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  • Designing a Food Truck: What You Need To Know - It’s no secret that design plays a big role in the success of your business. So when it comes to your food truck, design is an important choice to make in the beginnings of your business endeavour. In this week’s blog, we’ve put together a checklist for you, so that you can stay on top …
  • How To Hold Yourself Accountable To Your Food Truck Goals in 2018  - A few days ago, we discussed the importance of setting goals for your food truck business. But how exactly do you ensure you hold yourself accountable to these goals in 2018? While the goal-making process if different for everyone, in this week’s blog we share three different ways to reach your goals this year.  1) Write them …
  • The Secrets Behind Kebab Van Success - Kebabs are taking off in a big way. In 2017, the Halal Snack Pack (or HSP, for short) phenomenon garnered fame after political controversy, but it’s pretty clear that kebabs are here to stay through 2018. That’s why in this week’s article we’ll be sharing the secrets to business success for all those budding kebab …
  • Food Truck Goals For 2018  - With the new year brings a new set of goals and intentions. And this doesn’t just mean personally but professionally, as well – in your food truck business. So in 2018, what are your food truck goals? If you’re not sure yet and need some help, don’t worry – we’ve created this blog to get you …
  • Top Food Trends for 2018  - With every new brings new ideas and trends. And when it comes to the food world, it’s no different. In this week’s blog, we discuss the top food trends to keep an eye out for in 2018.  1) Gut-friendly food  The first massive food trend is gut-friendly food. This one already took off in 2017 …
  • Three Delicious Smoothies For Summer  - With summer just around the corner, there’s a lot of things to get excited for. Relaxing days at the beach, outdoor barbecues with friends and summer clothes are just a few things to look forward to. Light refreshing drinks, such as smoothies, are also another great perk of the warmer months. In this week’s blog, …
  • Budgeting And Your Food Van - For those of us running a food van business, there are times when finances are a little tricky to manage. When you’re first starting out, it’s likely that money may be tight, even with a loan. At this stage, as well as after business starts to flow in, budgeting an essential tool to master for …
  • 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 …