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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 17 2013 9:07 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 17, 2013

The Flying Falafel Food Truck

After 6 years in the biz, we need your help to build an epic falafel and hummus truck at your service 7-days-a-week.

The Flying Falafel Food Truck

After 6 years in the biz, we need your help to build an epic falafel and hummus truck at your service 7-days-a-week.

$1,869
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, July 17 2013 9:07 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated July 17, 2013

About

When falafels leave the nest
In 2007, I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Neuroscience. My parents were so proud that they almost disowned me when I told them these six simple words: I want to serve amazing falafel.

6 months later, The Flying Falafel was born with 3 awesome flavors: organic sesame, spicy, and parsley. 

(And, after a taste, my mom and dad even pitched in to help.)

My relationship with falafel
If you've met me, you know I'm serious about my falafel. In fact, I turn into a Jewish mother and make you try some. I can't help it, it was my favorite food as a kid and when it's made right, it's heaven.

Why Kickstarter?
Right now, our team rents a commercial kitchen and sells at select farmer's markets but we want to make our falafel available 7 days a week for everyone who's hungry for it. We need your help to make this happen, to launch a full-time epic falafel and hummus truck that will make people fall in love with falafel. 

Kickstarter is great because it enables a project to be a community effort - something bottom-up instead of top-down. If there's enough support, our truck will be out there dishing out falafel and hummus to the masses of the S. Bay and Peninsula.

The Menu
Whole wheat pita bread baked daily.
3 falafel flavors: organic sesame, spicy, and parsley.
9 toppings and 3 sauces
Hummus galore
Tabbouleh & dolmas
Cinnamon Baklava

Where will your contributions be going?
100% of your contributions will go building an amazing food truck, equipped with:

1. One 74X40 w/ sliding glass windows, SCREENS and 16” LIGHTED MARQUEES.

2. 12×60 STAINLESS STEEL counter outside window. (NSF)

3. 125A breaker box, 110V with STEEL COMMERCIAL electrical outlets, 220 V inlet for exterior power source.

4. All ALUMINUM interior walls (not cheap melamine “wood”) 1” whole 5. truck insulated.

5. Rear entrance door with screen window.

6. Diamond plated metal floor, with DRAIN for easy cleaning.

7. 13,500 BTU roof Air Conditioner MODIFIED vent for better cold air flow (only Concession Nation own this feature).

8. TWO 4’ fluorescent light.

9. 3 stainless steel compartment sink w/ drain boards (NSF), hand washer and CUTTING board.

10. P.E.X plumbing (NSF) with automatic water pump and back flow preventer. (Only Concession Nation has this upgrade).

11. 35 G fresh water and 50 G waste water tank.

12. Endless LP water heater, soap and towel dispenser. 

13. ABC category fire extinguisher.

14. 30” of STEEL cabinets

15. 1” Propane lines with shut off valves on each appliance.

16. 130 lbs horizontal LP tank w/ LEVEL GAUGE indicator and regulator.

17. 7’ Stainless STEEL Exhaust Hood w/ STAINLESS Steel wall covers.

18. High speed Centrifugal up blast Exhaust Fan W/ speed control made for grease extraction.

19. 24″ Griddle (NSF) LP.***

20. 12″ Radiant broiler (NSF) LP.***

21. 24″ oven with 4 burners (NSF) LP. ***

22. 40 lbs deep fryer (NSF) LP. ***

23. Two holes steam table (nsf)

24. 19 cu ft Refrigerator stainless steel.

25. 7.2 cu ft CHEST FREEZER. (NSF) .

26. Sandwich prep unit (NSF) 6.2 cu ft

27. All CHROME fire suppression system.

28. 72”x24” WORK TABLE ALL (NSF)

29. TWO Exterior lights.

30. Exterior speakers (all weather)

31. 6.5 W “ONAN” generator with Automatic Transfer Switch.

Contributions & Rewards
$1 – Thank you! You are the tahini sauce that brings it all together.
$10 – Get a Flying Falafel bumper sticker to show the world your love of.. bumper stickers.
$25 – Get a Flying Falafel t-shirt designed exclusively for contributors. Your Facebook friends will unfriend you out of jealousy.
$50 – Exclusive Flying Falafel t-shirt + 4 Falafel Pockets. Share with friends or people you need to bribe.
$100 – 2 passes to attend our private cooking class, where you'll learn to bake authentic pita bread and make hummus from scratch. Bring a friend or someone who you secretly have a crush on but won't tell.
$250 – Exclusive Flying Falafel t-shirt + 4 Falafel Pockets + 4 passes to our private pita-baking class. Bring your date AND her parents.

$500 - We'll cater an in-house event for 25 of your favorite people. If you don't have 25 friends, there's always Craigslist.
$1,000 – Exclusive Flying Falafel t-shirt + 4 private cooking class passes + your name will join our Contributors List proudly displayed on the side design of the truck itself. Unless your name is Justin Bieber.
$5,000 – Everything above plus we'll cater an epic party for up to 500 people, Great Gatsby style.


www.FlyingFalafel.com

Risks and challenges

Running a food truck is not all glamour. It involves obtaining permits, securing routes and parking locations, and attracting followers. It also requires adapting to weather changes and fluctuations in market demand. But these challenges aren't new to The Flying Falafel since we've been a mobile food business since the beginning.
We have a network of companies and event coordinators that are familiar with our food already and would love to see a Flying Falafel food truck. We're also planning to maintain a strong online presence via Facebook and Twitter.

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Funding period

- (30 days)