So the bigger we get the more i think diversifying each account is best. By this i mean
If you have ice cream and snacks and drinks in one location, hire a full time ice cream guy, a full time snack, and a full time drink guy.
Lets see to start you need to think big. There was no way i was going to be able to outfit a van to carry ice cold ice cream, chips, pastries, and drinks in 115f heat. Its too expensive. I think its easier having different routes within routes. I have an ice cream guy who does 28 spots which ALL have snack machines that some get serviced daily. The ice cream sells less ofcourse. But its been super efficient. The snack guys just worry about maybe 30 types of chips that are all dry snacks. They also check the ice cream machines when they get to those places to fix any jams or add escrow. We are looking at a contract that requires 75 drink machines, 105 snack, and 35 ice cream. Im thinking of having drinks just for other drivers as well. So a place that has a drink and snack machine may get serviced monday for snacks and thursday for drinks....but they wont go empty. Has anyone done this? Have guys just do 1 vending type route? I think in the long run prekitting, servicing, etc gets optimized. Why? A place that would get serviced 1x per week can now be physically checked 2x a week. Just in jam avoidance youd make alot more. How easier is it having a box truck only with drinks, or snacks etc. Plus they do alot of places. Right now a girl driver we have does 12 to 18 spots per day (snack only) and shes there from 8am to like 4. Thats without prekitting yet.