As a restaurant owner, it can be easy to get busy with employees and marketing, and forget about keeping the quality of your food high. Unfortunately, if you order from the wrong food vendor, you might not end up with dishes that you can be proud of. When I opened my first place, I chose my first vendor based completely on price, which was a mistake. Instead of turning out fresh, delicious food everyday, I found myself struggling to hang onto customers. I want you to avoid making the same mistakes I did, which is why I want to teach you about the importance of food vendors.
If you're setting up a fast-food truck business and are now in the midst of deciding which equipment you should get for your compact premises, these are two items that you should definitely buy.
Hamburger moulder equipment
Hamburgers are a staple fast-food item which your customers will probably expect you to provide. If you would prefer to make your hamburgers fresh, rather than using frozen preformed ones, then you should buy some hamburger moulder equipment that will allow you to make hamburgers that have consistent dimensions.
There are several reasons why you should get this item for your food business. Firstly, having this equipment will mean that, without weighing your ground beef, you will always know that you are using the correct amount of it when making a burger because the moulder component will only hold a specific amount of meat. This means that you won't ever use too much (which could result in you running out before your next beef delivery arrives) or too little (which might lead to you dealing with dissatisfied and hungry customers).
Secondly, the hamburgers you create with this equipment will always be the same neat shape. As such, it will always be easy to lay toppings on them (as each burger will have a completely flat top, rather than a lumpy or sloped surface that might cause the toppings to fall off it) and it will be simple for you to make every hamburger look as good as it can (which matters, as excellent food presentation is a big part of what makes people continue to use a particular food service).
A waffle iron
In a food truck, space is often at a premium. Because of this, you should try to buy multifunctional equipment that will allow you to make a variety of fast foods to your customers, without taking up much counter or cupboard space. One example of this would be a waffle maker. In addition to being able to produce sweet or savory waffles, this equipment is also great for making fritters, grilled cheese sandwiches, hash browns, quesadillas, and perhaps even waffle buns for the hamburgers you'll be creating in the aforementioned moulder equipment.
Modern waffle makers also usually have a non-stick coating, which makes cleaning them easy as pie. This is crucial, as when you're running a busy food service business, you must be able to move on to making different kinds of food without having to spend 10 minutes scrubbing the equipment clean first.