The idea of selling pizzas on a truck is great. Foremost, pizzas on wheels’ gives vendors flexibility of operation. That is, to bring pizzas to parks, outdoor markets, events and other public places. More so, if the location does not work, owners can quickly move to more convenient locations.
Food van design
To get the most of a pizza truck business utmost regard must be had to the truck’s design. A pizza truck design is essentially quite distinct from your everyday trucks; both in visual identity and package design. Such designs include the enclosed pizza truck design and the open- truck design. The enclosed pizza truck type offers the best option to work in optimum conditions such as sunny days and winter seasons. For comfortable working during sunny days, though, it is important that the ideal truck is designed with rooftop air- conditioner. You can find more information about our commercial kitchen design on our Shop fittings website. The materials used in its constructions should also be carefully selected. In this regard, coved seamless flooring and powder-coated aluminium walls are an excellent choice.
Another pizza truck type is the Open -air pizza oven. The open-air pizza oven is characterised by more view of the operations inside the truck such as preparation of pizzas and their storage. For this design, ensure to invest in quality kitchen design and storage. Regarding visual identity, a pizza truck must be identifiable as one by any passersby. Smart branding is a key note here. For instance, the truck design could feature a logo of the business and images of pizza. More so, there should be careful selection of colours. This could be flashy colours or the dull colours. The rule, however, is that the chosen colours should be fun and complements the pizza cuisine.
Food van shape
Regarding package design, it is possible to play around with even the smallest of truck spaces so to accommodate the maximum pizzas. Foremost, it is noteworthy that the shape of the truck design determines the available interior size. The most accommodative shapes in this regard are square or rectangle. The rectangle truck design also offers more ventilation space.
Another space- saving pizza truck design is one with panels that lift off. Ideally, the panels will lift and be used as pizza serving panels.
Further, the ideal truck design should be determined by whether one wants a full mobile kitchen or a full mobile pizza truck. The full mobile kitchen design means that you will be preparing food on site while the full mobile pizza design means that the truck shall be designed for storage and retail space.
The full mobile kitchen design is prudent because pizzas need to be freshly assembled at the point of sale. When designing, this type, regard must be had to interior truck designs, wall and ceiling finish, plumbing system by professionals like Plumber Baulkham Hills, entry door, flooring options.
These two trucks’ types are also referred to as mobile food preparation vehicles or the industrial catering vehicle. The mobile food Preparation vehicle(MFPV) is the equivalent of full mobile kitchen design whereby pizzas is prepared while the customers wait. The industrial catering vehicle(ICV) on the other hands sells only precooked pizzas.
Wood fired pizza truck
Notably, the MFPV costs more than the ICV due to the additional facilities required in its running.
Another ideal pizza truck designs are the Pizza (Wood-Fired) Trucks. Essentially, the design is one of the most comfortable. Structurally, pizza trucks must be designed with the right materials and technology. Steel frames and aluminium doors are undoubtedly ideal for easy cleaning and also because they are highly durable. Most importantly, regard must be had to the size of the pizza truck. For newcomers, stating on a small truck could be ideal because it costs less. It may, however, mean that certain facilities will not be included such as the kitchen or the generator. The cleaning set-up, however, is mandatory. When limited in space, go for Hand Sink w/ Side Splashguards.
Large pizza trucks, on the other hand, present a professional appearance and can accommodate handy equipment for better operation. A good example of such equipment is a Double-stacked Conveyor Pizza Oven and larger preparation and serving tables.
Finally, to run a successful ‘pizza- on -wheels’ business, one must plan for additional costs that include the costs of a parking lot and getting permits for their operation. These costs greatly vary from state to state. Also, one might want to consider where they will be parking the truck at the end of day. In some countries, it is mandatory that the trucks be parked in approved commissary locations.