Food Truck Branding School: Colors and Menu

Food Truck Branding School: Colors and Menu

Any designer will tell you that colors matter. You need them to show up in your environment. Where will you park your food truck? Right off Times Square where customers are flooded with loud colors and advertisements? On a sunny tree-lined block near a college campus? Outside a music venue on a city street? Think about location when deciding on your food truck brand’s color palette.   Continue

Danielle LeComte February 10, 2016

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Keep it real, authentic, and fresh. Your customers are showing up for your food, so get creative and feature original recipes that keep them coming back.

Danielle LeComte February 10, 2016

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Do what you love. Build a brand and a business around what you love and what you know. This will shine through in your products and service.

Danielle LeComte February 3, 2016

Johnny Doughnuts Food Truck Interview - San Francisco Bay Area

Food Truck Spotlight: Johnny Doughnuts – San Francisco Bay Area

We had the chance to catch up with one of our website customers, Craig Blum, owner of Johnny Doughnuts for our food truck spotlight this week. Craig talks about food truck branding, running a food truck business, how they got started and some insightful stories about the doughnut company's launch. Johnny Doughnut's website design uses the Made For Food Trucks Curb theme!   Continue

Nicole LaFave January 26, 2016

When things get tough, just roll with it. – Food Truck & Small Business Inspiration

When Things Get Tough …

Just roll with it. A little Friday inspiration for your food truck or small business.   Continue

Nicole LaFave January 22, 2016

Food Truck Branding School: Your Name and Logo

You’ve been working hard researching the business side of getting your food truck up and running: permits, licenses, zoning… but now let’s get creative! Your delicious food and exemplary service will keep customers coming back. But how do you get them there in the first place? That’s right. It’s time to start getting concrete about your food truck design.   Continue

Danielle LeComte January 19, 2016

Writing Your Food Truck Business Plan: The Basics

Your food truck business plan will be your guiding light, where your vision becomes concrete, and where you plan for your future success. You’ll need it to secure funding from a bank, investors, or other financial institutions, as well as for permits and licenses. It is a huge step toward making your dream a reality.   Continue

Danielle LeComte January 12, 2016

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Customer service goes a long way. If you make a mistake, fix it as soon as you can. Happy customers will always bring you more happy customers.

Danielle LeComte December 30, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Make friends! Find your local food truck organizations or groups and connect. You can learn a lot from other owners and have a voice in your community.

Danielle LeComte December 23, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Research big events or conferences and reach out to join in on the fun. A food truck on the scene is always a bonus to hungry attendees who don't have time to venture out for eats.

Danielle LeComte December 16, 2015

​#foodtruck Pro Tip

Don't skimp on your truck's logo design! A $300 logo won't save you money in the long run when you're competing with other trucks who did it right the first time.

Danielle LeComte December 9, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Branding goes beyond your logo + truck wrap. Include your branding on your food packaging and send a piece of your truck off with your customer.

Danielle LeComte December 2, 2015

Food Truck Life


Let's face it, we've all been there.   Continue

Nicole LaFave November 25, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Does your truck offer catering? If not, you could be missing out on growing your customer base. Weddings, birthdays, and even school field trips are all events that could hire your truck, if you make it possible.

Danielle LeComte November 25, 2015

Food Truck Permits And Legality

Food Truck Permits And Legality: What You Need To Know

Navigating the red tape of food truck permits and legalities doesn’t have to be daunting. Get started with these tips!   Continue

Danielle LeComte November 24, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Check out Periscope! Show off how your team handles the lunch rush, or broadcast from a live event. Your fans can tune in and watch in real time.

Danielle LeComte November 18, 2015

Food Truck Start Up Costs and Funding

Food Truck Start Up Costs and Funding: The Basics

You’ve got some key elements in place: a vision of your brand, some finger-licking recipes, and a readiness to get on the road. It’s time to get into the nitty-gritty and plan for your food truck start up costs.   Continue

Danielle LeComte November 17, 2015

20% Off Your Food Truck Website

November Sale!

We know you have a lot on your plate, so let us help. Now through the end of November, save 20%* with promo code: thankful.   Continue

Nicole LaFave November 13, 2015

Street Surfer Food Truck Interview – Tampa Bay, Florida

Food Truck Spotlight: Street Surfer Interview – Tampa Bay Florida

We had the chance to catch up with Cassandra over at Street Surfer for a food truck spotlight this week where she talks about food truck branding and design, running a food truck business, and shares some quick insight that might inspire your truck's big debut.   Continue

Nicole LaFave November 12, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Ask for reviews from your customers. Facebook, Yelp, Twitter - wherever - get them talking about how awesome you are!

Danielle LeComte November 11, 2015

Food Truck Photography

Food Truck Photography – Upcoming Guest Post

Do you ever wonder how important photography of your food truck actually is? Where should you start? Could you use some basic tips to take better photos on-the-go of your food for Instagram and your food truck's online marketing plan? Over the next few weeks we'll be sharing a guest post from Michelle Edmunds – Mobile Food Photography Expert. Stay tuned.   Continue

Nicole LaFave November 10, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Don't wait until the day of to share your truck's location online. Tease it out a day or two before, and then again that day as a reminder. Include a map with your share to make it easy for hungry folks to find you.

Danielle LeComte November 4, 2015

​Turn Up Your Food Truck Marketing With Facebook And Twitter

Hey food trucker! Put the “social” in social media and turn up your food truck marketing with these tips for engagement on Facebook and Twitter.   Continue

Danielle LeComte November 3, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

To keep track of your annual inspections, conduct them when you bring your truck out of winter storage. If you live in an area in which you operate year-round, schedule these personal inspections the month before your annual health department inspection.

Danielle LeComte October 28, 2015

How To Start A Food Truck: Your “Getting Started” Checklist

Starting a food truck? Our checklist can help get you on the road and thinking about the specifics of how to start a food truck.   Continue

Danielle LeComte October 27, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Have a website that works on any device. Your audience is looking for you on their phone while out and about hungry!

Danielle LeComte October 21, 2015

5 Ingenious Ways To Use Instagram In Your Food Truck Marketing.

Whether or not your food truck is already driving the streets, coming up with a good social media marketing campaign is important to getting the word out about your product. If you’re unsure where to start when it comes to food truck marketing, look no further than Instagram.   Continue

Nicole LaFave October 20, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Offer something to your email subscribers. People love a nice coupon or promo, so why not exchange one for their loyalty of being an email subscriber.

Danielle LeComte October 14, 2015

Why Your Food Truck Needs A Website Right Now!

Before you tear out of the garage, make sure you’ve got a great food truck website in place to get the word out to your hungry customers!   Continue

Danielle LeComte October 12, 2015

​#foodtruck Pro Tip

Grow your email list at the truck. So easy with an iPad on hand. Let customers signup while they wait for their food!

Danielle LeComte October 7, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Don't forget about Google+ when sharing your truck's location, blog posts, menus and more. Make sure that your truck has a Google+ Page, too.

Danielle LeComte September 30, 2015

Wednesdays are for #FoodTruck Pro Tips

New weekly series that sends useful tips your way for managing your food truck!   Continue

Danielle LeComte September 28, 2015

#foodtruck Pro Tip

Snap some food photos and share on social media, with your location! Be sure to mention landmarks to pull in the locals.

Danielle LeComte September 23, 2015

Food truck website design templates, done right.

Welcome to Made For Food Trucks by Madestack! The cat’s out of the bag. We are thrilled to share our labor of love with you!   Continue

Nicole LaFave August 26, 2015