Food Truck Owners & Time Management
Owning a food truck, or wanting to, comes with many challenges; one of them is proper time management. However, since a food truck isn’t a restaurant, many owners aren’t sure how many hours they should spend working on the truck or how they should organize their day.
In this piece, we’ll go through some tips and facts about how much time food truck owners should spend on each task. Keep reading and step up the game!
You’re More Than A Food Truck Owner
When you start, it’ll probably be by yourself, with family members or friends; but it can be possible that you don’t have the resources to hire someone. So, you need to consider yourself as more than just the owner and work as hard as any other member.
It takes a lot of physical, mental, and emotional energy to start a food truck. Realizing how much work goes into a single day on a food truck can put a business owner’s dedication to the operation to the test.
Don’t underestimate the amount of time you’ll need to run all elements of your company.
Break Down Tasks
Make a list of everything you’ll need to complete during a working day, including seemingly little things, to start developing a routine and daily schedule.
What you need to do and how long it’ll take will be determined by your food truck’s specific demands, such as the type of food you serve, when you plan to open, and how much staff you have.
Pre-service preparation, travel to the destination, set-up for service, service, clean up, closure, travel to overnight parking, clean up some more. Next, day preparation is how most food trucks split up a day.
How Many Hours Do Food Truck Owners Work?
When serving 2 meals per day and participating in regular events, the average food truck owner works 80-100 hours per week. If it’s a sluggish week with only one service time per day, owners may end up working a 40-hour workweek.
Even with support, owners can put in 40-hour workweeks for their food truck business when there is extra work.
Most food truck employees spend 2 to 3 hours getting ready to serve. They begin serving early in the morning, around 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., when lunch is served.
Optimize Your Schedule And Grow Your Business!
After you overview your daily routine and weekly (and monthly) schedule, you’ll be well prepared to conquer each day as a food truck entrepreneur. You’ll most likely feel overworked and overbooked with so many tasks to complete and so little time.
After you’ve put your routine to the test, it’s a good idea to go over your calendar again to see if there are any areas where you’re wasting time and how you can improve.
The food truck industry is growing; scale your business by enhancing your time management!