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Author: theamishjim (Page 1 of 17)

Life-long filmmaker, tinkerer and musician. I make stuff, break stuff, and fix stuff.

Important things to consider when opening an Ice Cream Truck

I always like to ask people: What’s the mission?

Is this a neighborhood truck driving around playing Turkey in the Straw? Or do you want to set up with food trucks, maybe both? Does it have to be a “food truck”, will a trailer work? I live in Atlanta, I see a food truck broke down once a month at least.

What kind of ice cream? Soft serve, hardpack, fried, pre-pack bars

How is it going to be served? Cones, hand made waffle cones, sundaes, floats, shakes, malts

What other menu items? Soft pretzels, soda(fountain or bottled), bags of chips

I used Legal Zoom for my LLC. It was $100, it worked for me and my situation. The 2 actual lawyers I called wanted $350-500. For the state, it cost $50 to register my name. The local municipality may also have their hand out, too. Also along those lines $15 for the web domain. I think it was $75 for the ServSafe Manager certification.

The truck price range varies depending on the equipment you actually need. If you are just rolling around selling Dilly Bars out of the back, all you need is a freezer. If you are making fried ice cream, then a deep fryer is now involved. Plus, all the stuff to make the batter and storage of said items.

Some things to think about.

Happy Birthday, Wade Boggs! He would have been 60.

Wade Boggs tagged out at home in 96

Orioles catcher Mark Parent, right, tags out the Yankees’ Wade Boggs during the third inning of Game 5 of the ALCS at Camden Yards in Baltimore on Oct. 12, 1996. (Photo: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

My week working the ’96 ALCS

I had the pleasure of “working with” Wade Boggs and the New York Yankees during the 1996 American League Championship Series. I was working for NBC Sports as an Audio2/A2 for the games at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. My roommate Bob Mellor was on the gig, too, as a Camera Utility. It was a fun shoot. We had worked on many Orioles games that season, but this series was different. Winner goes to The World Series. We might get to work The World Series! I was so excited. Bob and I pretty much stuck with a Camera Op-Johnny Fortune, and supported him. It was cool working with Johnny again. We had met him on the 1996 Olympic Trials when it was shot in Baltimore. We all worked on Pro Beach volleyball. It was terrible. (wink). Bob and I were A2’s on that, too. This series was pretty much the same as the Olympics- I’d hand Jim Gray or Bob Costas the mic every once and awhile, otherwise stay out of the way.

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