Happy New Year!
If you’re like the Big Coffee team you may already have made (and broken) a fair few resolutions. It’s a great time of year for new beginnings, and if you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business – 2017 is the time to make it happen.
Whether you’re an aspiring business owner or an established entrepreneur, there’s never been a better time to start a mobile catering business. The industry is booming, customers are embracing mobile food and drink, and start-up costs are low.
Get inspired to grab your own piece of the action with our top 5 mobile catering opportunities for 2017.
1. Prosecco Cart
Prosecco is now the most popular sparkling wine in the UK – it’s officially overtaken champagne, with supermarket sales alone topping £356 million last year. Britain is a nation in love with Italian fizz, and there’s never been a better time to take advantage with your very own mobile Prosecco business.
At Big Coffee, we’ve teamed up with Prosecco 1754 to create a ready-made Prosecco business complete with an eye-catching, unique Ape Prosecco van that’s guaranteed to command attention.
Perfect for festivals, markets, summer weddings, parties, corporate events, exhibitions and sporting occasions, it’s the perfect business for 2017.
Once, Britain was a nation of tea drinkers – but coffee is taking over. The market might seem competitive, but there’s plenty of space for new outlets. As a nation, we now drink more than 2.2 billion cups of coffee each year – and coffee sales in the UK topped £3 billion in 2016!
Coffee drinkers are becoming more educated and discerning, and there are huge opportunities for entrepreneurs to take advantage by offering a premium, high quality alternative to the high street shops.
Over the past few years, an increasing number of customers are looking to support small, artisan food and drink producers. With a fully equipped Ape Coffee Cart and business support from The Big Coffee – you can start your very own coffee empire in 2017.
3. Juice and smoothies
Looking to capitalise on the growth in healthy living and fitness? Juices and smoothies are big business, and offer a great mobile catering option that’s the perfect fit for the healthy crowd.
Raw, green ‘superfood’ and vegetable juices are the way to go, as consumers look for healthy, vibrant low sugar alternatives to concentrated fruit juice. It’s a great business for summer, and the ideal add on for an existing mobile coffee cart business.
Upmarket, soft and smooth Italian style ice cream is all the rage – and on warm summer days when the sun in shining, there’s no better mobile catering business.
Bring some Italian flair to your mobile gelato business with a specially converted Ape van or Piaggio cart – it’ll give your business a real sense of place and authenticity, whilst helping to attract a crowd.
An excellent companion to a mobile coffee cart, it will help you to maximise profits all year round.
5. Gourmet Street Food
Gone are the days of the greasy spoon – fast food is moving upmarket.
Gourmet burgers, hot dogs and chicken are in, and there’s still plenty of opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to add value with a high-end spin on traditional fast food favourites. Cheap, easy to make and high margin, it’s a great business for the year ahead.
Alternatively, why not go traditional and wholesome, with a mobile pie cart? Premium pies are in demand, and it’s the ideal mobile food business for those cold, wet winter days. Simply fit your van with a pie warmer, find a quality product and you’re good to go!
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