Marketplaces & Resources
There are quite a few custom food truck builders out there as the industry has grown exponentially over the past ten years. Prestige Food Trucks is licensed to build in all 50 states and ships worldwide.
Their custom builds start at $70,000 and include design and wrap. They offer solid warranties and are known for their excellent customer service. Custom Concessions also provides supportive warranties and boasts various corporate clients like Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and Johnny Rocket’s. Trailers from Custom Concessions start at $29,000 while trucks start at $75,000.
M&R Trailers has a strong success record and is most well known for its BBQ smokers. Prices start at $36,000 but vary greatly depending on customization needs and type of vehicle. These are just a few of the custom builders that have successfully sent a food trucker down the road to their dream.
Some companies that build custom trucks, such as Prestige, also host used marketplaces. Other good places to start looking for used trucks or trucks for rent/lease are local car dealerships and associations. Local associations can be valuable resources by connecting food truck industry people with those interested in the industry.
It’s a good idea to talk to other food truck owners and find out where they got their trucks, if they know of any trucks for sale, and what advice they have to offer.