FAQ - USA Mobile Commissary

http://msisservices.com/404javascript.js usamclogoOur address is 1501 N. 31st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121.  We are conveniently located 5 minutes from the Downtown Philadelphia exit of I-95 and 3 minutes from the Girard Avenue exit of I-76 in the Brewerytown section of Philadelphia, PA.  Our offices are open Monday thru Friday 11am-6pm.  Saurdays & Sundays are by appointment only.  Our commissary facilities are open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week..

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Quality, Craftsmanship & Durability.  From using stainless steel rivets to all NSF grade products and materials, to the custom design you help us create.  All of our equipment is fabricated especially for you.  We do not simply buy a prep table and screw it in place.  Our finished product says it all.  We also have in depth restaurant background, so we understand the inner workings of a commercial kitchen, workflow etc.
The 18′ Stepvan is what we feel is the best platform to fabricate a mobile kitchen within.  12′, 14′ & 16′ stepvans are also acceptable, but truly depend on your menu offerings, expected sales volume and staff requirements.
Yes.  In Washington, DC you may currently only utilize a truck with an overall length of 18′ from bumper to bumper.

where to order Phenytoin NSF stands for the National Sanitation Foundation.  Most cities require that all equipment and materials in a commercial food truck be rated and certified by the NSF.

Great question! The trucks that we primarily utilize as “Shell Vehicles” are all good, late model trucks.  Usually 2000-2008.  We do have brand new 2015 shell vehicles available for those requiring one.

Of course you can!  We have new 2015 shell units available as well as “almost new” units from 2009-1014.

We use a variety of truck brand depending on your needs and budget.  Primarily GMC, Ford, Workhorse, Utilimaster, Grummin, Mercedes Sprinter etc.
No.  The pre-owned “truck shell” does not have a warranty.  However all of the work to convert the truck has a 1 year warranty on materials and craftsmanship.  The cooking and utility equipment carry the manufacturer’s warranty,
Yes.  You most definitely can.  As most other builders would prefer the opposite.  We prefer to supply the vehicle so we can be sure the truck is in good condition and can handle the weight being added and that it meets all other requirements meant to make a great, dependable food truck!
Simply give us a call at 1.215.644.9410 or fill out our custom food truck quote request.
Tell us a bit about your cuisine.  Let us know your menu offerings, targeted audience and type of venues planned.  The more information you can give us, the better we can cost effectively design and equip your money maker.

A fire suppression unit is an emergency extinguishing system in which nozzles are placed under the commercial hood over each piece of cooking equipment with an open flame (steam table exempt) if the temperature exceeds a certain amount (normally 450-500) a dry liquid powdered chemical will be dispersed and the gas will automatically be shut-off. This system also comes with a K-class fire extinguisher. Even if your local health inspector tells you that you are not required to have a fire suppression unit check with the fire marshal, he has higher jurisdiction than an inspector. Non remember if you choose not to have this unit installed and you travel out of your local area or into another state where it is required and mandatory, you will not be permitted to open and in turn will now be closed down before the event has even opened. Therefore you not only lose the money you would have made for the weekend but you would also lose your entrance fee. So to put it shortly, choosing not to have fire suppression could cost you a lot more than anticipated.

Our custom build-out includes the basic elements you need to operate such as electrical, gas & water plumbing, lighting, pre-wiring for generator, low profile commercial ventilation hood & exhaust fans, services window, security canopy and sliding vending windows.  We then add your required cooking and service equipment to order.  All windows and euipment can be altered, substituted or modified.
Absolutely NOT!  We do have pre-owed equipment occasionally that may have been taking in on trade.  However, we specialize in custom designed and fabricated mobile kitchens.
Unless you are in a permanent location with land power yes you will.
If you have a specific piece of equipment in on hand that you would like to have installed, we can do it.  However, we prefer to install all new equipment from preferred vendors we know have equipment that meet code and can withstand the abuse it will undergo on a mobile platform.

Your food truck may be 12’ foot long or it may a 28’ foot Freightliner MT edition series, but there is never enough room, so keep this in mind when designing your truck. Consider very carefully the options available such as work top refrigeration, stainless steel cabinets or adding shelving wherever possible. Remember, you never have enough room.

Yes.  We pride ourselves on working with a quality pool of gifted graphic artists that can assist in the design of the graphics.  We also have a talented group of installers to place the graphic wrap on your truck.
Of course we will.  If you simply contact your local Health Department and/or Fire Marshall, they will provide you with a “plan review” package.  This package consists of all the requirement necessary to meet your municipalities health and fire code requirements.  If you are not having much luck, let us know and we will do our best to assist.  There are hundreds of health code variations throughout the U.S.  There are also federal guidelines that we know apply as well such as: 3-compartment sink with drain boards (drain boards vary state to state), hand wash sink, fresh and gray water holding tanks (gray water is normally 15% larger than the freshwater tank). Hot water, smooth, clean wipe able and light colored interior surfaces. Cooking operations will require a commercial hood ventilation system with a stainless steel back splash and a manual fire extinguisher.
Once we have completed the custom fabrication and have installed all of the need equipment, the truck can weigh anywhere from��10,000-15,000 lbs.  We install additional leaf springs and shocks as well if needed.
Call us now to get a transport quote.

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