Funded! This project was successfully funded on May 4, 2011.


The Grilled Cheese Bus is the Triangle's newest food truck sensation. Powered by Community, Fueled by YUM!

It's a grilled cheese restaurant on wheels, it's a youth job training program, it's a vehicle that supports the local economy and local food producers... it's The Grilled Cheese Bus! We're powered by community and fueled by YUM! The Grilled Cheese Bus is partnering with in an experiment in social entrepreneurship.


The Grilled Cheese Bus will serve up delicious grilled cheese sandwiches in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill). We will use biodegradable paper, locally-sourced ingredients, and a bus that runs on biodiesel. Our youth jobs program will employ young change-makers and teach culinary, food service, and entrepreneurial skills through working on the bus, in the kitchen, and in the office. We will also teach financial literacy, Web 2.0, and marketing through a series of workshops combined with hands on experience. 

The Grilled Cheese Bus is a creative project that values people, the planet, and brings in profits that go to support projects that help the community. If you're someone who values young people, who loves good food, and who loves to support creative projects, then consider supporting this endeavor to get us on the road!


In order to get this show in the road, we need start-up capital. Your investment will go to the following:

(1) purchasing the bus

(2) getting the bus in tip-top, road ready, sandwich grillin' shape

(3) our kitchen equipment- grill, pots, pans, spatulas etc.

With your pledge, you take an active part in getting this project off the ground, bringing yummy sandwiches to people around the Triangle, and giving good green jobs to young future leaders.

Kickstarter is all or nothing. Your pledge will only go through if we reach our goal of $8,000, so you don't have to worry about giving funds to a project that only raises half of it's goal. Plus, when we DO reach our goal, you'll get an awesome gift at whatever level you pledged!

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    59 backers

    A free grilled cheese sandwich, an I <3 Grilled Cheese bumper sticker, and a thank you on our website!

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    53 backers

    All $10 level gifts, PLUS a coupon book for $25 OR a signed picture of the Grilled Cheese Bus team!

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    16 backers

    All $25 level gifts PLUS a collection of grilled cheese recipes AND a handmade organic cotton lunch bag!

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    15 backers

    All $50 level gifts, PLUS a “YOUR NAME <3’s Grilled Cheese” sticker on the back of the bus AND an album from the Grammy award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops OR an autographed book about civil rights history from author Tim Tyson or Paul Ortiz!

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    5 backers

    All $100 level gifts plus 2 VIP tickets to our summer Grilled Cheese Bus party!

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    All $250 level gifts, PLUS a catered event or party for you and 50 of your closest friends!

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