While the phrase "So you want to start a food truck?" may sound like the title of the latest half-cocked Food Network reality show, it's also a legitimate question being mulled over by every kind of food enthusiast, from the professional chef looking to expand his business to the skilled home cook with some start-up money and the ability to make a mean sausage/meatball/hot pocket. As a business plan, the concept seems simple: Have a great product, put it on wheels, and deliver it to droves of hungry customers. But owning and operating a mobile kitchen is a complicated undertaking that presents a unique set of challenges. There are permits to obtain and space issues to consider (both inside the truck and in the increasingly crowded marketplace), and you're always one hailstorm or engine malfunction away from losing an... More >>>