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    Simlor85
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    Hello.

    I am just wondering if this idea sounds as good out loud as it does in my head.

    So I’m going to buy a little van and install 2x 12v fridges costing around 5g all up. I am going to buy bulk pre prepared daily fresh salad and fresh juice. the guy at the local salad shop is going to have them ready for me to collect every morning. I am starting with 3 different salads, 10 of each 350gm, 30 in total. Buying at $4 and and sold at $7. same with the fresh juice . 3 different flavors 10 of each 500ml cost me $3.5 each sold at 6.5. I will also have a fruit salad and protein balls about $2 profit on each. So I pick them up at 10:30am. Drive around the industrial area till about 1pm, home by 1:30. If I sell them all, which I am fairly certain I will as there is no competition what so ever I would have about $260 profit minus say $20 for petrol. I’m assuming business would increase fairly quickly as the saladsentrance are awesome. what do you think?

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    I think it is very good idea. :) Good on you. My suggestion is for you to consider stocking up 100% Vegan friendly and gluten free food items – because the chances are this will cover most diet types.

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    Sounds like a good idea, there are other lunch time food trucks running round and I guess they make money.

    You will obviously have to adjust stock levels over time once you get a feel for whats popular and whats not.

    I do just wonder if the all healthy option will limit you in some way, I have watched sales at food vans, and just an observation was that the ”junkie” stuff such as pies and other not so healthy stuff, sold at a higher rate than the healthy stuff.

    Will you be limiting your potential by only going healthy, and only having a limited selection. Just a thought.

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    tech, post: 240781, member: 87607 wrote:
    I think it is very good idea. :) Good on you. My suggestion is for you to consider stocking up 100% Vegan friendly and gluten free food items – because the chances are this will cover most diet types.
    The vegan van! I like it :-)
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    Simlor85
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    bb1, post: 240782, member: 53375 wrote:
    Sounds like a good idea, there are other lunch time food trucks running round and I guess they make money.

    You will obviously have to adjust stock levels over time once you get a feel for whats popular and whats not.

    I do just wonder if the all healthy option will limit you in some way, I have watched sales at food vans, and just an observation was that the ”junkie” stuff such as pies and other not so healthy stuff, sold at a higher rate than the healthy stuff.

    Will you be limiting your potential by only going healthy, and only having a limited selection. Just a thought.
    Thanks for the feedback. Yes there are other trucks selling mostly junk. That’s is my gap in the market. but you are right I would prob make sales selling this but I’d feel like I was rolling in other people’s turf

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    Hi Simlor,

    In industrial areas mostly the fellas eat pies and sausage rolls with a can of V or Coke/Red Bull. Guessing it will work with Vegan type products but wont perform as well I’d imagine.

    This is similar to those vans like “Tucker truck” right?

    But a great idea of course, see how it goes and all the best to you!

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    Maybe instead of industrial areas, you could try some large/popular gyms in your area and catch the midday gym trainers who don’t have time to get lunch after a work out?

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    I tend to agree that, on average, workers in an industrial area may go more for pies and sausage rolls, etc. However, I work in an office area of about 150 people and I would love a van to come through around lunch time with healthier on board. Some days you just don’t have enough time in between meetings to go out, and when you do, the choices are pretty limited (or expensive) anyway.

    Are you close to an area that has some large office buildings but not surrounded by shops and cafes too?

    Nearly everyone eats lunch and not everyone likes junk so I think that it’s a great target audience to go for.

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    Simlor85, post: 240784, member: 87453 wrote:
    The vegan van! I like it :)
    You are on something big :) Check this out: http://www.veganvan.com/

    I read some fantastic reviews about them on Internet !! People love it..

    I would like to add few more points:

    1. Almost every successful entrepreneur dared to be different – so don’t be afraid to start your Vegan Van.

    2. Salads signify healthy diet and vegan is not only super healthy but also acceptable by all – and it’s also more ethical.

    3. Keep loyalty cards – so you can give discounts to regulars

    4. Tie up with a local gym, yoga classes – so you can keep their flyers giving discounts and they can keep yours.

    5. I can bet lot of people will ask you about buying vegan sauces from you to be able to cook with them at home. Hint Hint ….

    6. Get a nutrition label on all your diet – so it can educate people on what they are eating and its benefits.

    7. People usually consume things when they know how that is going to help them – for an example – if I do not like lentils but I know it gives me Protein – I will eat it – so name your items like Detox Juice, Green Salad, etc.

    8. There are lot of vegan manufacturers / suppliers who would love to have their products on your van…you can either directly contact them or go via distributor…Unique Health Products…uhp.com.au – They have soooo many health vegan options for your van…

    9. You can deal with new manufacturers by giving them ad space on your van

    10. Last but not the least..register your idea of Vegan Van today and eventually you can franchise this out – Australia wide :) You will be like next boost juice success story….

    All the best…..

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    And yeah one last thing….for everyone…..Vegan has heaps tasty, fried, and yummy options….you won’t believe it – there are vegan cakes, pastries, cookies, chocolates, ice-creams, vegan pies, vegan rolls, vegan muffins, vegan pizza, vegan burger, and the list goes on…….Some of you may not have tried it…..Try this place, you will fall in love with Vegan food: http://lovinghut.com/au/

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    This is an awesome must read article for all – by they Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/australia-is-the-thirdfastest-growing-vegan-market-in-the-world-20160601-gp972u.html

    Yes it is true…Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world…and there is a very good reason for it…..please read it and if you need more info search ‘Cowspiracy’ documentry / movie.

    Some cowspiracy facts: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ will blow your mind away…and last (definitely last – this time – lol :)) listen to ‘Gary Yourofsky’ on YouTube.

    Oh one more – listen first hand from the owner of Vegan Van: https://www.youtube.com/user/VeganVan

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    gingerbeardhs, post: 240790, member: 84763 wrote:
    Maybe instead of industrial areas, you could try some large/popular gyms in your area and catch the midday gym trainers who don’t have time to get lunch after a work out?
    Yeah good idea. There is also a medical type area which might do wellit.

    Cheers

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    kerrin hardy, post: 240792, member: 21862 wrote:
    I tend to agree that, on average, workers in an industrial area may go more for pies and sausage rolls, etc. However, I work in an office area of about 150 people and I would love a van to come through around lunch time with healthier on board. Some days you just don’t have enough time in between meetings to go out, and when you do, the choices are pretty limited (or expensive) anyway.

    Are you close to an area that has some large office buildings but not surrounded by shops and cafes too?

    Nearly everyone eats lunch and not everyone likes junk so I think that it’s a great target audience to go for.
    Hey thanks for the post.
    Yes there is a large “business park” and large medical area. There is only one oror two cafes in walking distance as I am aware of.

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    Simlor85
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    tech, post: 240795, member: 87607 wrote:
    This is an awesome must read article for all – by they Sydney Morning Herald: http://www.smh.com.au/business/consumer-affairs/australia-is-the-thirdfastest-growing-vegan-market-in-the-world-20160601-gp972u.html

    Yes it is true…Australia is the third fastest growing vegan market in the world…and there is a very good reason for it…..please read it and if you need more info search ‘Cowspiracy’ documentry / movie.

    Some cowspiracy facts: http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/ will blow your mind away…and last (definitely last – this time – lol :)) listen to ‘Gary Yourofsky’ on YouTube.

    Oh one more – listen first hand from the owner of Vegan Van: https://www.youtube.com/user/VeganVan
    Haha I love your vibe :-) that’s how my mind works too. Hmm I just don’t want to have to prepare or cook anything. If I can justfull pick it up and sell it that suits me. I love the idea of vegan it’s how I try to live so I would definitely be passionate about it.

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    Simlor85, post: 240798, member: 87453 wrote:
    Haha I love your vibe :) that’s how my mind works too. Hmm I just don’t want to have to prepare or cook anything. If I can justfull pick it up and sell it that suits me. I love the idea of vegan it’s how I try to live so I would definitely be passionate about it.
    Yes of course, that makes sense – cause I guess if you cook, you may need commercial kitchen and follow other regulations around it. Here is the list of vegan shopping list as I found them on Internet:

    Vegan Shopping Guide:

    http://www.veganaustralia.org.au/vegan_grocery_guide

    Vegan from Coles supermarket:

    http://www.veggieful.com/2013/02/vegan-groceries-at-coles-australia.html

    Vegan from Woolworths supermarket:

    http://www.veggieful.com/2012/07/vegan-groceries-at-woolworths-australia.html

    Vegan from Aldi:

    http://www.veggieful.com/2013/09/vegan-groceries-at-aldi.html

    And finally, this is PETA’s accidental vegan list:

    http://www.peta.org.au/living/accidentally-vegan/

    I too follow vegan lifestyle – LoL – I guess everyone knows this by now :)

    Another interesting article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-health/11767954/I-went-vegan-for-60-days-and-it-changed-my-life.html

    and scary Earthlings video: [MEDIA=youtube]zJD4iGOgVp0[/MEDIA]

    You can also make a killing $ with your truck @ vegan events: http://www.veganaustralia.org.au/events

    I believe commercial kitchens like http://lovinghut.com/au/ and http://vegerama.com.au/ (contact person: Ruchi) and others will happily supply you food to sell.

    You can also speak to Chris from https://www.livingpantry.com.au/ to become their stockist

    There are lot of festivals around Australia – like music festivals and other – I know that ‘Govindas’ (ISKCON movement – HARE KRISHNA) make good money with their Vegan food in those festivals – you can give it a go…..at these festivals too….

    And also universities and tafe should allow your healthy vegan food truck……

    GO Vegan Van :)

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