Attached to the back of a car or van through a towing system, catering trailers have historically been the primary method of operation for mobile food vendors. The trailer is parked at a designated, licensed site and food preparation and sale can begin.
The types of food delivered by catering trailers varies and includes burgers, kebabs, Mexican food such as burritos and tacos, pies and fish and chips. In recent years, there has been a shift in popularity away from unhealthy fast foods and towards pop-up style, healthy street food eating options for city dwellers. Examples of such street food events featuring a variety of mobile catering vehicles such as catering trailers include The Southbank Centre Food Market and Camden Market.
Catering trailers are also found operating in music concerts, festivals, corporate events and sports matches. Businesses and teams looking to bring food vendors into their event can do so through either hiring a catering company who can provide a pop-up style catering service or advertising to independent vendors.
Vendors looking to enter the catering market face the challenges of overcoming the start-up costs associated with purchasing a catering trailer which are in the region of £10,000 for a new small trailer. As well as this, the cost of equipment, licences, insurance and in some cases extra staff to run a productive and hygienic business can be costly.
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