About this project
I believe that what drives us to do what we do everyday is passion. Like all great things in life, there is an art to making kettle corn fresh by hand. Everything moves so fast these days but often the greatest joys come from the things we do slowly and passionately. Some of you have come to our festival, fell in love with our kettle corn and had us ship directly to you back home. I still can't believe that so many of you are willing to follow us around the city each weekend to get your kettle corn fresh.
So that's why I know it's time to have a Kettle Corn NYC Truck available to make kettle corn for all of you, all year long.
What makes us unique
It's exciting making kettle corn 'the old-fashioned way'. We hand stir it in a big Kettle, anticipating when the kernels are about to explode and release its delicious aroma. As the caramelized flavors coat each kernel, the flavor infuses into the corn. We would never think of using automated machines to pre-pop popcorn and add a candy coating on top.
Our recipe for success
We are going to succeed because of all of you! We would not be here without you. Because of all of you, we have 11 years of experience developing your favorite kettle corn brand. We have built a dedicated team and we have established a loyal following.
What is the funding used for
The money raised from all of your contributions will get this project completed. The start up costs include:
- The purchase of a new walk-in truck
- The design and build-out: Constructing the inside of the truck designed and built to specification, including work stations, exhaust hoods, fire suppression, plumbing, electrical and lighting
- The design and wrap of the truck exterior
- Equipment; including a new kettle and sifting table
- Inventory and Supplies
- Mobile Vendor Licensing
- Professional Fees
The approximate total startup cost is $165,000.
Our goal is to have the majority of these startup costs funded by our capital investment, lenders and other sources while including all of you to take part in making this project successful. In exchange you will receive some really cool perks.
What's in it for you
Many of you have been supporting us along our journey, we love you guys, so we want to share this exciting milestone with you by offering perks to you in exchange for your contribution.
For helping us, not only will you get your favorite, delicious kettle corn, but you can also receive some really cool goods and rewards, like a flavor named after you, a kettle corn making demonstration/participation or special recognition on our Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck, on our website and on our social media platforms. You can also be awarded V.I.P. status, which includes us rolling out The Red Carpet for you, as well as handing over a front of the line pass, an invitation to 'The New Flavors Taste Test Event' and secret bonus perks to be offered throughout the campaign.
For the past 11 years we have been limited to how we can be available to you. Your contributions will make us available to everyone all year long at the food truck locations as well as our online orders with all of our flavors, plus many exciting new ones (some named after you).
Here are some of our Flavors
- Original Kettle Corn
- Cherry Chocolate
- Sour Cream & Chives
- Natural Cheddar Popcorn
- Cheddar Coated Caramel
- Cheddar N Spice
- Spicy Cajun BBQ
- Spicy Ranch
- Chili Lime
- Cotton Candy
- Frutti Bam Bam
- Egg Nog
- Apple N Spice
- Pumkin Spice
Here is how you can help
- Spread the word. The more people who know about the campaign the sooner we will reach our goal. Please Facebook, tweet, blog, email or text your friends, loved ones, clients, dog or plumber this link: http://supportkettlecornnyc.com/ and tell them Kettle Corn NYC needs Your Help to build a truck for you all! If you'd like prewritten posts for Facebook or a prewritten email just reply back and I'll be happy to supply that for you!
- Give money. Money is needed! Smaller amounts will secure my love and adoration, larger amounts will secure some pretty nice perks.
Leave a comment here:
Please cheer me on! I know it may sound silly but it would help so much!
Where to get the goods
Come visit us at any mobile location, street fair or food truck. You can find our street fair schedule on the following link: http://www.kettlecornnyc.com/Location.html
Here's what our customers have to say about us:
Please view the videos below. Featured on Food Network.
Check out our press release!
Risks and challenges
Many food truck projects are subject to unexpected costs, permitting issues, construction problems, as well as unexpected delays. All of the pieces for this project are in place. We have secured some lending, acquired the truck, hired the leading food truck builder in NYC who has already completed the designs and has begun to build the truck. Now the biggest challenge that we face is the success of this campaign and getting the truck built fast enough to be ready for you.
The money raised from all of your contributions will get this project completed. If we do not reach our goal, we do not get any of your contributions.
Thank you all for your continued support!! We would not be where we are today without all of you :-)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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