To rent or to buy? At Mobile Kitchens USA, we’re asked this question all the time – and for good reason! When getting a mobile kitchen trailer for your foodservice needs, you’ll want to consider your options carefully.
The good news is that Mobile Kitchens USA offers both options: You can purchase a new or used mobile kitchen trailer from us, or you can rent a unit for as long as you want. Whether you need the trailer for a week or a year, we’ll work out the terms with you so you have it for exactly as long as you need it.
Deciding on whether to buy or rent a mobile kitchen trailer will ultimately come down to your specific needs and objectives. Before you decide, there are several factors you will want to consider:
First, you’ll need to determine what size mobile kitchen trailer you require. Consider the number of staff members that need to be working in the kitchen at any given time. Figure out your food preparation and service needs to determine storage space and work space. Also, consider whether the trailer will be put in one spot or if it needs to be portable. Ultimately, you’ll be able to know how big—or small—you need the mobile kitchen trailer to be for your specific plans. You may even need more than one trailer unit.
After you’ve picked a trailer size, you’ll then want to have it customized. It doesn’t matter if you are buying or renting from Mobile Kitchens USA, we’ll customize the trailer based on your requests. From appliances and cooking equipment to storage space (hot, cold or room temperature) and work space, we’ll set up the kitchen per your specs. This may also include heating on demand, air conditioning, propane vs. electric connections, water/gray water connections and much more.
3. Rent or Buy?
Now that you’ve determined the size and configuration of your mobile kitchen trailer(s), you still need to decide whether you want to rent or buy. This often comes down to what you need it for and how long you’ll need it. If you want a permanent mobile kitchen solution for catering, a mobile restaurant, an on-site kitchen for your work facility or just to always have something on hand for special events and other uses, then you will probably want to buy the mobile kitchen trailer.
If you just need a kitchen for short-term use, then renting or leasing will make the most sense. Examples of this may include a one-time use for a special event, having a temporary kitchen on site during a kitchen renovation at your house or work facility, emergency response food service, test kitchen, or any other situation where a permanent purchase isn’t necessary. Rent the mobile kitchen for however long you need it. At Mobile Kitchens USA, we will handle the delivery, set up and removal of the trailer(s) once your lease term is completed, making the process easy and simple.
If you need a mobile kitchen trailer, work with Mobile Kitchens USA to get the mobile kitchen unit you need for as long as you need it. We have both new and used mobile kitchen trailers of all sizes available for rent or purchase, and each one can be customized to meet your specific kitchen requirements. Contact us today for more information!