Food trucks (mobile restaurants) are really gaining steam. There are hundreds here in Los Angeles and easily that many across the United States. It seems (at least here in LA) that most food trucks are a mashup of two different types of cuisines (i.e. Korean/Mexican, Chinese/Cuban, British/Brazilian), but I’ve often felt that these trucks should just be a way to bring good quality food to the masses and that they don’t have to follow any specific trend.
That brings us to Cripple Creek Barbecue, a unique BBQ Sauce company out of Colorado. They have a “strong belief in sustainability and environmental awareness. They not only try to please their customers, but try to please the planet as well.” I’ve known co-founder John Lynch from afar (only know him through twitter and facebook), for a little while now and have come to respect his passion for BBQ and his love for his BBQ sauce company.
They are using kickstarter to fund their project: A BBQ Food Truck. Kickstarter is a great way for entrepreneurs to get funding for their dreams (be them big or small). The beauty is that potential investors can invest as little as five dollars or as much as thousands of dollars, but you don’t actually have to pay unless the project gets fully funded. I would imagine you’d be investing hoping that a project becomes a reality, but really the risk is only if everyone believes in them.
Check out this link to see Cripple Creek Barbecue’s kickstarter page They are currently at $ 1,000 with their overall goal of getting to $ 12,000 (their funding period ends April 29th). The perfect thing is, you can invest as little as $ 5.00 or as much as $ 2,000.00. You’ll note there are great CCB swag that you get with each monetary level you hit.
Here’s some insight into their proposed menu
Menu ideas will include:
Pulled Pork Breakfast Burritos
Braised Pork Belly “BLT’s”
Brisket or Pulled Chicken Philly’s
Pulled Brisket sliders
Here’s additional information about their company and their goals with the truck:
“Cripple Creek Barbeque is a company built on the idea of sustainable foods with sustainable practices. We only use meats sourced in our area. Our beef comes from Colorado’s Best Beef and our pork comes from Longs Family Farms, both are locally raised, all natural meats. Our produce will be sourced locally when in season and sustainable all year long. By using these local farmers, we help keep our community healthy financially and physically. Studies have shown that the closer you are to your food source, the better the food is for you.
Now by serving Barbeque it by no means limits us to the pulled meat sandwiches and ribs normally associated with Barbeque. All breads will come from Baker’s Way, a local all natural artisan bakery. The support we receive from our Kickstarter supporters will go for a myriad of things we need to get rolling. Firstly, a $5000 down payment will go for the truck being design by local food truck builder. Next we will need $1000-$2000 for permits, licenses and business insurance for the cities in which we will be operating. Each city has different regulations we need to abide by. Then we will need $1500-$2000 for operating expenses for the truck, gas, insurance, maintenance costs, and raw food items. Finally 10% goes to Kickstarter and Amazon for administration fees. 5% for each.”
Sounds like a well thought out plan and well worth putting a little seed money towards. If you’re interested, here is additional ways to contact them: