when I started my quick mart business years ago, the vast majority of my customers paid with cash. Some used personal checks, but mostly they preferred to pay with actual paper money. I noticed that changing in the past 10 years or so, and more and more customers wanted to pay with credit cards.
by the time I left with quick mart to start my own food truck business specializing in burritos, nearly all of my customers were reaching for the plastic when it was time to pay for their food. I wasn't really prepared for this at first, and long lines started to form because I could not process their payment fast enough. Now I use PayMeSecure to get them away from the register more quickly, and it seems like even more customers want to use credit cards when they learn how safe and secure the service is.
I am starting to use credit cards even more now, too. In the past, when I traveled to Mexico to get inspiration for my menu, it was such pain to exchange pesos for the trip. Now, I just remember to pack my credit card!
Do you find yourself using credit card more often, especially when travelling? Business owners, do most of your customers pay using cards now?
One balmy summer evening a few years ago, I was making burritos for a family party. Everyone always asked me to make my specialty, and I usually made a few extras for the neighbors. As I was rolling up the final tortilla, I thought to myself “This is what I want to do forever.” I knew then that I wanted to spend my life delivering great food and service to people. I decided that night to leave my quick mart and start a food truck specializing in burritos and other homemade Mexican foods. As far as I know, mine is the only burrito food truck in my area. I really had to start from scratch with little knowledge of the business. I started by researching the legal aspects of running a food truck, then planning the menu, found financing and invested in equipment and fresh ingredients. I started advertising in local papers and through social media, signed up with PayMeSecure to offer fast and secure credit card processing, hired a few friends and sold my first burrito soon after. Now that you know a bit about my journey, I want to hear about yours. How did you invent your own business?
At first, I loved the quick mart business. I enjoyed offering my customers a wide range of goods, seeing familiar faces pass through the store, and owning my own business. However, I still felt like something was missing from my life.
After leaving work each day, I went home and cooked dinner for my family. I have always felt at home in the kitchen, and I am pretty famous around the neighborhood for my burritos. One day, while I was rolling one up, I thought “this is what I want to do!”
Starting a food truck business combined my love of serving people with my other passion, food. Now, I love offering my customers homemade burritos and an awesome service that is extremely cost-effective. I use PayMeSecure for mobile credit card processing, and it is great! I still own my own business, but I have even more freedom now because I can take it wherever I want to go.
So, I am wondering...what is the best part about what you do? Why did you go into your field?
My name is Jean and I took a bit of a leap of faith recently to start my own food truck business. I already have the truck, but I have been working on developing my business plan to present to potential lenders.
I started this business because I see food trucks becoming more and more popular in my city. In the business district, people don't want to wait in long lines for lunch. They want to get their food and go. Food trucks let them do just that.
There are already many trucks, but I stand out as the only one that specializes in burritos. My goal is to offer the best food and best service. I do that now by cooking with only the freshest ingredients and using PayMeSecure so my customers can pay with credit cards securely and quickly. It only takes a minute or so for them to get their delicious food and go.
That's my business in a nutshell, but I was wondering what else I should prepare for potential lenders? Obviously, I will fill it in with more concrete financial details, but what else would you want to know if you were a lender? Thanks for your help!