plenty of other demographics for whom the food …