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The BAF Group LLC

We are about to list a mammoth Deli, and the Owner told me about his attempts to set up a Food Truck business, to go along with his Deli. It turns out that local regulations are a BIG key: In order to meet the Food Laws in Maryland, it is much more expensive to meet those regulations, than in other areas of the Country. While it can be very profitable, you need to be extremely careful about that issue, before you start. Because of the costs involved, he decided not to go forward.

You also need to know much more about how to deal with Inventory. In order to make large volumes of Sales, you obviously need large amounts of Food Inventory: How are you going to store that Inventory, or re-stock it, during the course of a busy day?

Finally, there was a problem - maybe in New York, because of the recent hurricane - where solely because of the storm, one of the Food Truck's Propane Tanks blew up. It had nothing to do with terrorism; however, it got local legislators worring about how Food Trucks can be used for that kind of purpose, so now they are looking at further and more critical licensing processes, or outlawing them (at least in some areas,) completely. Other areas of the Country are also now talking about it as a result, but no one has done anything, as yet.

Nov 22, 2012

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