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30-11-2007, 01:49 PM
Does anyone know anything about burger vans and what the rules are about setting them up other than food hygiene and so on is there any special insurances needed?

I am looking if its a possible option to rent one for a short term either that or something like sandwiches delivered/from a van as I have spotted a gold mine for a short term money making venture.

I have someone who would run it but I just don't really want to invest 12000+ in a decent burger van if you can lease them.

30-11-2007, 04:46 PM
I think local councils issue licences and then do regular health and hygiene checks. Not sure about insurance, trying searching on google.

01-12-2007, 02:05 PM
There are very good money to be made in this business, especially if you do shows, concerts etc, because the margins are huge, but not sure I could handle the daily grease!

02-12-2007, 05:10 AM
I think no need Insurance. But Burger vans are required to hold a licence issued under the The Licensing Act 2003.

02-12-2007, 01:03 PM
I'd have thought you would need some type of specialist car insurance if its going to be used for business and obviously won't be a regular van/truck so its probably best to ring around specialist insurance companies

02-12-2007, 03:05 PM
you also need public liability insurance incase you burn someone with food or drink to hot, or if oil spits off your grill into a customers face, if someone also trips over wires,gas bottles coming from your van or anything associated to oyur van they can sue, so this cover is a must.

04-12-2007, 09:26 AM

Take a look on ebay. I was looking to lease a van a while ago and it ended up working out cheaper buying one off ebay. I didn't use it in the end, but gave it a clean up and sold it a few weeks later for 1k in profit...not bad for a few hours work!

04-12-2007, 12:53 PM
This website should be useful - www.ncass.org.uk

04-12-2007, 04:29 PM
Cheers for the advice guys

I have been looking around ebay and have found a few potential suppliers probably a better time to buy and wait for summer months to sell on again :-D