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We have a truck with wheels. It needs an engine and all the fancy stuff. This is where you come in!
We have a truck with wheels. It needs an engine and all the fancy stuff. This is where you come in!
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We are starting the first Cajun, Puerto Rican Food Truck in Oklahoma City, possibly the WORLD! LOL.  We are seeking funding to replace the engine (I hear rocket engines are against OKC code, so we'll stick with a regular one) and cut a few windows in as well as install the plumbing and electrical.

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We have secured a truck to use and have joined the Oklahoma Restaurant Association.  We have the capital to cover our business licenses and permits, however there are still some improvements that we need to make to the truck to make it AWESOME! (ok, to make it to code) We will use the money we raise to improve the interior of the truck, and if there is anything left over, we will use it to buy equipment that is still needed.  During this time we will post pictures on our website of our progress.

You will get to see this old FedEx truck turn into a rolling gourmet restaurant, and you will be able to tell your friends as you see it rolling through the streets of OKC, "I helped make that truck possible."

Once we start the truck, we hope to give cooking classes on a regular basis as well as be advocates for local businesses and helping agencies in our community. 

Every dollar is important and we thank you so very much for dreaming with us.

Our Kick Starter Goal is 7,500.00. (Motor and Decorations) Our Stretch Goal is $20,000 which will allow us to purchase extra equipment and have capital to help with other purchases and expenses.

Risks and challenges

The challenge lies in the expertise needed to do some of the work. For example, making sure the plumbing and electrical are at and above code. Also, the replacement of the engine and making sure we can actually be mobile.
The way we will overcome these challenges is (with the help of your donation) hiring professionals to perform the tasks that we are unable to.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    You will receive a La Gumbo Ya Ya post card, featuring original art that will cover our truck.

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    A voucher for a meal when we roll out and many thanks.

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    A voucher for lunch or dinner for 2 from the truck.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    You will receive an official La Gumbo Ya Ya Mardi Gras doubloon which will give you lagniappe (lil something extra) each time you visit the truck.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    La Gumbo Ya Ya Koozie. Good for a free soda whenever you visit the truck. Excludes specialty drinks.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    You will get an official La Gumbo Ya Ya T-Shirt and a doubloon. If you are wearing official La Gumbo Ya Ya gear you receive VIP treatment at the truck and do not have to wait in line. Plus you get the doubloon that gives you the lagniappe.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    An invitation for 2 to our exclusive Pre-Launch party and enjoy Food, Drinks, and Entertainment.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    ADVERTISE: Internet ad on our website Menu Page. All of 2013. Ads must be approved.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    2 doubloons, 2 Tshirts, a postcard, and your name listed on our website as a sponsor.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You will get 2 T-shirts as well as a cooking class for 2 on the truck. (In Oklahoma City)

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    ADVERTISE: Get your business advertised on our menu board for a whole year. Every costumer will see your business each time they visit our truck.
    (1 year will start at grand opening) Ads must be approved.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    2 doubloons, 2 Tshirts, a postcard, a sticker,and your name listed on our truck as an official member of the La Gumbo Ya Ya Krewe 2013. Krewe benefits include: VIP status at the truck and your name printed on the truck, you will also be listed on our website as a Sponsor.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    A party for 25 of your closest friends in your home catered by La Gumbo Ya Ya. You will also receive 2 La Gumbo Ya Ya T-shirts. Subject to Scheduling
    (In Oklahoma City) Excludes Mardi Gras and Religious and Federal Holidays.

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    Select this reward and get a Full Day retreat for your youth group or organization by nationally known storyteller Willy Putty Fontanez. You may even get a cooking lesson during our visit so you can sample some of the delicious food that will be on La Gumbo Ya Ya.. Double the pledge and Rachel Fontanez will join in the fun. (This pledge doesn't include travel, lodging, and meals.)

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    Pledge $700 or more About $700

    Official King of the La Gumbo Ya Ya Krewe for 1 year. You will be entitled to FREE FOOD all year, starting at our grand opening. (1 meal per week for a year) Your picture will be somewhere on the truck.
    Also some really cool swag.

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    Official Queen of the La Gumbo Ya Ya Krewe for 1 year. You will be entitled to FREE FOOD all year, starting at our grand opening. (1 meal per week for a year) Your picture will be somewhere on the truck.
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    A 2'x2' advertisement on the truck for your business (1 Year). Get seen as we are rolling down the street. Help our business and help market yours. (Ads must approved)

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Funding period

- (30 days)