Food trucks may seem like one of the most fun, low-risk business opportunities in the culinary game, but the daily operational details that go into running one can drag you down. On, Avi Shemtov rounds up five key things to consider when you’re looking to launch a mobile establishment.

The Chubby Chickpea truck owner is adamant about doing research to get your truck game in order—in fact, he stresses getting organized before launching above all else. The idea is to arm yourself with a “very careful and extremely detailed business plan.”

This means including “start up costs, revenue projections, projected expenses, marketing strategies, human resource and staffing philosophies and a list of hurdles that the business will have to overcome in order to achieve the desired success.”

[via Bostlnno]