7 Tips For Starting A Successful Food Truck (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Food Truck

Want to start your own food truck? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a food truck:

Where to start?

-> Food truck plan
-> How to finance a food truck?
-> How much does it cost to start a food truck?
-> Pros and cons of a food truck
-> How to get clients for a food truck?

Need inspiration?

-> Other food truck success stories
-> Examples of established food truck
-> Marketing ideas for a food truck
-> Food truck names
-> Food truck Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Profitability of a food truck

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a food truck:

#1: Jen and Ben Goldberg, founder of New York Food Truck Association:

We chatted with with Jen, founder of New York Food Truck Association ($200K/month). In our interview, Jen says:

There are always aspects of a company that can be improved and often things don’t go your way. This can be stressful but a true entrepreneur takes these challenges head-on and adapts.

Additionally:

If you believe in what you do and enjoy it, then you can get through the tough times, which are part of the learning process.

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#2: Jeffrey Mora, founder of Food Fleet:

We chatted with with Jeffrey, founder of Food Fleet ($1.5M/month). In our interview, Jeffrey says:

Doing the right thing for your team, your partners, and everyone else you touch in this world will always win.

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#3: Jeffrey Mora, founder of Food Fleet:

We chatted with with Jeffrey, founder of Food Fleet ($1.5M/month). In our interview, Jeffrey says:

Be as helpful as you can right now and they will remember that the next time they need something.

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#4: Bryce Dillingham, founder of Roll Up Food Truck:

We chatted with with Bryce, founder of Roll Up Food Truck ($50K/month). In our interview, Bryce says:

Chase what you want for selfish reasons but never forget WHY you wanted to chase that goal and pay appreciation and give back to everyone who helped you get there.

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#5: Jeffrey Mora, founder of Food Fleet:

We chatted with with Jeffrey, founder of Food Fleet ($1.5M/month). In our interview, Jeffrey says:

Look at your partner’s or clients’ business and see how you can help grow it.

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#6: Corbin O'Reilly, founder of Tap Truck USA:

We chatted with with Corbin, founder of Tap Truck USA ($30K/month). In our interview, Corbin says:

Failure is simply an opportunity for growth and learning; it allows you to refine your approach and come back stronger than ever before.

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