The best Food vender trucks on the streets in Seattle, WA
In spite of there being 316 mobile food venders in the Pudget Sound area, there are a few challenges that may arise for the vender and his food on wheels. Customers may have a misconception of the cleanliness within the environment of the trucks. A truck vender also has the challenge of finding exactly where the public is located. Even if the truck is near a lot of people, the customers still may not come.
Another challenge these mobile restaurants run into is the $200.00 fee that The Seattle Health Department requires a vender to pay for each location they serve people at. This creates a need for the truck to stay put more often. This lack of action can result in loss of customers, loss of profit, and a waste of time.
The last challenge that a food truck vender must face is ridicule form small business owners. Even if the vender has a license, he cannot park in front of a business where he is not welcome.
Due to the economy, many small business owners feel threatened by the vender and his pack up and go mobile station. This feeling does not go without reason. One of the best Taco trucks in Bell town hurt a company that was only a block away from the parking location of this truck.
This deli has to compete daily with burritos that run around $5.00 and tacos that cost $1.50. The Deli Shez Café’ has lost more customers because of their own ridiculous prices and the convenience and love prices of the taco truck.
Fernando Paz is the owner of this grand truck that catches the eyes of almost every bell town resident or visitor in the Seattle area. He is located right by Dan’s bell town grocery on Third Avenue and Bell Street.
This location is perfect for this wise owner because of the dog park that is right next to the grocery store. After a dog owner is done running around the park with their furry friend, appetites will increase and hunger will creep up creating a monster within one’s belly. With such an inexpensive prices, who could truly deny that growl within?
Another local truck is not really involved with the street sales but rather catering events. His pricey burgers are more than Dicks deliciously flavored hamburgers that leave consumers begging for more. However since Joshua Henderson began catering instead of working on the streets waiting for consumers he has doubled his sales. Maybe Mr. Henderson has figured out the secret to the sales tactics many trucks are still trying to figure out.
Lastly is a company that is still struggling to stay afloat since the trucks were sent out. Owning two ice cream shops, Molly Neitzel has the sugar coating for her five brand new on the street sales. The ice cream is so delicious on a hot day it nearly melts in your mouth.
These three companies struggle to keep going but each one has their own little secret of how they keep their head above water and their company from seeking. Perhaps, the smaller companies could learn a couple lessons from these three companies.