Temporary Food Service Operator Program:

Street Eats Limited was founded on July 25, 2000 as an affiliate of Best Vendors Management, Inc., the leading vending management company in the country. Street Eats’ Temporary Food Service Operator (TFSO) program places and manages food operators at national retail home improvement locations. Street Eats manages more than 600 food operators nationwide. This allows our clients the ability to provide their customers and associates with an alternative dining option.

The independent operators in the program have the opportunity to be located at prime retail locations. Street Eats will work to match potential operators with approved client locations. In the TFSO Program, the operators maintain their independence as small business owners while working within Street Eats guidelines.

Operator Requirements

Each applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Applicants must be knowledgeable and have at least two years of experience in the operation of a food service unit and the business of dispensing products to be sold from that equipment.
  2. Applicant must realize and accept responsibility for the overall costs and/or policies associated with installing and operating a food service business, including but not limited to:
    • Product and employee costs
    • Equipment costs
    • Licensing and permit fees, including federal, state, and local
    • Electrical or plumbing modifications at the location as required by the local rules and regulations
    • Food service unit owner, family members, and/or employees cannot currently be employed where the food service unit is placed and operating.

Application Process

  1. Complete the TFSO application and mail to Street Eats:

Street Eats Limited
TFSO Program
4150 Olson Memorial Highway Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55422

  1. Application received, screened and acknowledgment postcard sent
  2. Operator informed if and when a location in area becomes available

The application process may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks.

Fees, Insurance, Permits & Licenses

A flat monthly fee is charged for each location. A security deposit equal to two months of fees is also required.

Liability insurance is required

It may be beneficial for applicants to do some preliminary research before beginning the application process. Check with local municipalities and regulatory agencies to identify what is required or allowed to operate a food unit.

The following list constitutes some of the licenses and permits that may be necessary:

  • Business License
  • State/City/County Licenses
  • Health Department
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Fire Marshall

Contact Us

Toll Free #: 1-866-787-3287

E-mail: streeteats@bestvendors.com

To apply, please click here.