One of the most important factors when buying or renting a mobile kitchen trailer is the size. How big should your trailer be for your ideal commercial kitchen setup?
Naturally, the best size for a mobile kitchen trailer will vary on a case-by-case basis. Some events and mobile food service businesses require a very large trailer. Smaller occasions and basic food service kitchens may only need a simple, economical design.
How Big Are Mobile Kitchen Trailers?
Mobile kitchen trailers at Mobile Kitchens USA generally range from 8-53 feet long and 7-8.5 feet wide. You can see there is quite a gap from the biggest trailers available to the smallest, and then there are options everywhere in between. Most trailers have standard-size configurations and you can select the one that is best for your budget and temporary kitchen needs. We’ve also been known to design and fabricate custom sizes for mobile kitchen trailer buyers upon request.
How Do I Select the Right Mobile Kitchen Trailer Size?
There are a few factors you will want to consider when determining your mobile kitchen trailer size:
Budget—Of course, budget is the top priority. Larger trailers are typically going to be more expensive, though the price may depend on other customizations and features. You don’t want to spend more than you can afford. This is true whether you are renting or buying a custom mobile kitchen trailer. We’ll help you find a great temp kitchen solution within your budget at Mobile Kitchens USA.
Kitchen Staff—Think about your kitchen staff and how many people will be working inside the trailer’s kitchen area. You’ll want to have adequate space for your cooks and servers.
Foodservice Quantities—Your kitchen staff will need appliances, work tables, sinks, storage space and other features. You have to store, prepare, cook and serve your meals in the mobile kitchen trailer. For the purposes of this article, we’ll assume you are buying or renting a single mobile kitchen unit for everything, rather than a multi-unit setup (which is also a possibility with Mobile Kitchens USA). You want to make sure you have enough space and the right design features to meet your expected food service qualities. Think of this on a daily basis, or perhaps even hourly for certain occasions.
Menu—Next, you have to equip the mobile kitchen trailer with the necessary appliances and kitchen features that you need for your specific menu. Keeping your menu simpler is always a smart suggestion. However, even the simplest menus have their ideal kitchen design elements. Some appliances take up much more space than others. What you plan to have inside the mobile kitchen trailer will definitely affect your size selection.
Location—Lastly, know where you plan to use your mobile kitchen trailer. Some are rented for single special events. Others are taken on the road and used at multiple locations. You want a trailer that you can tow around and set up at your desired location(s). The overall size will be an important factor here.
Your Mobile Kitchen Trailer Experts
The team at Mobile Kitchens USA is here to help you design the best mobile kitchen trailer based on your specific needs and budget. We have both new and used mobile kitchen trailers (and other specialty temporary/mobile facilities) available for rent and purchase. Contact us today to learn more and get started with your custom trailer.