New Year’ resolution for food truck owners:
Most people at the beginning of every year have a new years’ life resolution. This is a time when we can essentially “restart” and have a new beginning to our life. Some have resolutions to have better goals. Some have resolutions to become more fit, or it’s to work on certain qualities. But for most of you reading this, maybe was to have the best year you have had as a food truck owner. To have the best year selling and to feed as any people in your city. Perhaps you wanted to build and open up your own restaurant. Or you wanted to be the greatest mobile food vendor.
Some challenges do not permit you to complete those goals. For the whole world, the biggest challenge was this virus, COVID-19. It put many businesses under, hurt many economies, and left many people unemployed. Many food trucks were touched by this as well, and maybe did not have the resource to continue.
Unfortunately, the restaurant and mobile food industry were some first industries hurt, and perhaps your food truck business was included in that. In this blog, we are going to talk about reasons why ordering from food trucks, and from mobile food vendors, can be a much safer way of getting takeout food during this pandemic.
Food Trucks: Safer Option:
The first reason is, food trucks are outdoors. Just by being an outdoor, takeout option, a restaurant on wheels, food trucks are considered a safer option for eating out rather that dining in a restaurant. Many restaurants are restricted to limited occupancy, or don’t allow seating, and yet food trucks are still operating day-to-day. However, being outdoors is a positive. Everyone knows that viruses are much less likely to be spread outdoors than they are indoors. Especially COVID-19, due to the simple fact of how these germs and droplets survive longer in more enclosed spaces.
Experts claim that ordering food from a food truck is safer during this new day-to-day life. All thanks to the outdoor, friendly environment. Many food trucks have switched to online ordering, and will personally bring the food to you. This avoids having to go into any restaurant.
In addition, your food is handled by fewer employees. Most food trucks have 2-3 employees working, compared to restaurants with many more employees. Our trucks are asked to wear their masks and are taking the health and safety of you and their employees seriously. It is critical to the growth of their business to keep their employees healthy in order to stay open and operating.
Food truck owners want to ensure safety for their customers, even make sure that outside of their truck, they place tapes and mark the 6-foot social distancing policy. Ordering from a food truck, not only the employees but, you as a customer, need to keep your mask on. This helps protect yourself, and those around you. Food truck owners, to keep their permit for their business, also have to follow certain standard that the city has put into place. Just like restaurants have their own guidelines, so do food trucks. After all, a food truck is a mobile restaurant.
Food trucks are also safer because most everything is on display. In general, you can look food into food trucks and see what is happening. Some are also very open, and it is like you in the truck watching. This can be a pretty cool experience. This, with certain exceptions, is not the case in restaurants.
We love food trucks, and food truck owners, let’s support their business and the industry in all the cities as much as we can!