If you are interested in getting in on the huge street food industry in the UK hiring or buying a hog roast machine could be the best way to do it. Hiring a machine is not expensive and it allows you to test the market and work out if there is demand in your area. If it works, you can simply buy a machine and with prices for new machines starting as low as £1,700, setting up a hog roast company is within the reach of most entrepreneurs.
Read on to find out more about why setting up a hog-roasting firm is such a good option.
Cooking a whole hog or other spit-roasted meats is surprisingly easy. You can get great results provided you know how to load the meat and the amount of time each joint means.
Relatively low start up cost and overheads
As we said earlier, starting this business is not that expensive. You can hire your first machine to keep the costs down.
In addition, you will need to get food safety training and buy any necessary licences. Fortunately, this is usually not expensive. It is usually possible to start the business using a car equipped with a tow bar and a trailer, so there is no need to invest in an expensive food truck.
Plenty of demand
There is huge demand for hog roasts. People seem to love them. They are a popular option for everything from relatively small family parties to large corporate events and weddings.
A flexible business model
Modern hog roast machines can spit roast all kinds of meats. Some can be converted into great griddle barbecues too.
Using the right machine it is possible to offer your customers a choice between a straightforward spit roast, a carvery experience or a barbecue. The versatility of these machines makes them great for street food vendors.