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This FAQ page is intended to answer a lot of the common questions we receive from readers of the site. We hope this helps you in your quest for food truck glory.

Where can I get a food truck retrofitted?

Amigos Food Trucks ;)

Approximately how much does retrofitting a food truck cost?

Trucks can be retrofitted for anywhere between Rs 3, 50,000-Rs 8, 50,000 before appliances which will be additional.

What kind of generators should be used for food trucks?

As the generators will need to be used for extended periods of time, food truck vendors recommend Honda & Yamaha generators as they are silent (very important), high watt generators that are equipped to run continuously

Are there restrictions on what types of foods I can sell?

There is no restriction to what type of food can be sold from a truck as long as you can ensure food is safely handled and served.

What sort of insurance do I need?

Truck insurance is a basic requirement but getting a insurance over the kitchen is a important one to look upon. Which you should take before getting truck on road.

What else do I need to get?

You’ll need to acquire a Commercial Vehicle Operator’s Registration (CVOR). Due to the size and weight of food trucks, they are considered commercial vehicles so CVORs will be required when operating the vehicle on highways and streets. You might be subject to a significant fine if you’re inspected by the Ministry of Transportation and don’t have a CVOR.

    What kind of permits/certifications is required to operate in India?

There are several annual permits a food truck must have in order to legally operate on the streets pending on area of intended operation:

  • Downtown permit
  • Fsscai Certificate
  • Tax Papers
  • Fitness of the truck
  • License for drivers of food trucks
  • Fire extinguisher License
  • Assistance license (For each employee working on the food truck)
  • Health check
How long does it take to get a license to operate a truck?

The time it takes to get a license varies.

    Do you have a financing or lay-away plan?

Yes, we work with various finance companies, which can help with your needs.
We also have an in-house interest free layaway plan. With this option, you can do an initial down payment and then do monthly installments in any amount that is reasonable for you. Once we have received the initial payment, you receive your cart right away.

    How soon can I start to expect profit?

Right away! Depending on your location and the hours your work, you can fully recover your expenses in only a couple months.

Can I have my truck shipped to me?

Yes, Amigos Food Trucks handles all your shipping needs through our local logistics and brokerage companies and we are able to ship anywhere in the world. We crate our products and ship via common carrier or by air/sea to anywhere. We set up all the shipping for you and you pay the logistics company directly for the shipping costs. This will save you money. You will deal directly with the shipping company to track your order.
Even though it is rare, you will deal direct with any damages that may occur while in transit. It is the responsibility of you, the customer, to inspect your unit upon arrival and report any damages immediately to the shipping company, the carrier and Amigos Food Trucks. Please record any damages in writing as well as by photo. Amigos Food Trucks will deal with all the customs clearances and brokerage so there is no worry about your order crossing the border.

Once I confirm my order, what should I expect?

After you pay by credit card, wire transfer, or money order we start on your truck right away. We will keep you up-to-date with the progress of your food truck. Throughout the entire process, communication is key. We want to make sure you are happy with your purchase.

I’m working on a budget. How can I keep costs minimal?

We will never try to squeeze you for every penny. We are sensitive about budgets and money and once you establish what your budget is, we will work within that. If we can do it for less money at the same quality, we promise to always do so.

Do you rent carts?

No, we do not rent carts

Do you rent carts?

No, we do not rent carts

What does the warranty entail? Do I still get a warranty if my truck is used

 Yes, all of our units are warranted covering parts and labor for defect in material or workmanship arising out of normal usage.  The food equipment in the trucks is covered by a factory warranty by the manufacturer and it is usually a 12 months limited warranty. During the warranty period, if a part should fail due to defect, it will be repaired or replaced free of charge once authorization has been given.
Warranty on all equipment is covered by the specific manufacturer or supplier.
All workmanship and equipment manufactured by Amigos Food Trucks is covered directly by Amigos Food Trucks. If warranty repairs are required on a specific part or any workmanship, Amigos Food Trucks is to be notified of the problem and, upon authorization, the unit or part can be brought to Amigos Food Trucks or the nearest part supplier or fabrication facility depending on repair required. Amigos Food Trucks must authorize all work or replacement parts prior to proceeding. Any shipping expense of replacement parts, either from Amigos Food Trucks or shipping back to Amigos Food Truks, is paid by the unit owner. Other types of damage but not limited to misuse or abuse are not covered under the warranty of Amigos Food Trucks. Amigos Food Trucks cannot be held responsible for any loss of business, which may occur due to any part of equipment failure.
We do not offer any warranty on trucks other than that they pass the safety test when sold. Note that safety specifications vary slightly and it is impossible for us to keep abreast and to be tested for every state or province.




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