City Centre Pitch Mobile Catering
My partner and I have been looking into starting our own mobile catering business. We have been in discussions with Leeds City Council who have offered us a pitch in the city centre.
To start with we were blown away at being offered what seems to be a prime location (right in the business district - lots of accountants, solicitors etc, as well as a large hospital about 500 yards away). However, the rent is £35 per day and in the area there are also competitors such as Cafe Nero, Starbucks, Costa & Subway.
The unit we are looking at is quite unique - a trailer designed as a tudor cottage :). The food we would be selling would be quite upmarket sandwiches, salad boxes, soups, homemade cake and freshly ground 'bean to cup' coffee. We believe we can easily outdo the competition on quality and price, however we are still massively apprehensive about it and can't help thinking we make enough money, even with the thousands of people in the area!
Do you have any experience of city centre trading or any advice?