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We are reinventing the ice cream truck.  We are bringing delicious treats in a fun, mobile experience, filled with gratitude.
We are reinventing the ice cream truck. We are bringing delicious treats in a fun, mobile experience, filled with gratitude.
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We are taking the 'I Scream' out of the Ice Cream Truck
We are taking the 'I Scream' out of the Ice Cream Truck

Grateful Sons is reinventing the ice cream truck.

What happened to the ice cream truck?

What used to be the symbol of American childhood, has devolved to a shady truck serving sugar sticks.

We are flipping the current reality on its head.

We are bringing the latest in delicious, better-for-you, treats to you and your family, in a fun, mobile experience filled with gratitude.

We are applying the latest in food trends, modern technology, and a new approach to the entire experience, in an attempt to leave you and your family thankful for the entire experience.

 

We have studied every aspect of the current ice cream truck experience, and have innovated on every pain point currently felt by parents and children

See the difference?
See the difference?

We envision a day when a fleet of Grateful Sons trucks is impacting families across the world, but it all starts with one.  It all starts with you.

The funds from our Kickstarter will help enable us to buy our first truck.  And while that is just the start, it is only with the support of the communities we hope to serve that we will bring this vision to life.

Our grand vision is to change the story of your community, by making the Grateful Sons truck the conduit to new memories, new and new habits of gratitude for families and friends.

 

Risks and challenges

Challenges, what challenges?

While we certainly believe we are solving a need for families and children, we recognize the world may not be ready for a re-invented ice cream truck.

Our single biggest challenge will be funding, designing, and creating a truck which will bring our vision to life in a way which fulfills our vision.

Additionally, ensuring we can source the best in delicious, and better-for-you products will take a deep industry knowledge to stay on top of the latest innovation.

Finally, activating in our local markets will be a challenge. This is a new idea, new brand, new concept. We will be tasked with educating our customers about who we are, and what makes us different, and better.

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    Personalized Letter

    Our mascot Jimmy will write a person of your choice a personalized "thank you" to be delivered via mail or email

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    First One Is On Us

    Your first Grateful Sons treat is on us. Bring confirmation of your contribution and select any treat of your choice!

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    First Two On Us

    Why have 1, when you can have 2. Your first two Grateful Sons treats are on us with proof of confirmation of your contribution.

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    Personalized Phone Call

    Grateful Sons founders will call a person of your choice to thank them for a reason of your choice.

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    Grateful Sons Stickers!

    Two really awesome stickers that you can use to place anywhere you would like.

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    Grateful Bracelet

    Awesome rubber bracelet to remember how great you were for giving to this Kickstarter!

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    Frisbee!

    A sweet Grateful Sons Frisbee

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    Booster Pack

    Grateful Sons Stickers (2), & 1 Grateful Sons T-Shirt

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    Nominate food for trucks!

    Nominate a delicious treat to be carried on the Grateful Sons trucks!

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    Grateful Party @ Your Place

    Be the talk of the neighborhood!

    The GS truck will show up in your driveway, and treat you and 5 of your friends to a GS treat!

    Must be within 75 miles of Cincinnati, OH.

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    Booster PLUS!

    Grateful Sons Stickers (4), & 2 Grateful Sons T-Shirts, Grateful Sons Coffee Mug

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    Be a taste tester!

    Come to the Nominated Brand Tasting to judge which brands will be featured in the truck

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    Thankful - Memorialized!

    Put your name or what you are thankful for on the side of our first truck!

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    We need a truck driver!

    Put your name (or the name of someone you love) in the hat to be the first "Operator" of the Grateful Sons Truck (all candidates will be interviewed and background checked)

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    Gold Booster!

    Grateful Sons Stickers (4), & 2 Grateful Sons T-Shirts, Grateful Sons Coffee Mug, & Your "incident of gratitude" on the vehicle

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    Dinner with the founders

    Dinner with the founders of Grateful Sons to discuss anything that you would like. (Must be in the greater Cincinnati area)

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    Non-profit Sponsor!

    Sponsor a ice cream party for a non-profit of your choice (within 100 miles of Cincinnati)

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    Name our first feature!

    Name our first month's featured treat (must be kid friendly and approved by founders)

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    "Own" the truck for half a day

    You or your child "owns" the truck for a half-day. You tell us where to go and what to do.

    Also, Grateful Sons Stickers (4), & Grateful Sons T-Shirts (4), Grateful Sons Coffee Mug (4), & Your "incident of gratitude" on the vehicle, and a whole bunch of ice cream.

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    "Own" the truck for A DAY

    You or your child "owns" the truck for a day. You tell us where to go and what to do.

    Also, Grateful Sons Stickers (4), & Grateful Sons T-Shirts (4), Grateful Sons Coffee Mug (4), & Your "incident of gratitude" on the vehicle, and a whole bunch of ice cream.

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Funding period

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