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Catering Vans - Still Viable??

derickcoleman73derickcoleman73 subscriber Posts: 2
edited August 2008 in Selecting a Business
My sister and I want to earn cash with the idea of a burger/food van. Can anyone advice as to how easy or difficult, it is to get a regular market/car booth pitch or industrial round, is there someone to approach?
Is this business still profitable?
Im sure there would be some learned person who could offer somd advice


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    proactive1proactive1 subscriber Posts: 1
    Hello Derick,
    Back in the `90s I was a sales rep for the National Restaurant Association. Their function is to represent, educate and promote the industry. You might find the following link useful... http://www.restaurant.org/careers/advice.cfm. You may also want to contact them or, contact your home state`s Restaurant Association partner organization.
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    startuphelperstartuphelper subscriber Posts: 2
    Another potential downside with a burger/food van is that you can only be in one place at a time. If for example you find a good sized company that will allow you to park in their parking lot during lunch, that`s all the customers you will have. That one location. Seems very limiting since most companies have a specific lunch hour and if not, most employees take their lunch around noon anyway.
    Is that the type of food van you were refering to?
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