This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more hereX

Home > Discussion Forum

Discussion Forum

iccomms iccomms is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 405
Burger vans

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.
Reply With Quote
xs xs is offline
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 104
I think local councils issue licences and then do regular health and hygiene checks. Not sure about insurance, trying searching on google.
Reply With Quote
MarkCo MarkCo is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 324
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!
Mark Pearson
Angel Investor / Mentor
Looking for Investment Opportunities

Reply With Quote
esther25 esther25 is offline
Starting Out
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
Burger Vans

I think no need Insurance. But Burger vans are required to hold a licence issued under the The Licensing Act 2003.
Nail cutters | Heated eyelash curler
Reply With Quote
MikeTye MikeTye is offline
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Meopham, Kent
Posts: 220
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
Reply With Quote
MailOrderCo MailOrderCo is offline
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Earth
Posts: 773
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.
Reply With Quote
DeterminedOne DeterminedOne is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: London
Posts: 505

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!
>> Dining Tables

>> Coffee Tables
Reply With Quote
AHAEvents AHAEvents is offline
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Devon
Posts: 43
This website should be useful -
Reply With Quote
iccomms iccomms is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 405
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
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 03:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Copyright Shell LiveWIRE 2005-2009