This project's funding goal was not reached on March 12, 2012.
About this project
This is the story of The Blaxican, yea that's right. I said the Blaxican! :-)
Twenty years ago when I was twenty years old, I started a sandwich shop in my hometown of Boston Ma, which was a huge success and afforded me the opportunity to move to Atlanta to pursue the American dream.
The dream got shattered In 2011 when I got laid off from my job. One day while sitting at the unemployment office a man next to me asked me what type of work I did? I replied, marketing, he said "do you enjoy it" I replied "it pays the bills.
The man told me he had spent his entire life working for someone else just to pay the bills, and now here he is 60 years old, still trying to find a job to pay the bills. I knew at that moment I needed to follow my real passion and get back to cooking and serving people.
Around the same time in 2011, the Atlanta Food Truck craze started to boom and I knew right away what I would do, and so the dream of the Blaxican began. One year later I have been able to acquire the necessary lines-of-credit to have The Blaxican Truck built and within the next few weeks it will be delivered.
We will operate The Blaxican at all of the local Atlanta festivals and events as well as weekly events held by the Atlanta Street Food coalition (see pic and video below) we also have a calendar on our site and twitter and Facebook page so wherever we are people can find us.
Here in Atlanta there are two main cuisines that you can find in every shopping plaza, Mexican and Soul Food. Therefore we have taken traditional Southern Soul-Food and fused it with authentic Mexican recipes to create The Blaxican menu. We will serve items such as: Shrimp and Grits Jalapeno Tacos, BBQ Pork Butt Burritos with re-fried black-eyed peas and brown rice.
We will use the best locally grown produce from the Dekalb Farmers Market and fresh seafood from the Georgia Coast.
Well here is were you come in. I have the truck, the business plan, menu, food suppliers, but due to the local Health Department's out-dated Food Truck laws I need to have a separate "un-shared Base of Operation Kitchen" which is why I need the $12,500 to help me secure the lease for the space, purchase equipment, and buy the start-up supplies I need for the Blaxican to roll-on.
Lastly, I didn't lead with this because I didn't want to appeal to your charitable side, but I would be doing the Blaxican a dis-service if I didn't mention the other reason why I love the Food Truck concept. Atlanta has a large (weekly-rental) community. These weekly-rental facilities house thousands of single mother families. I plan on regularly delivering hot gourmet meals to these familes for free with money raised via our website and truck.
Thank you for your interest and support
Atlanta Food Truck Weekly Events
*****First Look at the Actual Truck*******
More to come......
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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