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Many restaurants and stores have retractable awnings for a variety of reasons, but did you know they can be attached to food vehicles too? An awning is a great way to improve your business and grow your repeat client base too!
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Benefits of Installing a Retractable Awning on a Food Truck
This blog will benefit owners and operators of trucks, vans, or trailers that serve food and beverages, and also for work vans that provide services in the community.
Many people have put retractable awnings onto vehicles like RVs and vacation trailers for years. More recently though food truck awnings have become popular. In different locations, retractable awnings have seen increased use as more mobile businesses install canopies to provide shade for outdoor lunch customers. The response to food venues on wheels with retractable awnings has been positive by clients and operators alike.
The one major hassle to the manual canopy was getting out the crank, interfering with clients to open or close the awning, and then putting the crank away. The easy solution was to mount motorized awnings on trucks. The motorized cover extends or retracts with the push of a button, so it requires no time and or effort and doesn’t interfere with business in any way. The awning can also be retracted quickly to prevent wind damage without interfering with service too.
Provides sun and shade protection by turning a crank many times
Protects from the sun and provides shade with the push of a button
Shades customer and work areas
Shades customer and work areas
Requires a hand crank
Operates with the push of a button with a manual override option in case of loss of power
Takes time and effort to open and close
Opens or closes quickly without any effort
Operated from outside the workspace
Activate from inside or outside the workspace from up to 60 feet away
No impact on productivity
Interferes with the operational flow
Doesn’t interfere with the operational flow
Retractable awnings provide shade, so they are in demand in areas that experience hot sunny days like Florida, California, Texas, and Arizona, to name a few. Many concession trailer awnings are a larger size than the serving window to provide extended coverage for customer seating. Canopies provide protection for clients from the sun, and for merchandise displayed.
Awnings that retract are being installed on vehicles that serve foods that range from hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, fish, pierogies, pancakes, to muffins and milkshakes. The awnings can be single colors to match a condiment or multicolor for an ice cream truck awning. Many service and vendor vehicles are adding retractable awnings to their trailers, trucks or vans too. The canopy offers shade to workers making repairs, and to clients checking out wares.
Food trucks with awnings offer many benefits to clients and employees. The added shade provides excellent protection from harmful UV rays and keeps serving areas cooler and reduces the brightness of the sun, which can cause headaches. The canopy can also help distinguish different vendors too, making it easier to locate your favorite lunch provider on a busy street.
A retractable awning on a motorized vendor vehicle like an ice cream truck also helps to keep the ice cream from melting or other products from fading or spoiling. Many awnings advertise the vendor’s name or product as well, increasing visibility and sales. The retractable awning is there when you need it, and rolls away when you don’t.
Below is a summary of the benefits of a food truck awning:
Provide shade for serving customers
Protects clients and merchandise from the sun and rain
Help shade and cool the work area
Advertise your location
Distinguishes your business from competitors
A retractable awning is a great investment for your mobile business. It provides instant shade and identifies you from other vendors. Whether you’re looking for food truck awnings, shade for a mobile library, or a canopy for a work truck or trailer to protect an outdoor workshop, check out our products. We have the best product for your vehicle in a wide selection of colors, styles, and sizes.
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