Looking for some general input...what experiences others have had...possible landmines to be aware of.....
My background- My parents owned and I grew up and worked in a restaurant for 10+ years, I have done some mobile style catering/selling during craft fairs of meals and funnel cakes. Fast forward to current..my husband and I have been tossing around the idea of furbishing an enclosed trailer into a mobile unit that we could sell smoked and grilled meals out of at auctions, day events, or even just general opening on the weekends to serve food. My husband is retired, I am working full time in the office of an elevator and our last child is a senior this year so it will be just my hubby and me.
We live in rural Nebraska, with the closest town over 1000 people is 20 miles and the next big town of over 7500 is 60 miles. We would not be relying on this as our main income but of the same accord I am not wanting it to be a giant money pit either.
I have been researching regulations, inspections, requirements and the like and have been around them before so not totally new ground for me.
Menu options we have been tossing around have been brisket, pulled pork, pulled chicken, hamburger, dogs, pot salad, smoked mac and cheese, baked beans, tea, coffee, pop and Gatorade.
Over this senior year our son is building a smoker from a 500 gal propane tank, and I have been doing lots of research on here for that also.