Going from lil cart boy on the streets to full size GrilledCheezGuy megafoodietron truck that could serve winning, all the cheesy time.
A semi-long time ago, in a kitchen far, far, away.
A grilled cheese master was born and forever changed the course of history for the Grilled Cheese Sandwich and America. After mastering the arts and going on to win 7 national trophies at the Grilled Cheese Invitational, he borught his talents to the streets of Oakland to share with the masses. 2 years later we are now serving people all over the bay area and have not slowed down. The only problem is that I truly can't keep up with the business without some help from the very America that made me who I am today. If we are successful with this project, then we know that you believe in us just as much as we believe in ourselves and we can finally go out and get a truck and be who we were destined to be. Your GrilledCheezGuy's forever!
33K is a very big goal but don't stop there my fans! If we reach higher numbers I will not only crap my pants in shock and excitement, I will also promise we meet certain promises to you all. At 40K we will install a Price is Right style putt putt course where I will come out and Bob Barker style give away food/prizes to random fans. At 50K we promise to get a pinball machine installed into the truck. At 100K we promise to take our new truck on the road and visit as many major cities as we have so that everyone in America has a chance to try our sandwich.
The timing for this project could not be more key. Right now as I speak there is another....grilled cheeser...that is trying to melt the minds of the bay area grilled cheese fans and one day soon you! Help us to get ourselves off the ground so that we can be your winning alternative on the streets!
It has been a long and crazy road from my little side business to hopefully becoming my full time biz that I can grow and also help give back to our community with. As a man who cares about volunteering and giving back, we want to give 1% of all food sales to the Alameda County Food Bank b/c that is the county where we started and they are the people that are making a difference there. So if you have ever had us, please consider donating to us and giving up one actual meal with us so that you can ensure we are a permanent establishment for you in the future. If you have not had us, please donate to our Kickstater in hopes that you might come visit the bay area and try America's best grilled cheese, or one day we might visit you.
I can not thank you enough for sharing, liking, donating, and supporting us in everyway you have and I hope that when these 60 days are over, you have made my cheesy dream come true and I can become your darling GrilledCheezGuy Truck and serve you happiness everyday!
With all my cheesy heart,
HELP KICKSTART US TODAY! STARTS SEPT 21st and ends NOV 21st!
PS - Why 33K? Well I was going to do 30 because it is my current age and this is the life changing moment at a very big year. But then I realized that I play 33 in roulette every time so I felt this too was a gamble and hoped my lucky number would come through! (It also technically covers the extra fees they take from 30K......get it?)
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The risks and challenges are great and, if not, the greatest they have ever been for me as GrilledCheezGuy. The grilled cheese trend has been on a rise and a certain "Melt"y sandwich has started to go from a chain to food truck right on the very day I got my kickstarter project approved. And in the same town! The challenge will be to make sure I can uphold my niche and clientele and continue to expand my business as GrilledCheezGuy but always strive to be novel and different from the status quo from whatever field we are in. We will be able to do this with our recipes in the food truck and concepts like Behind the Cart and would the food truck brings for us. Legislation and the process of getting a truck will also be somewhat challenging but I also have many good friends in the business that have always offered help and support when the time came. I promise to overcome all things and share my struggle so others can learn at the same time since my backers helped me get there and might be curious!
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 21, 2012.
Sep 22, 2012 - Nov 21, 2012 (60 days)
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Get a GrilledCheezGuy sticker! "Put a Brick on It" sticker! Brick your computer, brick your car, brick your cat! Just show it off wherever you want proudly!Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
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Get a sticker and an autographed copy of our nationally winning recipe so you can make it at home! A collector's item!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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T FOR ME! Throw down $25 and get a "GrilleCheezGuy" T-shirt, the recipe, and the sticker! This makes you a fan no matter where you go!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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25 for 25 Pledge 25 dollars now and get a 25 bucks in grilledcheezguy goods when we open!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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PICKLE PACKET PACKAGE Want to make our winning spicy pickle recipe at home? Then get this reward and we will send you a pre-made bag of our secret pickle recipe that is enough to make 5 lbs of pickles at home! We will include the instructions on how we prep them so you can have the exact same pickle recipe everyone is enjoying in the bay area….anywhere you are!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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NET THANKS Throw down $50 and get a "GrilleCheezGuy" T-shirt, the recipe, and the sticker! You will also be part of our permanent thank you page that will be artistically designed and eternally saved so that all can know you were a big help in making us happen!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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1 backer Limited (299 of 300 left)
GAMA-GO DESIGNED AUTOGRAPHED POSTER The smoking grilled cheese guy was specially designed by the staff at GAMA-GO in SF for me and I could not be more honored to have it. Now you can have a rare, limited edition GAMA-GO design that is autographed by the big cheese himself. The print will be poster size and autographed by myself to make each one special!Estimated delivery: May 2013
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50 for 50. Pledge 50 dollars now and get a 50 dollar gift certificate when the truck hits the streets! You can't beat that!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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THE WORKS Throw down $100 and get 4 LINE CUTTERS, 2 FREE COMBOS, a "GrilleCheezGuy" T-shirt, the recipe, the sticker, and the net thanks!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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4 backers Limited (46 of 50 left)
PRIVATE PARTY! If you are in the bay area then we will come over to your house and teach you our secrets and serve you and 9 other friends a grilled cheese dinner! We will bring the supplies, you bring the hunger!Estimated delivery: Jan 2014
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FREE SIDE DISH FOR A YEAR Pledge at this level and recieve a card that gives you a free side order with every grilled cheese purchase. Enjoy a grilled peach or some fried pickles or a soup shot on us everytime!Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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UNDERGROUND DINNER + LINE CUT This unique prize includes 2 tickets to any upcoming Behind the Cart event in the next three years. Behind the Cart is a series of meals that take place at a unique location and always focus on the stories of the chefs behind the carts. You also get 10 LINE CUTTER passes for you and your friends to come out and eat an entire meal with us at any public street food event. Come enjoy our food in both ways with tickets to both Behind the Cart and GrilledCheezGuy!Estimated delivery: Dec 2016
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SECRET PACKAGE We aren't shy about our winning recipe and have always shared it with our fans. Some of our fans unfortunately live far away in other parts of America and I want to share the original recipe with you too! So at $500, we will ship to you the following contents so you can enjoy America's most winning grilled cheese sandwich. One brick. (autographed) 1-2 Acme pain au levain (fresh) 1 block of XXXXXXX Cheese 1 block of XXXXXXX Cheese 1-2 packages of XXXXXX Cheese 1 package of XXXXXXXX European style salted butter. 1 jar of our famously spicy dill pickles.Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
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THE BIG CHEESES If you come in at this level we consider you a pretty big cheese and will bestow your name on the thank you part of our truck and you shall be forever grilled into history. Not only this but you will receive 10 LINE CUTTER passes that allow you to skip the line and get a free soup/sandwich/pickle combo at any of our public events! (You can try and crash our private ones if you can find us) We can't thank you enough and look forward to you walking up to the front of our truck in pride because you know you supported us, and also know everyone in line hates you right then. *If two line cutters show up at the same time to cut the line, the person who goes first will be decided by putt putt golf (if we reach that goal) or rock scissors paper on the spot (if we do not reach that goal)Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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RIDE OR DIE Instead of having your name on the truck, how about having you ride alongside and enjoy a day as a fellow GrilledCheezGuy or Gal. We will give you the current T-shirt being rocked and let you become one of us bricking sammies left and right and smiling and waving at all the customers you helped us earn. The day includes as many grilled cheeses and breaks as you need. Must come to us and work, we do not come to you.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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TRUCK STOP Once the truck is on the streets and ready to serve. We will show up at your house, party, place of interest and serve up to 50 people and personally thank you all for supporting us. So round up the troops and see if you can all pitch in for a local party to help raise us the money for a future cheesy party in your honor. This one is only good for our bay area fans unfortunately. Although if America really believes in us and we get over 100K then we hope to go on a tour of the US of A. (Delivery date means up to that date!)Estimated delivery: Dec 2015
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PARTY IN THE USA! I will fly anywhere in the continental United States and show up and be a guest chef at your party serving up to 100 people my finest sammy, my biggest and bestest pickles, and a boatload of GrilledCheezGuy good times. Reward does not include cost of stay in your town. Depending if we are cool or not, I am willing to sleep on the couch/bed. There is such a thing as breakfast grilled cheese for the hung over peoples.Estimated delivery: Dec 2014
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INTERNATIONAL SENSATION/CHALLENGE I will jetset anywhere in this world you want to have me and serve up my sammies for a party or throwdown with your country's finest challenger in an international arena. Basically I will show and cook up a storm however you desire for this big reward. Will someone from one of the more cheesy countries call me out like France or Japan? (I just really wanna go to Japan) This reward includes me flying myself out to you and delivering my required goods (cheese, bread, etc) needed to serve you pending any government or legal issues with you government in doing this. Includes serving for up to 100 people at one event of your choice.Estimated delivery: May 2013