Many individuals find themselves turning away from the corporate rat race and seeking unique ways to generate income on their own terms. One of the options that many find appealing is a food cart. With a food cart you can work alone, unfettered by employers or decision makers who have their best interests in mind instead of yours. And there are so many different selections to choose from, including:
Pushcarts — charming and so easy to operate
Kiosks — plant yourself in a shopping mall and let the customers come to you
Food & beverage vending carts — choose your own style of food: traditional American or exotic international
Ice cream carts — be the biggest draw at the beach, on the boardwalk, or at parades
Hot dog carts — classic fare for everywhere
Food and ice cream trucks – be the go-to food vendor at the beach, on construction sites, and in residential neighborhoods on weekends
Food carts and other vending vehicles are easy enough to find thanks to the Internet. A quick search will reveal websites that offer a myriad of food and beverage carts. In addition to food carts, trucks and kiosks, there are other options, including:
Cold plate delivery freezers for permanent locations or storage warehouses
Coffee and hot beverage counters for seasonal operations
Inline stores and bars for larger, permanent locations
Food service trailers for refreshing depleted supplies while on the road
Custom branded pushcarts to establish your brand, perhaps in multiple locations
Merchandise carts that are ideal for parades, sporting events and other public events
Some models have a bicycle attached to them. They are easy to transport and have that Old World charm. Other models are pushed by hand for a yet more traditional look. In addition, many even come with a variety of vibrantly colored umbrellas and canopies to choose from.
Being your own boss can be rewarding in ways that you may only begin to realize after you’ve taken the step. While the financial outlay will be fairly minimal, the enormous enjoyment of connecting with people and being self-employed might make you wonder why you took so long to do it!