Starting a Snack Food Business

Venturing into a food business is a great idea for you to earn money because food is a basic need which anyone cannot live without. If you want to open your food business but do not want the pressure like in restaurants and food chains, then a snack food business is the perfect one for you.

One of the most profitable ways on how to sell to a wider market is through a mobile concession.

In this kind of business, you need to be wise and organized to assure that you will always be on top of the snack industry. By knowing what things to consider, you can absolutely manage how to perform well. If you are just planning to operate your snack food at the comfort of your own home, then you have no other choice but to sell it only to your neighborhood. As a result, this will only have the chance to reap small income. Through a mobile concession, you will have the money and the fame as well. By reading this article, you can have the chance to enhance your ideas on how to run your business well.

Steps on Starting a Snack Food Business

Aside from the supplies and snack foods one of the biggest equipments which you need to spend your money for is of course the mobile food trailer. This has full kitchens which have fire protection, waste drains and ventilation equipments as well.

To get the fame of your business, of course you need to come up with a unique business name which relates to what you are selling. In doing this, you need to file for your doing business as or DBA. Next, you have to apply for an Employer ID Number from the Internal Revenue Service. Rules and regulations in business are different in various states so you need to be guided accordingly by knowing the documents and papers that need to be submitted and filed.

Because of the fact that your business is food you have to get a health permit to ensure that it won’t harm the health of customers. By having a permit, this can also help you to establish trust and confidence in potential customers to buy your food. You also need to maintain all of your equipments sanitary and clean.

In looking for the trailer, you need to consider several factors to ensure that it will work in your best interest as a businessman. When it comes to price, there are several sites which sell used but good condition trailers for affordable prices. Two of the best sites known for this are Craiglist and eBay.

Another thing which you need to acquire is the liability insurance both for your business and the trailer because this will protect you from lawsuits.
When everything had been settled, decide on what snacks you will sell.

240 Comments

  • rohan desai said on November 1, 2011
    i'm interested in snack food business which i'm opening in maharashtra, in pune city so pls tell me the capital required and profit which i will be getting
  • rupali kule said on November 1, 2011
    hello, i am rupali kule and i want to open a small fast food centre in maharashtra, mumbai city so please help me by informing me how much capital i need to start such business and what will be my percentage of profit? my email id- rupali.kule@ymail.com please help me
  • roonit shah said on January 8, 2012
    hi i want to start the manufacture of snack food like farsan and namkeen and also marketing the same and also i want to famous my brand in all over gujarat at present i am in ahmedabad how i will start pl. suggest me
  • Mustafa said on April 4, 2012
    business i need to start a small food joint need to know the documents involved and minimum investments pune
  • Anandkumar said on July 17, 2012
    Hi I want to start manufacturing unit of namkeen sort of snacks and also the marketing in a small village in karnataka. Pls suggest how to go about this, like what would be the investment part, licensees, policies, rules and regulations, the scope of business.
  • koppolla nagendra babu said on September 24, 2012
    i want to start to snacks manufacturing unit with deep oil fryer (min 200 litre capacity ) ,entruded products like masala ,cheese balls in our locality in andra pradesh state, kadapa district, duvvur mandal, kanaguduru village. please provide the details about the required space and investment details as early as possible.
  • blessing lucky said on October 18, 2012
    i want to start a snack making business pls advice me on how to manage d business, the equipment i will need to startup the business and d amount i can start with. calabar in nigeria
  • VINCENT DCUNHA said on October 29, 2012
    Hi, interested in opening a small food joint, in Pune, Wanorie, Maharashtra state. or even to have a franchisee of any outlet which can work good in my vicinity. Looking forward to hear from you
  • charly said on December 6, 2012
    I wants to start small food business like WadaPav, Snacks, Thale in Pune. Looking Business partner who will invest with me. Partner with food background prefer. contact email:dvrsbusiness@gmail.com
  • Ashish das said on January 2, 2013
    Hi I want to open a snacks center in pune hadpasar like hot , cold coffee , sandwiches , soda . suggest me with the investment required and profit margin.
  • Vikrant said on January 8, 2013
    Hi, I am interested in starting a Snack Point in Bangalore , could you please help me with some info, investment, marketing ideas, rules , licenses etc.
  • utpal said on January 10, 2013
    I want to start namkeen packaging and marketing of my own brand in guwahati. Will i get supplier for namkeen from other part of india and will it be profitable if i buy from them. Please help me.
  • r.ravishankar said on January 26, 2013
    i am willing to have partner having good experience in food snacks business in mumbai. willing to invest and work along with me. i want to have a small startup of total investment upto 2laks. is it possible. please let me get your advice. thanks. r.ravishnakar mumbai.
  • Charles . Rayer said on February 2, 2013
    I have an idea to start a restaurant in colaba , mumbai if anyone interested plz do contact me on loyfernandes26@gmail.com or call me on 9920819734 / 8424843576
  • Anshu Lakhmani said on March 2, 2013
    I want to start up a small food stall outside one of the colleges in Pune. Could you pls guide me as to what are the pre-requisites to start a food business in terms of procurement of various licenses, capital expenditure, operating expenditure etc? Thanks
  • vikrant said on April 2, 2013
    I want to start a snacks center in badlapur city in thane district which will include fast foods like dosa, sandwich, vada etc. Please guide me with some tips
  • Mary Rozario said on April 8, 2013
    Hi, I am planning to start a mobile food joint in pune, i need your help in knowing the kind of permits and license to start
  • anilsaini said on April 9, 2013
    I want start namkeen, snacks business in roorkee, how to procedure
  • preeti k. said on April 13, 2013
    i'm interested in snack food business which i want to open in maharashtra, in pune city so pls tell me the capital required and profit which i will be getting.
  • Mukesh SHah said on April 18, 2013
    Guys. I want to start Food chain of Marathi Food (Like Poha, upama, kothimbir vadya, Batate Vade and on...) along with the Marathi style Complete Bhojanalaya with all marathi food. this is like to start in pune ,Any one having experience in food chain or like to be partner pls let me know
  • Bhushan said on April 23, 2013
    Hello, I am planning to start Snacks food business in Pune. I want to know what are all kinds of license, permissions required to borne in Maharasjtra for such a start-up? Thanks.
  • SACHIN SALVI said on May 13, 2013
    Hi, i am doing job but now i want to start some small fast food business. kindly advice me.
  • Pradeep Balakrishna Bangera said on May 25, 2013
    please advice me what is the minimum requirement in finance to start the fast food business
  • Jagdish said on June 7, 2013
    want to start snack food small business in mumbai, how many required finance and how many margin profit in this. start with 4 workers. please advice.
  • VISHAL SHAH said on June 9, 2013
    WHAT TYPE OF LICENSES DO YOU NEED TO START A "SNACK" BUSINESS DIFFERENT LINE FRANCHISE & MANUFACTURE.
  • Santosh Anant Arekar said on June 14, 2013
    Hello, I am Santosh Arekar, desperately wants to start snacks food business serving like misal, poha, bhaji, vada etc. in Mumbai, Maharashtra, need to have complete advice on the same. Thanks & regards, Santosh
  • Rizwan Ujjainwala said on June 17, 2013
    hey , i want to start fast food chain business in gujarat at ahmedabad(non-vag.), please provide details what types of license required for the same.
  • Aina said on June 19, 2013
    Good day, I am from Namibia, Southern Africa, i have an idea of starting up a Snacks and Fast Food business in one of our small towns. The business is targeting the employees around town, as well as events that are normally held in town. I am struggling to write up my Business Plan that is required for me to get start up capital. Please help, i will really appreciate. Regards, Aina
  • kamni madhukar said on June 29, 2013
    Hello, I am kamni from Mumbai I want to start festival sweets business pls help me email is krmadhukar79@gmail.com. Thanks & regards.
  • ASHRAF KP said on July 2, 2013
    my name is ashraf . from kerala. i would like to start snack business .if anybody know about that pls help me... futurexports@gmail.com mob; 09037195006
  • destiny soliz said on July 3, 2013
    My name is destiny soliz and I am interested in starting up a small snack business in 'clovis, nm and I was wondering if anybody can get me started on the knowledge I need to do so. What paperwork is needed to start something like this. soliz_mateo@yahoo.com
  • faruk Hajari said on July 6, 2013
    Hi i want start a business of manufacturing farsan and bhakawadi. so i want to know how much investment needed to start up also some marketing related factors information.
  • kabahweza Agnes said on July 17, 2013
    Thank you so much for your advice ,am interested in processing crisps in different spice .how much is purchasing the machine? and i want to start from home ,how am i going to compete with those who have been in the market . Thank you for you service.
  • Hasib University of liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) said on July 24, 2013
    Hey i am hasib. Anyone give me brief plan for an innovative new snack food product and sketch. Thanks.
  • Ajay Singh said on July 27, 2013
    I am planning to start a small snacks food business in Pune. Pls suggest how to go about this, like licenses, policies, rules and regulations, the scope of business. I would really appreciate your help. Thank You.
  • prashant dawande said on July 31, 2013
    hello sir, i am prashant from nashik, my planning to start a small farsan or snacks food business in Nashik, (Maharashtra) please suggest how to go about this, like polices, rules and regulations, and most important is how much capital .. please help me...
  • ramesh said on August 4, 2013
    I want to start a snacks, namkeen industry in a district place "dahod" situated in the state of Gujarat in India. I am ready to invest the required capital as I have my own plot in the industrial zone of dahod which I think is sufficient enough to start the same, now I require your guidance/suggestions for the whole project I.e. equipments required, raw material required, etc. I don't want to waist time so please give me the entire information at your earliest so that I can move to my job. If you need any more information from my side I can furnish to you without any delay, waiting eagerly for your feedback, thanks a lot.
  • sagar said on August 19, 2013
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  • lina princewill said on August 24, 2013
    I would like to start a small scale snack business, so can you advice me with respect to the minimum amount required as well as the profit margin and the nitty gritty of how to make the business a success. Thank you. Maryland Lagos Nigeria.
  • RAHUL AGARWAL said on August 31, 2013
    hello sir, i am Rahul from Agra, my planning to start a snacks food business in Agra,(UP) please suggest how to go about this, all the things required like space, Registration Polices, Rules and Regulations, Equipment and most important is how much capital. please help me as soon as possible. Thanku RAHUL
  • Rajesh said on September 3, 2013
    Hallo, I am interested in starting a snacks corner in Pune specially of egg omelets and egg related snacks. I want to know about the basic approvals required for starting such business. Also how much capital is required ?
  • chandan shah said on September 4, 2013
    hello, i am having a very best location in heart of the city SAMBLPUR (ODISHA). i am having ice cream parlour there. now i want to expand it and diversify to food and snacks and sweet division. can any one suggest me the sourcing of labour and man power . HERE IS VERY HUGE POTENTIALITY. pls help me for hiring of cook and professional .
  • Parag patil said on September 10, 2013
    Hello, I want to start the snack food business in the pune at pimpri location.
  • Parag patil said on September 10, 2013
    Please tell me the legal requirements of documents required to start the snack food centre in pune maharastra
  • Jitendra Kumar said on October 11, 2013
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  • surajit mohanta said on October 22, 2013
    hi i'm surajit i'm interested to open a snacks food and making whats the procedure which is the formalities and is the profit margin and price i want to open a best snacks food in my state i am from tripura dharmanagar so kindly tell me the whole thing thank you
  • Nikul said on October 31, 2013
    Hi, I am interested in starting a small Snack Point in ahmedabad, could you please help me with some info, investment, benefit, marketing ideas, rules , licenses etc.
  • Rajeev said on November 4, 2013
    I am looking to start business on big scale in Delhi NCR for manufacturing of various kind of namkeen and the biscuits. Could anyone of you explain me about the starting capital , CCP, and licenses. I have the land in Delhi NCR. So I am looking to start from there and initially plan to cover Full Delhi and NCR region in one shot. After that I will look forward. Please advice about the positive and negative aspects of this. You guidance is sincerely required. Thanks
  • arvind vats said on November 7, 2013
    hi, i want to start small snacks corners chain in delhi & NCR, please guide about every aspects.
  • Pune said on November 13, 2013
    I am looking to start small snack center in Pune. Misal Pav in the morning and pizza in the evening time. Please help me with information of capital which will require and also ur inputs abt the procedure to start..
  • Sachin said on November 15, 2013
    I am looking to start a small snack center in pune, help me out with diff legal formalities.?
  • Ajit Rangnath Debare said on November 22, 2013
    hi, i want starting small snack center in taluka place. plz help me with information of capital which will require.
  • Sameer said on November 23, 2013
    Hi I want to start new snacks centre at Pune. Please share me minimum capital requirement along with other legal formalities.
  • chetan shah said on November 28, 2013
    Near panvel, kamote railway station, navi mumbai, raigadh, maharastra , india. Mob- 09324095421. I want to open or start a morning snacks and evening fast food centre .so pls help me how to mange and which item I prepare in morning and evening.
  • jugal said on December 6, 2013
    hi i am jugal i want to start a litchi drink manufacturing small factory so plz help how can making litchi drink formula and ingredients
  • Ali Hussain said on December 10, 2013
    Hi I am Ali and wants to start snacks business in delhi and dont know any thing about this. if any body has experience in this field please please mail me on ( khandelhi011.ali@gmail.com)and cont-- 9718137593. your suggestion and advice will be on high priority.
  • sunil said on December 11, 2013
    hi i am sunil i want to start fast food business in Bangalore center so pls help me tell
  • olumide olufemi said on December 20, 2013
    i am Nigeria i want to setup mini fat food business. kindly tell my equipment involve and skill require to go about the this business
  • tsering said on December 23, 2013
    Hi! i want to start a small food business in mumbai so how to get the paper work to open up a small business kindly help me with solution to get all setup.
  • SOLANKI RAVINDRASINH said on December 26, 2013
    hello sir, i want to invest money minimum 6 to 7 LACK. but i want some information this field. pls send detail email
  • kishor said on December 27, 2013
    hi i am kishor parmar i want to open small business as snacks so that pls give me suggestion and namkeen name
  • Amit Verma said on January 2, 2014
    I want to start a snacks business. Need to know the investment, statutory licenses and other compliance required. Waiting for response
  • syed said on January 3, 2014
    hi.. I want to start snacks business...pls let me know the documents required, thanks, syed
  • kushal darwade said on January 5, 2014
    Hi, I am planing To Start Snacks Business in Pune Maharastra. Please help Me For The Required Licenses And How much Investment I Need To Do. kushaldarwade.21@rediffmail.com
  • Tinto Joseph said on January 7, 2014
    Hi, I want To Start Snacks Business at Nashik Maharastra. SO request you to help me how to get Required Licenses from ministry of food authority. and the other required detail for same. waiting for you revert.
  • anant jadhav said on January 8, 2014
    Hi, I want to start my own farsaan and namkeen plant in Rahimatpur based district satara state Maharashtra. so please send me procedure to get license to start my own brand
  • jr hospitality pune said on January 9, 2014
    we are restaurants consultants based in pune ( viman nagar) we will provide complete kitchen set up / design , staffing , food and beverage costing. for more details please call @9860219295 or jrhospitality1985@gmail.com
  • nilesh Patel said on January 12, 2014
    I'm from ahmedabad. I want to start a fast food shop in my city . Please give me total information about this business.
  • vivek ojha said on January 20, 2014
    I want to start manufacturing unit of namkeen sort of snacks please guide me about all the procedures, licenses and equipment an investments, I will be highly obliged. Thanks Vivek Ojha, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • swapnil said on January 22, 2014
    Hi, I want to start small snack business in punecity(Maharashtra state). I will offer fast running snack like misal pav please suggest more snack item which is famous in pune and tell me the how much capital will required and what will be the profit daily or monthly. Please suggest me how t design eating location so I will decide to put table chairs or only tables for standing for eating snacks. Please tell me how I manage the labour for snacks ya center and how much labour required for small snacks centre.
  • rohit said on January 24, 2014
    Planning to start Break-fast Business something similar to food on wheels concept. Please help with the procedures, licenses & permissions. Pune, Maharashtra. Thank-you.
  • Raj said on January 29, 2014
    I wan to start a snacks center in mumbai suburbs. kindly guide me in setting up of this small business. thanks Raj
  • prashant said on February 5, 2014
    i want to start food business -snack centre in pune how much investment reqd & costing & which types of licenses please help me send me procedure regards
  • Pradeep Mandavkar said on February 7, 2014
    I am planning to start a small snacks food business in Panvel. Pls suggest how to go about this, like licenses, policies, rules and regulations, the scope of business. Also how much capital is required ? I would really appreciate your help. Thank You.
  • RAVI KUMAR said on February 10, 2014
    Hi, I am interested in opening a small/medium size restaurant in/around Aundh area of Pune. Please let me have all relevant information. I am even ready for a joint venture with somebody who has knowledge in this field. Please email me at cherry.ravi@gmail.com Thank you
  • Dharmesh Rana said on February 16, 2014
    Hi, I am planning to start junk food business near bhayander to Palghar. Please advise what all permits and licenses be required to start business. Thank you. Dharmesh Rana
  • rupali lad said on February 18, 2014
    Hello, i need to start a small snacks center need to know the documents involved and minimum investments in this business please help me.
  • Bhakti said on March 12, 2014
    I want to start snacks business in pune like providing snacks item to supermarket etc.. plz suggest me some more ideas like this.
  • ganesh kamthe said on March 14, 2014
    hi i want to start a new concept fast food outlet what are the licenses required for me to open a fast food outlet. where can i get these licenses where is the office. i want to start my business in pune. what is the amount of money that is required for these licenses. i wont be keeping any one on job because i will be operating it by my self. kindly help me
  • yogesh latanekar said on March 21, 2014
    Hi. i want to start a namkeen manufacturing unit and also i want to launch a namkeen brand in the market.....please suggest the ways how exactly can i execute these things ,what capital will i be needing to start this.....like location of raw material ,machinery if it is required ,manpower how much will i need etc....my home town is Natepute Tal- Malshiras, Dist- Solapur
  • Amey said on April 3, 2014
    will you please suggest if i am going for business of snacks and namkeen products, what will be overall capital require(including set up of all machinery, branding of products, marketing, supply chain management etc). thank you!
  • Varsha said on April 10, 2014
    Hi i'm planning to open snacks corner near mulund station west pls let me know how much investment i need to make and what percentage of, profit i vl get from it.pls also give idea regarding licenses i vl be requiring to start. Thank you.
  • Sarika Bopardikar said on April 14, 2014
    HI. Can you please tell me the capital and license required to start a snack joint(may be maharashtrian menu)?
  • Nikhil Yengantwar said on April 15, 2014
    I want to open a poha manufacturing unit in my village which is located at Maharashtra, so i request you to pls give me the details about documents and permissions which is required for this business.........thank you...
  • npparpia said on April 15, 2014
    i would like to start a snack joint which specializes in guju snacks near zamim pallavaram - chennai
  • RITA said on April 22, 2014
    i want to start small fast food outlet at one of the navi mumbai railway station. please let me know from where i can get cook and what is the profit margin. my email address is rita.mithani@gmail.com
  • bhatt said on May 17, 2014
    Hi, i want to start a small snack shop in ahmedabad. please guide me that what would be the capital requirements and what legal formalities i have to do to get a license.
  • SHANKS said on June 11, 2014
    I WANT TO START THE NEW BUSINESS OF FAST FOOD AND RESTAURANT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT COULD BE THE EXPECTED INVESTMENT FOR THAT IN AHMEDABAD
  • avinash said on June 24, 2014
    I want to start misal pav business in nigdi, pine so please help me and tell me all legal procedure to start it.
  • vedanti sawant said on July 9, 2014
    I am interested to set food business of snacks like sandwich, chat items and other snacks. what will be the capital required for it in mumbai.
  • varsha motwani said on July 9, 2014
    hi I want to open snacks corner in mulund pls tell me how much investment I'll require. Nd pls tell me all the legal process to start it.
  • Nasim ahmad said on July 15, 2014
    Hi, I want to start the snacks food business in jharkhand location lohardaga please send detail
  • Mr.Dinesh Mendadkar said on July 16, 2014
    Hi, I am Dinesh. I want to start snacks food business likes VadaPav,Samosa,Dosas etc.I am a cook with 15years exp.and make anything in catering line. Is there any partner to do this business? I also have 250sft. residential space in local society at Diva - Thane. Is there any business idea for this indoor space? If anybody have some idea about this business or anybody have interest in the same pls.contact me immediately My email id is:dmendadkar1@gmail.com & contact no.is :9773003828.
  • Mr.Dinesh Mendadkar said on July 16, 2014
    Hi I have 250sft. residential space in local society at Diva - Thane. Is there any business idea for this indoor space? Or anybody have interest to do any business in collaboration with me, with this space? Pls. send your ideas to my Email id:dmendadkar1@gmail.com Or Mobile No:977 300 3828.Thank You
  • vikalp said on July 22, 2014
    hi, i want to open a small shop of farsan and namkeen in thane district, can u plz suggest me that what kind of license i need to apply for and what amount of funds i need to kept with me to start a business. my email id vikalp0907@gmail.com
  • Ravi Uttekar said on July 23, 2014
    hi, I want to open snacks shop of ready made packed snacks in Surat City, Gujarat .what i should take license and legal formality. plz guide me and how can i open it. how much i invest? how can i run it with my job? is it possible with job? plz send me some images of snacks shop by it i can develop my shop.My Email id is raviuttekar7388@gmail.com I hope you can guide as fast as you may. Thank you....
  • vivek said on July 28, 2014
    hi, i want to open a dosa center in mumbai. what i should take license and legal formality. and plz also tell me the BMC and Police interference. email id vivekrawool@gmail.com
  • Vijay Narula said on July 31, 2014
    i wish to enter the Namkeen industry in mumbai. i would like to know details like license Area of work machinery packaging all recipes n marketing. Thank you. My mobile no 8080006859
  • RISHI RACHH said on August 5, 2014
    Want to start the snacks corner in thane or kalyan, please help me out with the license required.
  • yogi said on August 12, 2014
    Hi, i want to start the fast food snacks coat in delhi/ncr please guide me for legal formality. Thank you.

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