A custom food truck or trailer built just for your brand is a great way to showcase your product, draw attention and crowds, and have a highly flexible campaign – from one location for a single afternoon to a campaign running all summer visiting dozens of cities with hundreds of locations.
For us the process is not all that different to building any other food truck, we:
What can be noticeably different is your desire to own the vehicle for a pre determined time frame such as 3-6 months or even to only use it for a week or an afternoon. In that case one of the in-stock or for sale trucks or trailers can be retrofitted or branded to your specifications.
A top of the line custom food truck built new will cost as much as $200k / €180k. The out of pocket cost can often be limited to under $3000 per month for brands engaging in a five year lease, with a 20-30% estimated economic end of life value after five years. Total cost of ownership will vary based on when or if the decision is made to put the food truck back up for sale, and how the brand- and product specifics of the truck affect the resale interest (i.e. there a lot more red burger trucks than pink-gold spitroast chicken units and the truck will resell similarly faster).
A great second hand truck refurbished for your brand will run around $40-50k and could similarly be leased for under $1000 a month on a five year lease and also has a 30% estimated economic end of life value after five years.
Top of the line brand new food trailers are about the same price as food trucks are second hand, and can be a great value option. An imitation American-Style “airstream” trailer could be delivered new for as little as €30.000.
A rental food truck will run you, depending on the model/make/year and equipment:
Karpatia Trucks can provide branded disposables, crew outfits and thematic concepting and culinary consulting on what (street) food is a great serve along side your product or a street food version of it.
We have brand activation partners in most US states and major EU countries that can help deliver the full brand experience you deserve, and will take care of everything from planning and strategizing to staffing and training crew.