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Food Business in Bed

Discussion in 'Food Talk' started by pbaxTACO, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. pbaxTACO

    pbaxTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here know of anyone or have done this themselves: converter the bed of their Tacoma into some sort of grill or smoker? I am interested in starting a food business, and think a BBQ restaurant in the back of my truck would be sweet. Just an idea.

    (if anyone feels like fabricating a smoker, let me know). :D
     
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    Misleading thread title. :p
     
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    The actuall bed of the truck? Not a trailer?
     
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    pbaxTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    on purpose - meant to drive traffic :D
     
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    Bed of the truck. No trailer.

    No one can tell me if a guy wasn't pulling delicious looking pulled pork out of the back of his truck, that you wouldn't want to partake.
     
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    The drive of this all is that I want to quit my job, start my own business, and/or move to Colorado ASAP.
     
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    I think you will have some major cost in insulating the smooker/grilll from the bed. The heat will wreck your truck. Probably less cost in a trailer. Now if you are just planning to store it the bed after its cookd.... thats a posibility.
     
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    That's a awfully small workingspace...
     
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    Good points. Will need to look into insulation costs.

    Trailer loses that wow factor I think.

    Keeping it warm in the back might work, but again, where is the wow in that?
     
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    The cost in having something fabricated custom is going to far exceede the cost of buying a stock trailer. Your choice of course. I agree with the previous post saying the space is small. I am a chef by trade and I am not actualy sure you can insulate the space sufficently and have anything left. The best set up I see around town is a 20' panel truck towing a 18' smoker. Big Jims Ribs. Damn thats some good bbq.
     
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    To be honest, I wouldn't be crazy about buying meat from the back of a truck
     
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    Com'on man! You haven't lived till you have eaten undeclared meat from a random dude with a truck... :p
     
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    Maybe the trailer is the way to go. Perhaps use the bed for something else. This line of thinking arose since I have been looking at the panel trucks for a food truck, but thought about saving cost.
     
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    You have some experience in doing all this? You realize you need a seperate comissary kitchen right?
     
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    Was gonna say this myself but didn't want to offend OP :eek:
     
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