Running a Food Truck For Dummies
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It is a good idea to prepare your food truck staff for emergencies. Do your employees know what to do in case of an emergency? What if there’s an explosion, a fire, or another type of emergency in or around your truck? Your employees need to understand what their roles are in the event of an emergency.

Whether an accident happens to a co-worker or one of your truck’s customers, your staff needs to know how to respond. Here are a few steps you and your staff should take:

  • Take care of the injured individual immediately; try to reduce any discomfort and embarrassment the individual may feel due to the accident.
  • Treat the individual with respect by being courteous and helpful.
  • If possible, take the individual away from the area where the incident occurred.
  • If the injury occurs to a customer and he’s alone, ask whether he would like to call someone or if you may make a call on his behalf.
  • Ask the individual to describe what caused the accident.
  • Let the individual decide whether he needs an ambulance or medical treatment. If he’s unconscious, immediately call 911.

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Richard Myrick is editor-in- chief and founder of Mobile Cuisine Magazine (, a central source for mobile street food information. Since its inception, Mobile Cuisine has been teaching aspiring culinary professionals how to create successful food truck businesses by providing valuable information that can help anyone build a food truck business.

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