County Offers Webinar on Starting Food Truck Business

The Suffolk County Departments of Economic Development and Planning and Department of Health Services will host a webinar July 7 for residents who want to start a food truck business. The webinar will provide information  on the steps and challenges that new business owners may face as they work to get their food truck business started.

“We are working to bring our economy back stronger than ever and continue to learn what works best in regards to protecting public health,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “Outdoor dining has proven successful during the COVID-19 pandemic, and food trucks are uniquely positioned to adapt to the challenges posed by this crisis. This webinar will help potential business owners navigate the process and address any questions and concerns they might have.”

The webinar, which will start at 10 a.m., will discuss, opportunities in the market, how to get started, the permitting process, business recovery, success stories, and mistakes to avoid. Advance registration is required. To register, click here.  

There are currently 228 Mobile Vending Vehicles in Suffolk County, and they cover everything from coffee to dessert. 

 The COVID-19 Pandemic may open up new marketing and retail opportunities for both startup and existing restaurants and food businesses by offering consumers increased options of food, location, and convenience. 

The webinar is being offered as part of Suffolk County’s Business Recovery Unit (BRU). Suffolk launched the unit in March to serve  businesses in Suffolk County that are looking for assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The unit consists of a comprehensive webpage, www.suffolkcountyny.gov/BRU that continues to be updated with critical resources for our businesses. In addition to the website, residents looking to be connected to the unit can dial 311 to speak with someone, or email [email protected]

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