FoodTruckr School - How to Start, Run and Grow a Successful Food Truck Business
By FoodTruckr.com & Host, Pat Flynn | The Food Truck Business Resource
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Why FoodTruckr? Because food doesn't sell itself. FoodTruckr School is here to bring you the best information possible to help you start, run, and grow a successful food truck business. Whether you're just starting out or you're a veteran in the food truck business, we're going to bring you the best of the best to help you get to the next level. Food trucks are hot, but going into it blindly or sticking to your "old school" ways are not. Technology and marketing strategies are changing every day, and you can be sure that if you subscribe to the Food Truckr School Podcast, you'll stay up to date on everything that's going on in the industry. Social media, branding, facebook, twitter, iphone apps, zoning requirements, health code regulations, licensing, food truck mechanics, pricing, strategy, business plans - you name it, it's here for you. Check us out at FoodTruckr.com, and let us help you become a food trucker, and get more customers to discover your amazing food.
||FS037: How to Cultivate an Awesome Brand – with Steven from King of Pops||Today’s guest has made a big splash in his Atlanta community, thanks to some wildly popular ice pops and one stunning brand. As their website makes clear, the team behind King of Pops knows how to make an impression.||7/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS036: The Hard Work of a Building a Dream – with Sharon of Magic Coffee Truck||Today’s guest is in the midst of building her dream. Magic Coffee Truck is about to hit the streets of Atlanta, thanks to the hard work of owner Sharon Turner. Many of my guests on the FoodTruckr School Podcast are already living the dream: Their||6/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS035: Catering for a Crowd – with Josh of The Pizza Wagon||What does it take to cater to hundreds of hungry pizza lovers at one time? No one knows better than Joshua Goldstein, head chef and owner of The Pizza Wagon. Josh’s trailer serves up delicious pizzas to the Pennsylvania area,||6/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS034: How to Make a Huge Impact with a Small Footprint – with Phil of Metrofiets||Does the thought of buying and maintaining a traditional food truck seem daunting, expensive, or simply not your style? You might be interested in this radical food trucking alternative: cargo bikes. My guest today is Phillip Ross,||5/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS033: Courageous Food Trucking with Carol of Military Moms||You just might recognize this episode’s special guest. That’s because Carol Rosenberg competed on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race with the unforgettable Military Moms. After being a stay-at-home mom for ten years,||5/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS032: Marketing Your Food Truck the Smart Way – with Brandon Lewin||This episode is one every FoodTruckr should hear. Today, we’re digging in deep on how to market your food truck. My guest today is Brandon Lewin, a marketer and strategist with a special place in his heart for food trucks.||4/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS031: The Community You Build Through Food – with Shiel Worcester of Jam Bakery||On an all-new episode of FoodTruckr School, Pat talks with Shiel Worcester of Jam Bakery about how she used crowdfunding to kick off her food truck journey and the challenges she faced turning her part-time passion into a full-time business.||3/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS030: Changing the World One Taco at a Time – with Cayla of Taco Bike||In today’s episode, we’ve got another amazing food truck alternative for you: Taco Bike. Cayla Mackey brings organic, local, sustainable breakfast tacos to the Nashville community, all from the back of a bicycle.||3/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS029: Food Carting in Style with Nathan Beck from Natedogs||I'm very excited to introduce Nathan Beck, founder of Natedogs. Nathan's here to talk about something we haven't covered yet on Foodtruckr: the unique challenges and benefits of running a food cart, rather than a food truck.||2/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS028: How to Forge a Food Truck Empire with Jim from Bacon Bacon SF||This week’s guest has taken San Francisco by storm with his ingenious food truck, Bacon Bacon. That’s right—one food truck, twice the bacon! Jim Angelus started out in the restaurant world, but when he and his wife started a family,||2/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS027: How to Keep a Food Truck in Business with Yvonne from Brown Shuga Soul Food||In the latest episode of FoodTruckr School, Chef Yvonne of Brown Shuga Soul Food shares her top tips for keeping your food truck business running efficiently as you work to overcome challenges and experience new things.||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS026: Building Your Truck with Jeremy from Prestige Food Trucks||I’m so excited to introduce you to the mastermind behind some of the best-designed food trucks I’ve seen. He’s Jeremy Adams, founder of Prestige Food Trucks. The folks at Prestige design and build custom food trucks and mobile kitchens,||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS025: Reverse Food Trucking with Jacquie Berglund from FINNEGANS||I’m thrilled to bring you this very special episode of the FoodTruckr School Podcast, where I interview Jacquie Berglund, CEO of FINNEGANS and mastermind behind the FINNEGANS Reverse Food Truck. That’s right, a reverse food truck.||12/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS024: Food Trucks and Kickstarter with Malcolm Bedell from ‘Wich Please||If you’re thinking about funding your food truck with a Kickstarter, listen up. I’ve got Malcolm Bedell with me on this episode of the Foodtruckr School Podcast, talking about his up-and-coming food truck ‘Which Please. When I say up-and-coming,||11/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS023- What to Expect Early in Your Food Truck Career with Conor and JP of Copper Chefs||Smooth starts are rare in the food truck world, as Conor and JP know all too well. As owners of Copper Chefs Food Truck and Catering, they’ve endured their share of trials and tribulations bringing their French-American bistro cuisine to the Houston c||11/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS022- Season 5 Great Food Truck Race Champion, Tommy Marudi from Middle Feast!||Welcome to a special episode of FoodTruckr school! Today, we’re happy to welcome Tommy Marudi to the show, one of the three chefs on the champion food truck from this past season of The Great Food Truck Race. After seven weeks on the road,||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS021- Quitting Wall Street to Start a Food Truck with Jeremie and Nissa Banet||Imagine having a job that you’ve worked hard to earn, making great money, and then quitting entirely to do something completely brand new. Well, that’s exactly what today’s guest, Jeremie Banet has done. He has recently quit his full-time job as a||10/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS020- Food Truck Face Off – Vasavi Kumar||The Great Food Truck Race on Food Network is in the middle of it’s fifth successful season. That tells you something about this industry – it’s growing, and it’s becoming more mainstream. It’s growing so much,||9/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS019- What’s it REALLY Like to Start a Food Truck with Gina from Get the Scoop||Starting a food truck is a dream that is very much alive in today’s world, and many chefs and entrepreneurs are making that dream come true. Like with anything awesome, however, it’s not always the easiest thing in the world to do,||8/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS018- How to Start a Food Truck Book (Foreword and Introduction)||Over the last few months, the team here at FoodTruckr.com has been working overtime getting things ready for something very special: the launch of our brand new book, How to Start a Food Truck: The Definitive Guide! That’s right!||8/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS017- Food Truck Propane Safety with PERC||On July 1st, 2014, a horrific and tragic event happened in Feltonville, Philadelphia when a food truck exploded, injuring 13 people, including 2 critical injuries. Sadly, the two people who were in critical condition died on July 24th.||8/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS016- An Education in Food Truck Law with Patrice Perkins of Creative Genius Law||In this episode of FoodTruckr school, we’re happy to welcome Patrice Perkins, a Chicago-based attorney who blogs at Creative Genius Society and also Creative Genius Law. Patrice gives us the low-down on all things legal when it comes to your food truc||7/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS015- Food Truck Marketing Tips and The LA Food Scene with Shawna Dawson||Today, we’re extremely happy to welcome an amazing guest on the show who has a major influence in the LA Food Scene and the growth of food trucks in general! Shawna Dawson co-founded the LA Street Food Fest,||6/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS014- What You Need to Know about Your Truck with Felix and Scott from KitchensOnWheels.com||In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we welcome Felix and Scott from Kitchens On Wheels, a company that has been helping build food trucks for over a decade! We talk about a lot of important things when it comes to your actual truck,||6/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS013- All About Your Food Truck Website||Food trucks live and often rely on social media, but what about a food truck’s website? How important is a website for your truck, and what are the best practices for running a useful site that actually helps your business?||5/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS012- What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck||The most popular article on FoodTruckr is one titled: 50 Food Truck Owners Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Food Truck”. In fact, this was the very first post ever published on the blog! In today’s podcast,||4/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS011- A Successful Start (and a Cold Winter!) With Tony from Rig-A-Tony’s||In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we’re very happy to welcome Tony Fumarolo, owner of Rig-a-Tony’s, a relatively new Italian food truck that serves the community of Fort Wayne, Indiana. As a young and new entrepreneur on the scene,||4/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS010- What you Ought to Know About Food Truck Festivals||In this episode of FoodTruckr School we have a very educational chat with Jessica Capistrant, one of the co-founders of the Phoenixville Food Truck Festival in Pennsylvania. Food Truck festivals are events that are not only a great way to sell a ton of.||3/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS009- How Craig Expanded His Food Truck Business into Catering and Classes||In this episode of FoodTruckr School, I’m very happy to introduce you to Craig Barbour, owner of the Roots food truck in Charlotte, North Carolina. Craig’s background in the catering industry became very useful after starting his food truck,||3/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS008- Understanding Health Codes – A Conversation with Matt from the Minnesota Department of Health||On today’s episode of FoodTruckr School, I’m happy to welcome Matt Finkenbiner from the Minnesota Department of Health. Matt is here to help us understand more about the process of health codes and inspections and requirements for your truck – bec||2/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS007- Jessica and Liza from Bowled and Beautiful Talk Getting Started and Work Life Balance as Food Truck Owners||In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we’re very excited to welcome Jessica and Liza from Bowled and Beautiful, a food truck you may recognize from Season 4 of The Great Food Truck Race! Jessica and Liza went home early from the competition,||2/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS006- From Food Truck to Brick and Mortar Restaurant with Brett from BC Tacos||In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we chat with Brett Chiavari from BC Tacos, one of the most popular food trucks to reign South Florida! He’s also recently opened up a brick and mortar restaurant of the same name,||1/31/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS005- Customer Service Tips and Marketing Insights from the FoodTruckr Team||This episode of FoodTruckr School is a bit different—Pat’s not here, so the team at FoodTruckr HQ took over! Matt Gartland, Nicole Farley, Jonathan Wondrusch, and Mindy Holahan held a roundtable discussion just for you where we shared insights on ev||1/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS004- Best Practices for Sharing Your Location and Using Social Media with Matt Berkland from Truckily.com||In this episode of FoodTruckr School, we talk with Matt Berkland from Truckily.com about best practices and tips for sharing your location on social media. How often do you share your location? How much time do you give your customers to locate you?||12/20/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS003- Dear Food Truck Owner, Why Aren’t You Asking Me For My Email Address?||In this third episode of FoodTruckr School, I don’t have a guest on the show with us this time around, however I pose a very important question to all food truck owners out there: Why aren’t you asking your customers for their email addresses?||12/6/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS002- Food Truck Branding – From Logo to Design, Culture and Customer Experience with Chris Adams||In this second episode of FoodTruckr School, we chat with Chris Adams from Rocketman Creative, a branding expert and strategist who helps food trucks new and old establish their identity and focus or re-focus their branding efforts for maximum impact.||11/22/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||FS001- Tips, Strategies and More with Mike Swaleh from Tikka Tikka Taco and The Great Food Truck Race||We at FoodTruckr are extremely happy to welcome you to the very first episode of FoodTruckr School! FoodTruckr School is a podcast dedicated to helping you take your food truck business to the next level. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a||11/9/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
I have always wanted to open my own specialty ice cream sunde food truck and this is exactly what I need to get motivated to follow through!!!
Amazing Marketing Podcast!
Every food truck owner should subscribe to the podcast! However, as success principles are easily transferrable, this is a great marketing podcast for any small business owner!
Great work, Pat! Love food trucks!! Great podcast!!