Brain Storn -Vintage Ladder Truck into Mobile Grill/ Food Truck
Been a Firefighter/ Paramedic now for 12 years and had a brain storm..Here it is:
I have this opportunity to purchase a vintage ladder truck that I thought would be great to turn into a mobile grill/ Food truck. This ladder truck is not old enough to be a collectors item (1976) but still the cool iconic age of fire apparatus that made every kid's heart beat when it rolled by. Turning this ladder truck into a mobile grill/ food truck by No means going to be a hack job. I want everything built right into the truck without all the junk hanging off and still looking completely stock/ functioning. Lucky my brother in law is a fabricator/ welder/ does it all kind of guy. Needless to say my kids are reaching the age of wanting lots of money and my wife is bored sitting at home. I have about $30,000.00 to start off and was thinking of other ways of getting the extra dough to get this thing going. (SBA Loan, Kickstarter)
Basically I want to go around in my area (state or even the country) grilling great food, good drinks and showing off the ladder truck with a huge American flag hangin off it's ladder. Just a friendly atmosphere people can really enjoy without spending a fortune.
While doing a birthday party or two here and there in town. Nothing better than a 100ft ladder truck, huge ladder truck bouncer, fire truck cake, water games, fire hydrant ring toss.
Now don't get me wrong I know it sounds corny, but I am really looking for some thoughts. I have this all lined out in a professional business plan and looks like about $48,000.00 a year net. It might not sound too good but like I said I am not charging a lot for the food drinks and birthday parties etc. The other thing is 5% of all sales go to the Fallen FireFighters Fund and whatever other charitable/ fundraising event I can help out at.
A few things I have already checked off the list:
Commercial drivers license---> check
Large Metropolitan area---->check
Insurance is cheap as long as no one climbs the ladder and no one bungee jumps from the ladder.
What more to bring smiles to kids old and young than with a vintage 100ft ladder truck with a 20X30ft American flag hanging from it cooking great food. You gotta love it.. Send me by PM or Post your thoughts if you would like. I appreciate them all.