There’s a reason professional cooks prefer cooking with gas. Actually, there are a lot of reasons, but the main benefit of cooking with gas is the high heat combined with precision control that you just can’t get with any other cooking method.
It’s true whether you’re a grill cook turning out big quantities of burgers for a lunch crowd or a five-star gourmet chef. You need that control to deliver consistent quality for your guests. So why would you sacrifice that just because you’re cooking out of a truck?
Food trucks today are turning out all kinds of fantastic food, not just sandwiches and tacos. Plenty of the best restaurants got their start serving food from a truck, and they are often ground-zero for new food trends. Our commercial propane service makes it all possible.
Compared to cooking with electricity, propane heats quickly and burns cleanly, and costs on average 2.5 times less per Btu than electricity, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. It’s also extremely safe, with a very narrow range of flammability.
You also get more consistent power: with an EV food truck and electric cooking equipment operating on a battery, you’ll slowly lose power. With a propane cylinder, you’ll get 100% power until the tank is empty.
Another benefit of propane: you can park your food truck anywhere (or, anywhere it’s legal!) while with an electric-powered cooking setup, you need to be close to a plug or worry about battery drain.
When you do need to refuel, it’s easy to swap in a new propane cylinder. It takes only a few minutes. Our propane cylinder exchange program makes it easy to capitalize on all these benefits.
The team at Thomas Bros. will evaluate your business’s needs for commercial propane cylinders and give you a quote for a customized cylinder exchange program. With our no-charge lease program, we can set you up with a sturdy, safe storage cage for your cylinders, and we will thoroughly train your employees in the safe handling of propane cylinders. You’ll get the cylinders you need, when you need them.
Wondering how long a tank will last? Of course, it depends on a variety of factors: you may be using your propane to heat water for washing hands and pots and pans as well as cooking. But as a general guide, consider that a standard 20-pound portable propane tank should last about 18 to 20 hours. That’s the size most people use for a full-size patio grill. For your food truck, you can opt for a 30- or 40-pound cylinder that are commonly used for water heating and cooking in an RV.
There’s a reason all kinds of businesses across North Carolina and southern Virginia rely on the experts at Thomas Bros. for commercial propane cylinder exchange services. Let us put that experience to work for you.
Contact us today to learn about how our commercial propane services can help your food truck or catering business!