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WhipOut! is a new, state-of-the-art, BIODIESEL food truck serving artisan American comfort food with speed and deliciousness! Read more

Berkeley, CA Food
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WhipOut! is a new, state-of-the-art, BIODIESEL food truck serving artisan American comfort food with speed and deliciousness!

Berkeley, CA Food
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ME:

My name is Rob John.  I was a public school teacher for 20 years, and I loved my job.  I found my niche in first grade, and I taught that for the last thirteen years.  However, I've always had the itch to be self-employed in some sort of food establishment.  About a year and a half ago, I decided to call it quits to teaching and start my business.

FOOD:

My food truck, WhipOut!, has been quite an evolution from my original thoughts about starting a business.  I began by writing a business plan and studying the food truck industry.  I had a pretty clear idea of what I wanted to produce...delicious American comfort food, but ramped up.  I hired two very talented, key people, a chef and a graphic artist.

We'll smoke our meats and cheese, and all of our delicious pickles and sauces will be truck made as well.  The chef has taken my concepts to an artisan level making our fare over-the-top YUM!

WhipOut! Slider: House B&B Pickle, Special Sauce, Butter Lettuce, Brioche
WhipOut! Slider: House B&B Pickle, Special Sauce, Butter Lettuce, Brioche
Chicken Slider: Cold Smoked, Hot Sauce, Celery & Carrot Slaw
Chicken Slider: Cold Smoked, Hot Sauce, Celery & Carrot Slaw
Split Pea Slider: Brown Rice, Arugula
Split Pea Slider: Brown Rice, Arugula
Meatloaf Slider: Beef, Pork, & Chicken, House Dill Pickle & Ketchup
Meatloaf Slider: Beef, Pork, & Chicken, House Dill Pickle & Ketchup
Pulled Pork Slider: It Needs No Comment
Pulled Pork Slider: It Needs No Comment

These are just a few of the many delectable sliders we have in store for our customers.  Specials and desserts, as well as small brew root beer, lemonade and sweet tea will round out our fare.

Kevin and Kate are the names of my whippets.  They were the inspiration for the graphics and the name WhipOut!  Speed is the message.  I want to get our food out very quickly while maintaining excellence.  The graphic artist has portrayed that with cuteness and whimsy.

Kevin & Kate
Kevin & Kate


TRUCK:

It's been a long road so far, and I'm almost there.  I've gotten a great diesel step van with an 18' cargo area, perfect for a mobile kitchen.  My truck is being outfitted with a griddle, stove top, oven, fryers, and a smoker large enough to hold a small pig.

WhipOut! truck in production!
WhipOut! truck in production!


GREEN:

One of the greatest features of this truck is that it has a diesel engine.  I can recycle my fryer oil and run on cleaner burning, renewable, sustainable bio-diesel.  Here in Berkeley, we have a bio-diesel station that sells B99.9 grade.  The number next to the B is the percent of bio-diesel, and the rest is petroleum diesel.  So, be careful of signs that just say "Bio-Diesel" when they may be selling B5 or B50.  I'm committed to running my business in the most environmentally friendly way possible.  http://biofueloasis.com/


YOU:

As with any new business, there are seemingly endless and costly bells and whistles.  With a food truck, I think there are more.  I have to provide my own power and plumbing systems on top of everything else.  That's why I've come to KICKSTARTER.

I've been very careful to keep the integrity of my plan, but now I need some help.  Your donation will provide me with funds to carry forward and finish my truck.

  • GENERATOR
  • VINYL WRAP
  • POINT OF SALE SYSTEM
  • VIDEO MONITORS
  • SLICER & MEAT GRINDER
  • SMALL APPLIANCES
  • PERMITS & INSURANCE

THANK YOU:

I want to thank you for taking the time to check out my project.  Be sure to watch my video as well.  I look forward to rewarding your generous donation!

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    We'll send you a virtual big hug and a high five, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site!

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    $25 reward

    13 backers

    You'll receive vouchers for two delicious sliders, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site!

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    $50 reward

    12 backers

    You'll get your choice of a cool WhipOut! hat OR a stylin' WhipOut! tee shirt, vouchers for two delicious sliders, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site!

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    $75 reward

    3 backers

    You'll get your choice of a cool WhipOut! hat OR a stylin' WhipOut! tee shirt, vouchers for six delicious sliders, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site!

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    7 backers

    You'll get a cool WhipOut! hat AND a stylin' WhipOut! tee shirt, vouchers for six delicious sliders, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site!

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    $150 reward

    1 backer

    WhipOut! will come to your location for Movie Night. We'll project your movie choice from our video monitors and provide tasty treats for ten as well. We'll also add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site! This is for two hours, but more time is negotiable. Sixty days advance notice is required.

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    $250 reward

    2 backers

    You'll get a cool WhipOut! hat AND a stylin' WhipOut! tee shirt, enough vouchers to enjoy two sliders per month for a year, a jar of our truck made dill pickles, a jar of our truck made sweet pickles, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site!

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    $500 reward

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    WhipOut! will cater a party of up to 20 people (2 sliders, 1 side) within a fifty mile radius pending permits. You'll also get a cool WhipOut! hat and a stylin' WhipOut! tee shirt, a jar of our truck made dill pickles, a jar of our truck made sweet pickles, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site! Ninety days advance notice is required.

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    WhipOut! will cater a party of up to 50 people (2 sliders, 1 side) within a fifty mile radius pending permits. You'll also get 2 cool WhipOut! hats and 2 stylin' WhipOut! tee shirts, 2 jars of our truck made dill pickles, 2 jars of our truck made sweet pickles, and we'll add your name to the "Donors" page of our web site! Ninety days advance notice is required.

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