Vending Trucks FAQ

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with our sales manager, Chris, to discuss some of the questions that come up when someone is considering a food truck.

Here at Vending Trucks Inc. our goal is to make the process simple and friendly for everyone, so that your truck comes out exactly as you envisioned it. We want you to be happy with your truck so you can focus on what’s really important – your food.

Chris tells me he’s been asked, “Do you sell used food trucks?” many times!

We can custom fabricate your dream on a new or used truck, however, we only install new equipment and only use new materials once we get to work.  This is to maintain the level of quality that we believe everyone should have with their trucks. The vehicle itself is generally the main item that causes the overall food truck cost to vary.

The question that often follows that one is “How much is a food truck?”

Since a food truck is such an intimate and personal thing, there are many choices and variables to consider when having a truck fabricated.  There is no ‘one’ price that fits all. Overall price range can vary depending on the vehicle itself, the equipment, and the aesthetics.  You can always give us a call at 732-969-5400 and have a chat with one of our friendly customer service representatives who can guide you through the whole process, or check out our online price quote for a rough estimate.

A question that our account manager, Joe, hears quite often is “Do you offer financing?”

Our best suggestion is to work with your bank to attain financing, especially if you have a good relationship with them already because of a mortgage or car loan. While we do not offer this service “in-house,” we have unaffiliated financing contacts that have worked with some of our customers in the past.  One of our sales representatives would be happy to provide their contact information!

Another possibility is crowdfunding through sites such as Kickstarter or Foodstart. Check out this guide on Foodtruckr for more information on how to successfully crowdfund your food truck!

Once the price is figured out people always want to know “What is the lead-time for fabricating a food truck?”

At Vending Trucks Inc. we pride ourselves on the quality craftsmanship we provide to our clients, and as such we require 6-8 weeks fabrication time from start to finish.  However, there are many cases where it can be less. For example, we have had cases where the vehicle in our inventory was already partially fabricated, and the only installations necessary were a few pieces of cooking equipment. This enabled us to provide the truck much sooner than 6 weeks!

A customer recently asked Chris “If I supply the truck, can you customize and fabricate it into a food truck?”

Absolutely!  You are certainly welcome to provide the vehicle for fabrication.  The actual fabrication costs would generally remain the same on our end, however.

Joe recently fielded a call where the client asked “Do you only build food trucks?”

Absolutely not!  We are a custom-fabrication company that can build-out the truck interior/exterior with any equipment—not only cooking equipment.  Retail units, pet rescue, pet salons, offices, and recording studios are only some of the projects other than food trucks that we have completed. As the founder of Vending Trucks Inc., Howie, always says, “If you can think it, we can build it!”

Something our VP of Development, Jamie heard the other day was, “Do I have to pay for equipment that I do not need in the truck?”

Of course not!  We are an “a-la-carte” company that fabricates to YOUR exact specifications.  This is to ensure that you are getting exactly what you need and not paying unnecessary costs. We’re here to build your dream food truck, not sell you unnecessary appliances.

If you have any more questions you would like answered by our sales team please leave a comment below, message us on facebook, or send us a tweet and we’ll get back to you with an answer ASAP!