Advantages of a Mobile Catering Trailer
Gas Safety, Electrical Safety and Health & Safety are of paramount importance when running your own food business. Carrying and setting up catering equipment can be a major hassle, and connecting to LPG and electricity can be troublesome and dangerous. A trailer has the advantage that all this is in place and ready to go as soon as you arrive.
Set up speed
When you get to your site, you often want to start operating quickly. A trailer allows you to prep away from site, and be able to open your hatch as soon as you arrive and start serving. Likewise you can close up, hitch up and get home, as opposed to a gazebo or cart which require more work.
Protection from the weather
Don’t underestimate how cold it can be in the winter. Being in a Trailer provides some shelter from the conditions meaning that you can be warmer than if you were operating from a cart or a gazebo, both of which are a lot more exposed to the elements. Therefore, you are more likely to see out the winter and continue with your new business.
You can buy second hand units relatively cheaply
There are a lot of second hand trailers out there, and you should be able to buy one relatively cheaply. This is obviously great news if you are thinking of starting a business for the first time and don’t have a lot of money to invest. However, you need to be aware of the perils of buying a second hand unit, as there are a lot of poor quality and illegal units out there. Make sure you know what you’re looking for.
Selling is relatively easy
There is an active market for second hand trailers, so if you decide this business is not for you, then you can sell your unit relatively easily and can do so for free on this site. This means that the risk of starting out using a trailer is lower than it may be with other units.
Potentially plenty of space
You can get catering trailers ranging in size from 8 feet to 24 feet, providing lots of space for you to operate. This means you can take on more staff, potentially serving more customers from your unit and increasing your profits. Your decisions should be based on where you intend to trade and what you intend to sell.