Hurricane Concession & Mobile Kitchens, is here for concession trailers and all your trailer needs! We feature Mobile Concession Equipment, Mobile Kitchens, BBQ Concession equipment, and Mobile Catering equipment. Call us to speak to a sales agent at (601) 947-6160.
Concession trailer businesses today are much more than hotdog and ice cream carts! They are much more sophisticated than the old food carts and offer much more than simple pre-cooked foods. Customers can enjoy a fresh, healthy meal, cooked to order, and the food quality compares to that of many respected restaurants. It’s a fact that an increasing number of ambitious chefs and restaurateurs are discovering that custom mobile food concession equipment is the most affordable way to break into the highly lucrative food business!
There are many benefits to owning and running a mobile concession business today. Let’s face it, the restaurant business is not an easy one, and it demands a significant investment of time and money, even for a modest start-up business. The start-up investment for a fixed location food service will include buying space, supplying the kitchen, buying furniture and fixtures, linens, silverware, place settings…and a mass of other items. These up-front expenses can easily exceed a quarter of a million dollars for a simple, no-frills 1200 square foot restaurant, even before staff or food products are added. Even a very humbly furnished cafe that size will be at least $100,000 to furnish.
At a conservative cost of between $50 and $225 per square foot for a conventional brick-and-mortar restaurant, the small overhead costs of a customized concession business can be a very smart option, dropping the blockade to entrance for many potential cooks and chefs and entrepreneurs. This considerably reduced outlay also leans toward a much faster evolution to productivity. Should the project not work out, the risks are also much fewer.
There are some basic things to deliberate before acquiring a mobile food service concession. Principal among these is the kinds of foods to be offered. Diverse cooking techniques call for different fittings. Preparation and cooking of food on-site is somewhat dissimilar to simply serving food primed at an off-site facility. This difference will affect the costs and functioning of the concession equipment for its ultimate use. It will also immediately alter any licensing and insurance costs. Here are a few factors to be thought out:
- on-site versus off-site food preparation
- type of cooking and service
- all power needs
- cooling & freezing needs
- fire safety devices
- number of staff working
- any storage requirements
- dish washing issues
Once again, Hurricane Concession & Mobile Kitchens, is here for all your concession needs! We feature Mobile Concession Equipment, Mobile Kitchens, BBQ Concession equipment, and Mobile Catering equipment. Call us to speak to a sales agent at (601) 947-6160.
A LITTLE HISTORY
A food truck is a large vehicle equipped to cook and sell food. Some, including ice cream trucks, sell frozen or prepackaged food; others have on-board kitchens and prepare food from scratch. Sandwiches, hamburgers, french fries, and other regional fast food fare is common. In recent years, associated with the pop-up restaurant phenomenon, food trucks offering gourmet cuisine and a variety of specialties and ethnic menus, have become particularly popular. Food trucks, along with portable food kiosks and food carts, are on the front line of the street food industry that serves an estimated 2.5 billion people every day.
Food concession services are used all over the United States (and the world). Carnivals, sporting events, construction sites, and such – even everyday places of work, study or play such as office complexes, college campuses, auto repair shops, industrial parks, farmers markets, movie sets and military bases, etc. – anywhere meals or snacks are in demand, concession services are a necessity. The Texas “chuckwagon” is one precursor to the American food truck or concession service. In the late 1800s, cowhands were on the trail herding cattle from the Texas and the Southwest to markets in the East or North, and they needed food for energy. The “father of the Texas Panhandle,” a Texas cattle rancher named Charles Goodnight turned a solid old US Army wagon into a wagon for foodstuffs. He added shelving, drawers, kitchenware, food and medical supplies; he served dried beans, cornmeal, coffee, greasy bacon & salt pork, dried or salted or smoked beef, and other preserved food stuffs. He also stocked clean water in a barrel! Such were the humble beginning of the modern concession service. Another early example of the modern concession truck is the “lunch wagon” established by vendor Walter Scott in 1872. In the 1950s “mobile canteens” were sanctioned for operation on US Army bases. Today concession services provide nourishment in cities both big and small, for occasion both informal and somewhat formal. The popularity of mobile concession equipment is on the rise!
Here are more details on what we offer:
Mobile Concession Equipment
Hurricane Concession is a family owned business and has been manufacturing concession equipment for decades. Our products go back as far as the early 1900′s, and we have extensive experience in the food concessions industry. We are not a re-seller of equipment; we are a manufacturer to your specifications. At Hurricane Concession we encourage all clients to be very active in the design and development of their new mobile concession equipment. There are many sizes and interior choices available. The design and image, the practical features, the overall “feel” of your custom concessions equipment are all customized to fit your needs. We are exceptionally informed and experienced, and we know how to make you the proud owner of the concession equipment you have always dreamed of. Call us to speak to a sales agent at (601) 947-6160.
BBQ Smokers & Concession Equipment
Numerous clients and customers come to Hurricane Concession to purchase that special barbecue smoker to start their own small barbecue business. We are well known for our BBQ Smokers & Concession Equipment. In fact, our smoker sales are made up of equal numbers of big clients and ambitious small business owners. Our BBQ smokers are a very profitable top-seller for those who want to start their own businesses.
The wonderful thing about smoker equipment is that anyone can set it up fast and effortlessly at almost any outdoor event. Carnivals, sporting events, street fairs, swap-meets or rodeos — they’re all textbook occasions for a person with a talent for creating scrumptious barbecue and a wish to run a small business to be big success. Almost everybody loves barbecue! Let’s face it, most people who aren’t vegetarians out there enjoy a good plate of barbecue. When mouth-watering smoked brisket, sausage or ribs are at most casual gatherings, it is going to lead to a line of hungry barbecue lovers. Even though it can be a little messy for formal affairs (though “dress up” barbecues are not unheard of), smoky, delicious barbecue is always going to lead to longing looks at the meat smoker.
Nearly all barbecue enthusiasts says they have a “secret” ingredient, one that makes their recipe exceptional. And they will claim to have a process that’s just a little bit different from all the others. That distinctiveness usually means these experts will want their smoking equipment designed in a special way. At Hurricane Concession, we always get the customer to be part of the design process. We want you to have the barbecue smoker of your dreams!
We build dreams! After over 25 years in the business of concessions, we’ve learned quite a bit about building dreams. Our concession equipment incorporates features established by experts and pioneering industry thinkers. Our expertise and rich information helps us make smokers that are, efficient and durable and highly functional. We will provide a special smoker that will let you to turn a love of wonderful barbecue into a highly profitable business venture.