Hmm...running water and eletricity for juices, that`s definitely going
to be an issue. What about something larger than a rolling cart, but
not a brick-and-mortar store. How about something like the cooking
trailers you see at carnivals?
You`d have a bigger problem here, in that you`d need location services.
But what do those carnie trailers do? They`ve got frying oils,
refrigeration, water, and the same basic issues, right? Somehow they
pull up with the carnival---I`m thinking of the one here in Batavia, by
the riverwalk---and they`re up and running.
This might limit you to more regular locations, say near parks and
zoos, running courses, and so forth, but it would be less than a
standalone store. FDA regulations are going to be the same no matter
what, but that`s a given for any sort of food business. So they`re not
"problems," per se, other than normal ones.
Your other option is a "satellite" model. You have a central location,
or several, with the water and power, storage and so on. Then you send
out the carts with a stock of pre-made juices. They go until they`re
dry, then return for reloading at the central service "station."
This gives you that terrific advertising idea from Steve. I could see
the fiberglass casings set up as basic fruits. Sort of like those
stupid commercials for Fruit of the Loom. Dumb commercials, but they
sure did stick in everyone`s mind! One cart could be an orange, another
an apple, and another one, a pineapple. Basic shapes, easy to build,
and not too large. You got a name for this busness yet?
You`re also going to need good legal and insurance planning. We`ve all
learned from the hot coffee in the lap case, and you don`t want someone
breaking out in hives because of an allergy to strawberries. You could
check into those mall "frosty" places, or other juice places. We see
them everywhere out in the Midwest, and I`m sure there`s a standard
legal model for them. I`ll bet a good attorney would know.