FOOD TRUCK

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  1. Food Truck Fire Safety

    Over the last few years the mobile food truck phenomenon has hit popularity highs, with cities and towns holding weekly food truck meet ups where mobile restaurant owners can showcase their menus to the public. Food trucks are becoming so popular, so quickly that local governments are working double time to play catch up in order to create and regulate safety protocols for these mobile restaurants. There are several aspects they need to regulate – food handling and safety guidelines, cleaning guidelines, ventilations guidelines, etc. With all of the equipment required to operate the food truck you run an extremely high risk of fire, and it is imperative that you take preventative measures to prevent these fires from occurring.

     

    When you are first setting up your food truck you will more than likely find the need to install a ventilated exhaust system in your truck. These exhaust systems are designed to pull smoke and debris from the interior of the truck. They also help collecting oil and grease that accumulates when cooking. An unclean hood system is not only unsanitary, but can also lead to fires inside of your food truck. It is highly recommended that you regularly have your hood system professionally cleaned and inspected to ensure proper functionality. If your food truck is being used frequently it is required by the NFPA that your exhaust system is inspected at least quarterly.

     

    Almost all local and state governments will require a fire suppression system to be installed in your food truck. Fire suppression systems ...

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  2. HoodMart Spring Food Truck Check List
    Winter is almost over, and with it comes the gorgeous spring weather everyone has been waiting for. Once that spring weather gets here get ready for food truck madness. With that in mind, now is a great time to get started on some spring cleaning of...

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  3. HoodMart Food Truck Cleaning Guide
    Running a Food Truck is a great way to have your o ...

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  4. Winter Survival Guide For Your Food Truck
    Winter is coming, and with that comes the seasonal problems that come along with the cold weather. If you run a food truck or any sort of mobile kitchen or concession truck you know you risk potential problems with your truck and the ventilation duri...

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  5. Reasons Why Food Truck Businesses Falter
    Like any good business idea that begins to gain momentum, operating a food truck or Concession Stand brings both rewards and challenges, particularly as those kinds of businesses begin to catch on in certain areas and adapt to customer dema...

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