National: Mobile Kitchen Generators – Should You or Should You Not


Generators can be viewed as a waste of money or a necessity. Mobile Kitchen Designs feels that a generator is a necessity in your mobile kitchen unit. Below is a list of tips to keep in mind when choosing your mobile kitchen generator:

  • Security – It is crucial to be prepared for any situation that would arise. For example, the event loses electricity and you do not have a generator, all products are now lost depending on the type of product you are serving i.e. ice cream. That is money and time wasted.  Now, there are 100 vendors and 50 of them do not have generators, you happened to have one and are able to meet the needs of your customers. More profit will be generated because the same amount of people is now choosing between fewer vendors.
  • Budget – Your mobile kitchen budget will have an impact on the generator you choose. Generators can range from a couple thousand dollars to tens of thousands, depending on the size and brand. The bigger the generator the better, just so you know that in the event of an emergency you have enough power to sustain all of your equipment.
  • Sound – Some generators are louder than others. Sometimes this can defer a customer from buying your food. Lower cost generators are louder than the more expensive brand name generators. This sound is similar to a small mower. Diesel generators are ultra-quite compared to gas generators, but are more expensive.
  • Placement – You might think that a generator will take up a lot of room. Why have a generator when you can utilize that space for cooking equipment. At Mobile Kitchen Designs, we mount the generator on the tongue of the trailer (unless specified differently). This spot is otherwise unused space. A benefit of mounting the generator on the tongue of the trailer is that it is easy to service there. No worries, a protective cover will shield the generator from rough weather.

I hope these tips for choosing a generator will help you be profitable in your mobile kitchen business. Please call Mobile Kitchen Designs directly if you have any questions or need further assistance, (888) 774-6961. Stay tuned for other great tips on Mobile Kitchens.