How to get started on a Custom Food Truck

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Let’s head into Day 8, as the topic is How to get started on a custom food truck

You have a business plan. You’re ready to hit the food truck road, but you may be asking yourself how to get started on a custom food truck. A great starting place is reviewing your list of potential, credible builders. Who has experience? Who has references you can call and look at their truck? What’s the builders’ process? How long is the lead time? A list of questions begin to overwhelm you, so check out our 10 Questions to Ask Your Food Truck Builder post.
How to get started on a Custom Food Truck

What’s required to get started on a custom food truck?

The APEX Custom series allows your vision to reach fruition. The custom series is defined as projects that extend outside of the scope of the SPEC series, which is our line of pre-designed and pre-engineered models that serve a range of cuisines, cooking lines, truck lengths, price ranges, etc. When you and the APEX team have determined that your needs are outside of this realm, our next step within the custom path is an onsite visit to our facility in the Kansas City area. You will see our manufacturing facility first-hand and experience our 50,000 sq. ft. of space, and meet our incredible team. While you’re onsite, we will bring the APEX engineering and design team in to work closely with you and provide 3D renderings, scope of work and pricing. By the time you leave our facility, you will have all of the elements you need to make an informed, and educated decision. Are you ready to proceed with an onsite visit? If so, fill out our form and we’ll be in touch!

You can now understand the basics of how to get started on a custom food truck. If you’re ready to take the next step, once you have reviewed each element of your custom food truck and understanding the timeline that accompanies the project, you are ready to sign the sales agreement, and proceed with the engineering and production of your vision. Most custom builders have a lead time of 12-16 weeks, and still encounter delays. APEX believes our process of upfront design and engineering allows us to stick to a strict timeline and fabricate your custom truck within 4-6 weeks. Our process cannot be matched within our industry, and our superior craftsmanship and quick turnaround times can speak for themselves. How to get started on a Custom Food Truck


We launched the 31 Days of APEX educational series with the topic for Day 7: APEX’S SPEC SERIES BRINGS INNOVATION TO FOOD TRUCK BUILDS. This post talks about APEX being the first builder to offer a pre-designed and pre-engineered line of SPEC vehicles that are ready to be built within 4-6 weeks. Are you ready to get started – begin with our quoter tool! Stay tuned for Day 9 of #31DaysofAPEX.