Game Truck Business – Not a Turnkey Operation
A new type of birthday party has arrived for kids. No longer are kids going to be content with cake and ice cream followed by outside games in the yard, such as kickball or volleyball. Today, kids have a new type of birthday party game truck party request, a Mobile Game Truck birthday party.
This type of birthday party is when you hire the owner of a mobile game theater in your area to arrive at your home for 1 to 2 hours to host your kid’s birthday celebration inside the truck. Most units sit between 14 to 20 kids and have up to 5 TV screens. Every video game imaginable is included for each of the main game consoles, Xbox, Wii and PS3. The kids can all play the same game or all play separately. No matter what they decide, it’s the fastest 2 hours of their lives, I assure you. What a lucrative business for the mobile game theater owner, if he can find birthday parties to host, that is.
This leads me to the main point. Now that I’ve explained what a game truck is and it’s main function, now I want to shift and concentrate on potential owners. It is impossible not to consider purchasing a mobile game unit when you can see how lucrative it can be. These types of birthday parties typically fetch around $300.00 in two hours. If you have 6-8 parties a week, you an easily earn six figures per year owning a game truck. But, getting started is not as easy as it might seem.
When purchasing a one, you will find manufacturers who want to sell you on the idea of a game truck franchise, like Subway or McDonalds. They claim the business is a turnkey operation, that you will be successful immediately. All you need to do is pay $20,000 for a franchise fee, plus $1,000 per month for their marketing you will given an exclusive territory within the company. Meaning, they will not sell another unit to anybody else in your area.