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Let's Build a Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck and have fresh hand popped kettle corn available to you all year round!
Don't Settle For Less Than Hand-Popped
Don't Settle For Less Than Hand-Popped
226 backers pledged $25,739 to help bring this project to life.

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Why

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
  • Advertising
  • Insurance
  • 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
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • 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
  • Coconut
  • Egg Nog
  • Banana
  • Cinnamon
  • 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 

We will post our daily food truck location on https://www.facebook.com/kettlecornnyc and https://twitter.com/KettleCornNYC

Testimonials

Here's what our customers have to say about us:

Please view the videos below. Featured on Food Network.

http://www.timing-the-market.com/749/kettle-corn-nyc-featured-on-food-network-unwrapped/

 Check out our press release!

Kettle Corn NYC Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign to Build First-of-a-Kind Food Truck in New York City

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 :-)

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    Welcome to our family.

    We will personally thank you and mention you on Facebook & Twitter. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

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    Get your stash.
    We know you can't make it to NYC, but want to be included. We will ship to you 2 large bags of your choice with shipping included or if you're local and don't need shipping, pick up 4 large bags. We will also personally thank you and mention you on Facebook & Twitter. You will always have a special place in our hearts.

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    Bursting with flavor.

    Come try all of our flavors, take home what you like! You and your guest will each receive 2 small bags of each of our flavors. We will also personally thank you and mention you on Facebook & Twitter. You will have a special place in our hearts and we will admire you.
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    JUST ADDED-BONUS PERK!
    (1) 3.5 Gallon Holiday Tin, up to 3 flavors of your choice per tin, shipping is included.
    ($75 value)
    If you need more tins, going to different addresses, we will do an additional tin for every $51 contributed. Shipping is included for each tin.

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    Go Ahead, Cut The Line.

    We will hand you a V.I.P. line cutting pass, good for one year, to be used at any of our locations. Take home 4 large bags the first time you use your pass.
    We will personally thank you and mention you on our Facebook & Twitter.

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    Monthly Member.

    You are Fabulous!
    Each month for 1 year, pick up 2 large bags of any flavor. We will also put your name on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck as well as personally thank you and mention you on Facebook & Twitter. You will not only always have a very special place in our hearts, but we will love you to pieces :)
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    Quarterly Replenishment.

    You are Fabulous!
    We will ship you 6 bags up to 4 times for 1 year, shipping is on us. We will also put your name on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck as well as personally thank you and mention you on Facebook & Twitter. You will not only always have a very special place in our hearts, but we will love you to pieces :)
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    Behind The Scenes.

    You are awesome!!
    We will give you a tour of our truck as well as a kettle corn making demonstration/participation where you can take home a whole batch that is popped for you. You will also receive a one year Monthly Membership where each month for 1 year, you can pick up 4 Large bags of any of our flavors.
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    Sponsorship.

    You Rock!!
    We will display your personal and/or company name and website on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck for 1 year. Your office will also receive a shipment of 70 Mini Bags of Kettle Corn. To be shipped within the continental states. We will also personally thank you and mention you on our website, Facebook & Twitter.

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    Showered with Kettle Corn.

    You are amazing! We will hand pop and ship directly to you: 150 Mini Party Favor Bags of Kettle Corn for your shower, wedding, birthday or any special event that you are planning!. To be shipped within the continental states. We will also put your name on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck, as well as personally thank you and mention you on our website, Facebook & Twitter.

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    The Benefactor.
    You are amazing!!!

    I will personally and literally roll out a red carpet, ring the bell, announce your presence and bow to you. Then I will personally give you and your guest a tour of our Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck as well as a kettle corn making demonstration.
    You will get a V.I.P. line cutting pass for one year, to be used at any of our locations. We will also name a flavor after you for 2 weeks.
    You will also receive a one year Monthly Membership where each month for 1 year, you can pick up 4 Large bags of any of our flavors, at our location or to be shipped at no extra charge.
    We will also put your name on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck,as well as personally thank you and mention you on our Facebook & Twitter.

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    The V.I.P.

    You are the Bomb!! On your first visit, I will personally and literally roll out a red carpet, ring the bell, announce your presence and bow to you. Then I will give you and your guest a tour of the truck as well as a kettle corn making demonstration. In addition, you will get a V.I.P. line cutting pass for one year and a one year Weekly Membership where each week for 1 year, you can cut the line to pick up 4 large bags of any of our flavors, at our location. We will also name a flavor after you for 2 weeks.
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    The House Call.

    I will personally bring the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck and our well trained staff to park outside your private event within a 50 mile radius from NYC, providing fresh hand popped kettle corn for up to 6 hours.
    We will also put your name on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck, as well as personally thank you and mention you on our website, Facebook & Twitter.

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    The Celebrity Catered Meal.

    Ken Nercessian and long time friend & celebrity Chef Boris, of the popular show "Hell's Kitchen", will prepare a Four-Course meal for you and 25 of your guests at your home (within a 50 radius of NYC). We'll do the clean up and you can just sit back and enjoy! We will also put your name on the Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck, as well as personally thank you and mention you on our website, Facebook & Twitter.

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Funding period

- (30 days)