Here are the five most important things to know before starting your own food vending business.
Are you considering starting your own food vending business? Thousands of people across America are making a fine living and are supporting their families with their own vending business. They have achieved financial security while experiencing the independence of being self-employed.
If you are seeking to build your own business and are willing to make a commitment to success, then no business is simpler or less expensive to establish than a vending business.
1. Find out about the laws and regulations regarding vending in your area.
There are laws and regulations regarding food vending in every city or town. You are generally required to obtain a business license and there may be restrictions as to what you can serve and where you may locate your business. Call your town hall for information. In New York City, we can advise you. Some areas will only require that carts be built with clean and sanitary construction, while others will require that equipment be built to NSF Standard. Finally, some health departments will require carts that are actually NSF listed. Whatever the case, we we can assist as we have equipment that can meet any of these standards.
2. Buy your food vending unit from a company you can trust.
There are lots of companies that sell vending units, but there is only one that invented both the New York City Stainless Steel Hot Dog Cart and the World Famous Good Humor Ice Cream Carts. Worksman has been in business since 1898. For over a century, thousands of independent business people and world famous companies have trusted Worksman. Your cart is the heart of your business. Choose the finest. Choose Worksman.
3. Choose a vending unit built in America by master craftsmen.
There’s a lot more to building a vending unit than bending stainless steel and welding it together. and it takes a lot more than a toolbox and some spare garage space. Worksman Vending Units are built in our 100,00 square foot manufacturing plant in New York City. Many of our employees have been with us for decades and have passed on their skills and knowledge to their sons and relatives.
4. Get exactly what you want and what you need.
Often a “standard” vending unit will fit your needs. But what if you require something different? Is your vending unit manufacturer equipped to truly customize your unit? When you look through the rest of this website note how many totally different styles of vending units Worksman has made. Some of them are truly unique. Not just in appearance, but in function. That’s why so many business people trust Worksman to create the perfect unit for their business. And that’s why you’ll find Worksman Vending units selling every kind of hot food, cold food, and frozen treats from hot dogs to Halal foods, bagels to BBQ, coffee to cupcakes, empanadas to escerviche, french fries to frozen bananas, pizza to panninis or just about anything you can imagine!
5. Make a long-term plan.
Take a little time to develop a long-term plan. How can you grow your business next year, in five years and beyond. Planning today will lead to success tomorrow. Part of your plan should include choosing a vending unit manufacturer who will stand by you today and will be here for you in the future – – even if that’s another 100 years!