Do images of juicy burgers dance in your head at night? Are burger and fries your go to comfort food after a long day at work or school? As a burger lover, you are probably always on the lookout for new burger food trucks in the city to satisfy your constant craving. Lucky for you Philadelphia is a haven for burger lovers. Here are 6 burger food trucks in Philadelphia to check out:
Spot Burgers are known for hand-crafted gourmet burgers and sirloin cheesesteaks. If you are environmentally conscious, then you will love how they use a small cart that doesn’t need a generator, making it more eco-efficient. There will be no guilt with this indulgence.
Burger Tank s often found on Temple University’s campus and is a favorite in the neighborhood for their customizable burgers. With all the fresh toppings they have to offer, you can have fun experimenting with different types of burgers. And even vegetarians will find something they love and you have to try their tots.
This popular food truck is a great place to stop if you are out with friends who all have different culinary tastes. Specializing in smoked meats and pickled fruits and vegetables, Chewy’s Philadelphia offers customer favorites like gourmet burgers, shrimp rolls and a hickory smoked brisket sandwich.
Wahlburgers Food Truck
This Massachusetts-based restaurant has received a big welcome in the city of Brotherly Love with its brick and mortar restaurant and food truck. With its made to order beef burgers and variety of sides and toppings even the pickiest of burger connoisseurs will be satisfied.
Looking at art can certainly make you hungry so that is why the Starr Catering Group wants to make sure Philadelphia Museum of Art visitors have enough food options to choose from. To that end, they have set up a burger food truck on the East Terrace of the museum. Philly regulars and tourists alike will love the celebration of all things Philly with the Rocky Balboa burger with provolone, onions and pesto mayo and the Peale’s Portobello burger. Yo, Philly!
Zac’s Burgers Food Truck
Zac’s Burgers is known for being a family-owned business that treats its customers like family. They pride themselves on delicious made-to-order meals and friendly service at a reasonable price. All the food is made fresh with the highest quality ingredients and with unique twists like wacky zacky sauce. You will love that not only can you find your favorite dishes at their restaurants but also around town at their food trucks. You get the same great food and customer service, but there are more convenient locations for when a craving just strikes.
With all this burger love in Philadelphia, you might be considering getting in on some of the action yourself. Would you love to turn your passion for burgers into a career by running your own burger food truck?
Many burger franchisors are getting into the food truck business so you don’t have to worry about starting a new concept from scratch. Instead consider owning a food truck from your favorite burger franchise.
By joining a franchise, you have the security of offering the food of an established brand that people love already. Also most burger franchisors like Zac’s Burgers will offer support which will be indispensable to those who are new to the food truck and restaurant businesses.
When you buy a food truck from a franchisor like Zac’s Burgers who has locations in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, not only do you get a preset menu but you can also take advantage of their brand power. Zac’s will also give you the training and resources to help you get your truck running.
Have never run a food truck before? Here are some tips to keep in mind:
If you are not already, become a planner. Just like with a brick and mortar restaurant, each day on a food truck is filled with its own set of challenges, but some of yours will be a little more unique. Have a contingency plan for everything from the truck breaking down to running out of food to problems with finding locations to park. Time is money so you can’t afford a lot of downtime when you are not selling your products.
Hard work, long hours required. Any food truck owner will tell you that if you are looking for a business where you can make your own hours and only work when you want to then the food truck business is not right for you. With all the food shopping, prep, marketing and paperwork you have to do, there is so much more to the food truck business than the time spent on the truck cooking for customers. Be prepared to commit to doing what needs to be done so that you can have a long-running, successful business.
Don’t lose sight of all the little details. You could hands-down spend all day, every week just with the food prep and cooking, but if you ignored the other parts of your business you could end up with outdated permits and bills left unpaid. To make sure that you are getting everything done that is essential to your business, you should carve out time for specific duties.
Must learn to be social media savvy. Social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are great ways to reach out to potential customers and spread the word about any promotions you are running or special dishes you might be trying out so it is important to become social media savvy. If you are not comfortable managing the accounts yourself, hire a social media expert to do it for you.
Plan ahead for what locations you will be at. Finding good locations to set up shop whether for a few hours or all day can be challenging. You need to make sure that you have all permits and follow all regulations and on top of that you will want to make sure that you will have enough customers to make that location profitable for you. This can be a tall order so you need to be constantly on the lookout for new locations.
Interested in learning more about burger food truck opportunities, call Zac’s Burgers today.