Current Concession Trailers For Sale Today
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Top 3 Popular Concession Trailer Searches
To better serve you, we’ve compiled a list of some of the more popular searches associated with finding the best concession trailer for your needs, along with ‘quick links’ that will take you to a pre-filtered results page. We’ve found that, no matter where you’re located in the United States, the best selection of new and used concession food trailers can be found at eBay. Click the links below to view the best options at eBay with filters in place.
As the search term suggests, this will display all current used concession, food and BBQ trailers for sale that under $10,000. This includes buy it now options and options where bidding is currently under $10,000. These results are US-only results. To find the best options nearest you, click the link above and sort by “Distance: nearest first”.
Similar to the above popular search term, clicking on the link above will take you to eBay and will display the top US-based results for current concession, food and BBQ trailers on sale that are currently under $5,000. This will display buy it now options and auctions that are currently under $5,000.
One thing to keep in mind is that a number of these may include freight which will add on to your final price, so be sure to see what the freight cost is before placing bids. One way around that is to sort the results by “Distance: nearest first” and reviewing your options that are nearby and allow for local pick up.
Related to this search, we also recommend searching for “used food trucks for sale under $5,000 near me”. This will allow you to find the perfect food trailer within a specific radius to your current location.
As is indicated in the search term above, clicking the link above will open up and eBay search page that will show the best options currently available for concession, food & BBQ trailers that come fully-equipped and ready to go. The benefits of getting a fully equipped trailer is that your prep time prior to using your concession trailer. The results here will include new and used concession trailers for sale in a vast price range. To filter down even further, use the filter and sort options to find the best trailers near you, filter by price or condition.
Concession Trailer – Editorial credit: J. Michael Jones / Shutterstock.com
Finding the best concession trailer for sale that will suit your needs can, at times, feel like finding a needle in a haystack. Each planned use is custom for each business’ needs. Whether you’re looking for a mobile kitchen for special event catering, a taco or ice cream truck or a street food cart, the search can seem daunting. Questions like ‘do I want a bare bones concession trailer’, ‘fully equipped concession trailer’, ‘do I need a food concession trailer’ or ‘BBQ concession trailer’ or ‘will a basic $5000 used concession trailer’ work for me? Small or large? Where can I find the best concession trailer for sale? Is it possible to get a
At TheDealExperts, our goal is to help you cut through the noise and save you time (and hopefully money) in the process.
Below, we have a list of the best concession trailers for sale – some are used but we’ve broken down the best available by quality, price, condition, features, pros & cons and more.
As listings tend to sell out, we’ve also included a list of current concession trailers for sale right now.
Here are the best concession food trailers for sale:
1. Best Under $5,000: Mobile Food Cart Trailer
This is our top pick for best concession trailer! Why is this our top concession trailer pick? Because this brand new, versatile, customized concession trailer is available for under $5000! Who knew you can get a concession trailer for under $5000?
While we know that this concession trailer might not meet the needs for ALL businesses, it will work for almost any small-scale mobile kitchen food business.
Description: Arete Food Trailers – We make custom food vending trailers for any operation. Our factory has 7+ years experience, & will help you meet health codes, cost includes shipping to your nearest big city, insurance, and also includes ALL TAXES & FEES! These are Made Custom, Built to Order Food Trailers from Arete Shoppe. The Perfect Turnkey Mini-Cart to start a Mobile Kitchen Food-Truck, Stand, vending business. These trailers can be applied for selling anything from hot dogs, retail operations, flower operations, sandwiches, coffee, ice cream, etc. Read More..
Original Retail 4799.00
Brand Arete Food Trailers
2. Under $8,000: New 6 X 14 Enclosed Concession Food Vending BBQ Porch Trailer
This new 6′ x 14 enclosed concession trailer for sale with 4′ porch package is perfect for most food truck owners. It has a 10′ enclosed box space + the 4′ porch package. The window is 3′ x 6′, allowing for plenty of space for customer interaction. It comes with the exterior LED package allowing for an inviting environment, even after dark. Interior height is 6′ with interior light on ceiling w/wall switch. It also includes multiple upgrades including rubber tread plate flooring, the upgraded electrical package, diamond plate floor on porch, rear stabilizer jacks and a 32″ wide exterior door leading out to the porch.
Bidding is holding at just over $8,000 which is a steal for a new trailer of this quality.
Model Concession / Food Vending
Brand Elite Model
SKU Does Not Apply
3. Under $11,000: New 2019 7 x 20 Enclosed Mobile Concession Food BBQ Trailer
For your mobile kitchen BBQ business, this brand new loaded BBQ trailer is a steal! With a 6 foot gated porch package included, complete braking system, heavy duty construction, 6′ interior height, heavy duty plywood walls + floor, 15″ radial wheels and exterior LED lighting system, this bad boy is built for hauling, built for BBQing and built to last. At just over $10,000, this is a bargain for the condition and quality.
Additional features include:
- Teardrop Jeep Style Fenders with Wide Side Marker Clearance Lights
- 2K A-Frame Top Wind Jack
- High Quality Exterior Grade Paint
- Interior Roof Vent
- Interior Trailer Light
- Heavy Duty Safety Chains
- & More
Model Elite Series
4. Under $8,000: New Trailers A Go Go 6 x 8 Mobile Concession Trailer
Asking price on this food trailer is only $7,500! A steal for the quality and options included. The New Trailers A Go Go 6 x 8 Concession Trailer offers a smooth white aluminum exterior with 4″ of diamond plating at the bottom. It also has hydraulic lift awnings on the service window with drop down exterior shelf (great for condiments, silverware, etc).
It offers a full size entry door with interior height above normal at 6’9. It has rubber base boards, commercial-grade flooring and NSF-approved FRP Board on the walls and ceiling.
Additional features are the interior LED lights, stainless service counter inside, 50 AMP electrical panel w/breakers, hot water heater, 15 gallon fresh water tank, 3 unit sink, and 25 gallon waste water tank.
Believe it or not, there’s more! See all features here.UPC N/A
Brand Trailers A Go Go
5. Best Fully Loaded: New 32' BBQ Concession Trailer - Smoker Included
With an asking price of nearly $74k, this massive food trailer is for the big boys. It has everything you could possibly wish for and more. It has an 8′ porch with 3′ x 7′ gullwings on both sides, above the 36″ knee-walls and above the double doors in the rear. It even has a bathroom with toilet, hand wash station, vent, light and door!
It has a 60 gallon fresh water tank along with two 50 gallon waste water tanks. 2 18″ x 18″ corner sinks, commercial sprayer and upper cabinets above sink.
Interior height is 7’6 making it airy and comfortable. Full exterior measurements are 8.5′ x 32′ and it comes with front and rear scissor jacks!
It comes with a Katoba 11,000 watt generator, full-size smoker, 27″ sandwich prep station, steam table, 45 cu. foot, double door refrigerator, 36″ char-broiler, 36″ gas griddle, 2 deep fryers, two 100 pound propane tanks..
There are just too many features offered to list here. To see full list of features, click here.UPC N/A
Brand SDG Trailers
6. : 7' x 22' BBQ Concession Enclosed Trailer
Asking price is just under $27k. But, for a new concession trailer with these features, it’s worth a look.
Total measurements are 7′ x 22′ with a 2′ x 4′ square tube mainframe. It has a 14′ box space plus the v-nose. It features electric brakes on both axles with a batter backup and safety switch.
Interior height is 6′ with a Galvalume seamed roof. See all features..UPC N/A
Brand Elite Model
7. : New WOW 8.5 x 20 Kettle Cooker Concession Trailer
Asking price on this work of art is just over $52k. Just look at the size of those windows! We’re going to let the walk-through video below do the talking on this one.
- 5200lb drop leaf spring axles with brakes
- Storage closet
- exclusive custom LED interior lighting
- 7ft interior height
- 3ft bull nose front
- Overhead cabinets
- Extra base serving cabinet
- LED exterior lighting
- Electrical package
- 25′ Lifeline
- Interior receptacles
- Pocket doors
- 3 Full size gullwings
- 2- 4×5 concession doors
- Steel Porch
- Sprayed in floor in serving area
- 13,500 BTU A/C Unit with heatstrip
- Deluxe 3 bay sink package
Here’s a walk-though video:
8. : New Custom Built Catering Concession Food Trailer
Asking price on this one is right at $47,000 which is the main reason we were only able to give it 4 stars. It’s located in South Carolina and offers free local pickup. It has a full-size 3 bay sink, hot water, fresh water and grey water tank, refrigerator, freezer, flat top, 2 burner range, oven, and fryer. It features a stainless steel hood and is fully stocked with all new commercial-grade equipment.
9. : New 3M Concession Stand Trailer Kitchen +3 KW Generator (Free Shipping from China)
While this does come from out of the US, we felt this concession trailer deserved a mention due to condition, price (under $8000) & free shipping options (though there are taxes and shipping agent fees). Because it comes from overseas, we also cannot comment on the quality of this rig. Aside from what you’re able to see in the pictures, it’s tough to decipher what options it comes with and is safe to assume that it is the trailer shell you’re purchasing.UPC N/A
10. : Used 2003 Food Truck Concession Trailer
While this may not be a typical ‘concession trailer’, we felt this one deserved a mention. This food truck does have almost 170k miles on it but it is fully loaded and will suit the needs for just about any mobile kitchen & food business. This beast is a steal at only $14,300!
Description: 2003 Food truck Concession trailer. Runs and drives great. 166,000 miles. Diesel, AC, fryers, grill, hood, freezer, rotisserie oven, popcorn maker, baking oven, electrical, 4 sinks, LED lights,19′ box.UPC N/A
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Concession Trailer Buying Guide
Getting Started with Your New Concession Business
Buying a Concession Trailer for Your Business
Much more goes into starting a concession trailer business than one might think. Unless you’re a veteran restaurant or food truck owner, you’ll probably need some serious advice along the way. Moreover, you’re going to want some help finding an affordable concession trailer for your mobile kitchen business.
For some, this might mean buying something used, which is actually a perfectly viable option. It could save you quite a bit of money. Not to mention the advice and knowledge the person selling it to you could give to you about actually working in it. You’ll be working day in and day out in this thing, and you want to make sure you made the right investment. Not just for you to stand out to your customers, but for your own personal health and sanity. The pressures of running a business are already enough. Don’t make them worse by working in too cramped an environment or not having enough space to work with.
Once you’ve decided what you’re going to make and sell, you’ll need to consider a whole host of additional factors. Generally, these aren’t as fun and cooking up a menu or reading a five star review, but it’s an important step on your journey to success.
What size do you need?
It’s impossible to predict what kind of business you’ll be doing in your early days. But, once things really start cooking, you’re going to need to be able to get around your space quickly and efficiently, just like any other commercial kitchen. Is there enough space for you, and maybe another employee, to safely and comfortably move around?
It’s completely possible that your business runs off of food previously prepared in a commercial kitchen. This might save you a lot of room in equipment and tools. However, You’ll need to make sure your grill, deep fryer, or prep table are all going to fit in your new space. When shopping for a concession trailer, make sure you have measurements of the equipment you’ll be using inside the space. It’s not worth it to put this off until after you’ve already made a purchase. A successful business person will always be thinking ahead.
What style best suits your needs?
As this type of business continues to grow, you’re going to have to stand out to your potential customers. A concession trailer shaped like a hot dog might feel pretty misleading if you’re selling nachos and sandwiches. On the other hand, finding an aesthetic that matches the food on your menu can have a huge impact on the perception of your business to the customer.
Consider the style of your concession trailer to be the first line of attack in your marketing. Returning customers should be able to pick your trailer out of a line up. If they have a hard time spotting you, you’ll lose the cash flow opportunity of a returning customer. Avoid this by choosing a style that suits the needs of your business.
How much storage do you need?
Nothing will kill your profits faster than running out of food too early. Once you start, you’re going to want to be selling out every day. This is completely probable! In fact, this should be your goal 100 percent. But running out of hot dog buns or plants before you run out of other essentials puts you at a huge disadvantage.
You’ll need to plan accordingly everyday to make sure you have the right combination of items and food. As if space wasn’t already a valuable commodity in the concession trailer business. After you cram all the equipment and manpower needed to get your business running, you’re going to need to find inventive and efficient ways to your goods. You’re going to need to ask yourself a few important questions:
Is my food easily perishable?
Does my menu contain items that could be a health risk if not stored properly?
Are all the required items easily accessible?
How mobile do I need my business to be?
One of the advantages of running a concession trailer business is mobility. You’re able to go where the customers are and maximize foot traffic. This is not an advantage that any other restaurant has. Planning for mobility will be an important step in your success. For example, Portland, OR has more concession stands and trailer businesses than almost any other city of it’s size in the United States. However, they are not allowed to become mobile once a space is renting. Does your concession stand or trailer need to be able to drive away once you’re done for the day? Or, will your stand be required to stay put for long periods of time?
Key Takeaway for the Perfect Concession Trailer
When you’re looking for the perfect concession trailer for your business, space is king. A close second would be your ability to become a mobile again kitchen. If your new trailer needs a truck to tow you around, you’ll need to factor in that purchase into your initial start up costs.
Additional Concession Trailer Information
Did you not find what you were looking for? Below or some popular search terms. Click the links to view the results on eBay.
Once you get to searching on eBay, here are a few additional ideas on what to search for:
- food trailers for sale near me
- used food trailer for sale
- concession stand for sale
- food concession trailer
- used food trailers for sale
- food cart trailer
Were you considering building your own concession trailer? Here are a few helpful videos that might be able to help you start going down that path:
“How To Build A Concession Trailer – Cheap!”
In this video, he discusses what you’ll be looking at when deciding to build your own concession trailer. He doesn’t actually build one but this video is very informative as he discusses a number of things that you should be expecting IF you decide to build your own concession or food trailer as opposed to buying a current food trailer for sale.
“M&R Specialty How to Build a Food Trailer”
In this video, M&R Specialty actually runs through the build process going from a gutted shell trailer to the plywood, electrical, composite, hood installation, vent installation, flooring and gas piping phases of the build. It doesn’t show details on how each of these phases are completed but it is a step by step through the full build process. The finished product is beautiful!
“How To Build A Concession Trailer on a Budget”
This is a shorter video but it’s great to get ideas on how to get a trailer for cheap, where to find equipment for cheap (spoiler: restaurant demos) and where to get liquid propane tanks and a generator for cheap (hint: scrap yards are wonderful!).
“M&R Trailers How to Build a Concession Truck”
Here’s another one from M&R Trailers. In this video, similar to the last one, they talk about taking a shell of what will be a ‘food-truck trailer’ and converting it into a state of the art food truck.
“Converting Trailer To Concession Demo 2”
This video is the 2nd part of a 2 part trailer construction demo video with in depth, detailed information on a step-by-step starting from the interior wall demolition until the electrical wiring phase. We wanted to include this because this will give you a very good idea of what to expect IF you decide to build your own concession trailer, instead of purchasing one.
“How to Build a High Quality Food Trailer – Starting a Street Food Business”
Lastly, we felt it was important to include this concession trailer construction video. While it doesn’t do much in the way of explaining a step-by-step concession trailer construction process, it does go through pictures of each phase of the building process and will give you a good idea of the steps that are involved in building a concession trailer.
FAQs about Food Trucks and Concession Trailers
Are you looking to start a mobile kitchen or food trailer business? Here are the most common questions answered about food trucks and concession trailers.
What is a concession trailer?
A concession trailer is a mobile kitchen unit where people can go to purchase snacks, food, drinks, and other items. They can be connected to the back of other vehicles for towing to different locations.
How much does a used food trailer cost?
The cost of a used food trailer varies depending on what kind of trailer you would like and what it will be used for. For example, some food trailers come equipped with refrigerators, kitchen appliances, and other necessities for running a food trailer business. However, some food trailers just come with basic storage. Because of these differences in types of trailers, the price ranges from ten thousand to twenty thousand dollars depending on your needs.
How do you finance a food trailer?
You can finance a food trailer in multiple ways. One option in financing a food trailer is applying for a loan. Upon approval, you will pay the food trailer off in monthly installments for a set period of time which may include interest. Loans may be obtained through private lenders or banks.
What is better, food truck or food trailer?
When comparing which is better, a food truck or food trailer, it is important to note the advantages and disadvantages of both. The food trailer will be the most cost efficient option as it will need less repairs. The food trailer also comes in a wide range of sizes depending on your needs. A food truck however, is much more expensive as it requires more maintenance and is generally much more costly to purchase overall.
Are concession trailers profitable?
Concession trailers are profitable to a certain extent. When taking into consideration the money spent on gas, food/ingredients, labor, and general upkeep, the profits are small. Of course, this depends on the location and seasonality of sales. For example, someone who works larger events during the summer months only, may profit less than someone who works year round at smaller events and vice versa. They are profitable overall, but the extent of the profit varies depending on many factors.
Why do food trucks fail?
It is easy for a business, including food trucks to fail due to a few major reasons. A major reason why food trucks fail is because they don’t manage their labor and inventory costs. This is why it is important to know how much you are spending versus how much you are making (profiting).
How can I get a food truck with no money?
You can get a food truck with no money by taking out a loan or applying for a credit card in order to finance your food truck. This does require monthly payments towards the cost of the food truck.
How can I make my food truck successful?
You can make your food truck successful by marketing your food truck. Creating a website and social media pages can spread the word about your business. Another way to make your food truck successful is by offering special event catering services.
We hope this post helps you find the concession food trailer for sale that you’ve been looking for to start or expand your business. If you like what you’ve seen, we would love it if you give us a share.
Good luck with whichever direction you decide to take, new trailer, used food trailer or custom build.