Food Truck Tips & Tricks

July 2015

Are you looking to get more crowds at your food booth during events? You'll need to market your product. Read this month's article for 5 quick tips that will help you along the way!

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Market Your Food Booth With These 5 Quick Tips

by Bryant of

When Im not working on one of my own companies, I help my mother run her mobile coffee cart in Redding, CA. As you know, you can hardly pick up a food magazine without hearing about the rising trend of food vendors and mobile restaurants. Along with this rising trend comes an increase in competition; so if you are wondering how to effectively market your coffee cart business then this is for you

#1 Have The Best Product.

Even if it costs you more, sell the best product you can. And that's ok because at music festivals and fairs, people expect to pay more for their food. They would rather have a perfect latte for $3.50, than a bubbly, bitter "cappuccino" for .50 less. We serve 100% organic fair trade and kosher coffees, plus our entire staff has been trained by world barista championship judges. We also have one of the worlds greatest espresso machine brands La Marzocco. Needless to say, our quality was indisputable.

#2 Use The Bands To Build Your Brand!

We knew that we were going to have to get our name "Hebrews Coffee chapter 2? in front of all 2,000 people if we were ever going to make a profit. So we started making deals with band members. We put up a big sign that said "ask about free coffee, if you're in a band." We gave band members free coffee, in exchange, they promoted our coffee cart from the stage.

This branding strategy created a constant promotional program throughout the 3 day concert. We even gave the bands cups that read "bring this back for a free cup of iced coffee." The band members would announce our coffee cart and then throw these cups into the audience so that a few lucky people could also get a free drink.

#3 Signs, Signs and MORE Signs!

It's common sense really, you need to be as obvious as possible. The more times someone hears about your company, the greater the odds are that they will remember you. In our case, we needed to establish brand loyalty, FAST. Specifically, before our competitors did. So we put up signs. If you can get yourself in front of people, 1/2 the battle is already over. We put up as many signs as possible, including signs in unexpected places like on the ground.

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