Funded! This project was successfully funded on November 25.

Photo-main
Play
00:00
00:00

Help Soda Jerk build a SODA TRUCK to bring the freshest and tastiest Seattle craft-made sodas to the streets and festivals near you.

Soda Jerk Soda is looking for your support in bringing our vision for the first ever Soda Truck to the streets of Seattle. Soda Jerk has been selling delicious handmade sodas at several of Seattle's best Farmers Markets for a year now. However, market season is winding down, and only a few markets operate throughout the winter, so we've found a new way to bring our delicious sodas to you.... the Soda Jerk Soda Truck!

Soon to be the cutest (only) little Soda Truck in Seattle
Soon to be the cutest (only) little Soda Truck in Seattle

If you don't know anything about Soda Jerk Soda, that is something we really need to change. Soda Jerk Sodas are made from fresh ingredients. and they are unlike anything you've ever had before. I use fresh juices, herbs, and spices to make up some of the most unusual and tasty flavor combinations available. Flavors like Lemon Lavender, Blueberry Basil, Grapefruit Tarragon, Blackberry Cardamom, Lime Cilantro Jalapeno, Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Balsamic, Cucumber Mint, and Tamarind Ginger. Soda Jerk has more than 25 flavors that are rotated throughout the year to take advantage of local and seasonal ingredients. I'm very proud of the fact that Soda Jerk uses only the highest quality, organic ingredients whenever they are available. We never use high fructose corn syrup, or artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Soda Jerk is looking for your support in making this truck happen and we have lined up some really great rewards as a Thank You for your support. These rewards are available for every level of support and include everything from prepaid drink cards, Soda Jerk logo growler carriers, our syrups for home use and even an appearance at your special event by the Soda Jerk Soda Truck. You can choose the reward that works best for you on the right hand side of the page (scroll down to view rewards) and your support at any level is greatly appreciated.

I wanted to let you know what this truck is going to do for Soda Jerk and why I think its the next step in Soda Jerk's evolution and growth.

  • Flexibility - This truck is a self contained, mobile drink dispensing unit. It will allow Soda Jerk to operate outside of the static hours and location confines of the Farmers Markets.
  • Availability - The Soda Jerk Soda Truck will be our second dispensing unit, allowing us to participate in more than one event at a time. We'll be able to show up at offices for lunch, participate in weekend festivals, weddings, and sporting events all while still serving our loyal customers at the local Farmers Markets with our canopy set up. 
  • Visibility - It feels strange to use a word like this to describe a vehicle, but this truck is cute. Its a quarter of the size of most food trucks, and that is precisely the thing that will make it so noticeable. With a fun paint job, great graphics and its unusually small size it will become the most recognizable food (soda) truck on the streets of Seattle.
  • Growth - After carefully evaluating several options against our current capabilities and assets, our conclusion is that the Soda Truck is the next logical step in our growth. Simply put, this truck will allow us to bring our product to where the customer is, seven days a week, morning, afternoon and evening. With increased flexibility, availability, and visibility this truck will more than double our dispensing capability and lead us to the next phase of growth.

The truck has been purchased and we've already started work. However, while we had a very successful summer at the Farmers Markets, I still need more money to finish the truck. We need it to run and look great, be safe and efficient, and meet all of the standards required by the Health Department, DOT and L&I. The money you support us with will go towards:

$1200 Licensing, Permits, and Plan Review.

$600 A mechanical tune up, parts, tires and a new battery. 

$1700 Custom built refrigeration to keep the kegs cold.

$500 Hand washing System including hot water heater, sink, waste water tank and plumbing needs

$400 Electrical System including deep cycle battery for running refrigeration and hot water, inverter, lighting and installation.

$800 Painting and graphics so we look great and you'll see us coming

$200 Awning to keep you dry while you waiting for a soda

$200 Taps and dispensing system so I can fill your glass

$1000 for Kickstarter fees and reward fulfillment

So all that adds up to $6600, the minimum we need to make this project happen. So if we go over our minimum budget, I want to assure you the extra will not go to waste. The extra will go towards mechanizing our carbonation system and towards a UV pasteurization system which will allow us to sell to your favorite restaurants, bars, and grocery stores so you'll have even more options to find Soda Jerk Sodas.

Like the Soda Jerk Soda page on Facebook to get progress updates on the truck and to keep up to date on the flavors we are offering and events we are participating in. www.facebook.com/sodajerksoda

Get a punch card for 5 Soda Jerk Sodas, they'll make great gifts. You'll be very popular this Holiday Season
Get a punch card for 5 Soda Jerk Sodas, they'll make great gifts. You'll be very popular this Holiday Season
Choose from 5 flavors of Soda Jerk Soda syrup for your reward: Ginger Ale, Hibiscus Spice, Honey Lemon, Watermelon Basil, Tonic Water
Choose from 5 flavors of Soda Jerk Soda syrup for your reward: Ginger Ale, Hibiscus Spice, Honey Lemon, Watermelon Basil, Tonic Water
Half gallon growlers of your favorite Soda Jerk flavors
Half gallon growlers of your favorite Soda Jerk flavors
Soda Jerk Neoprene Growler Carrier. Keeps your growler cool and makes it easy to carry at the same time.
Soda Jerk Neoprene Growler Carrier. Keeps your growler cool and makes it easy to carry at the same time.
Choose an ultra-fashionable Soda Jerk Truck Tee Shirt! In Men's or Women's styles, it's what everyone will be wearing this season.
Choose an ultra-fashionable Soda Jerk Truck Tee Shirt! In Men's or Women's styles, it's what everyone will be wearing this season.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

One of the bigger challenges we will face is fitting a custom refrigeration unit, soda dispensing system, hand washing system, electrical system, storage for ice and cups, into this tiny vehicle while still meeting all of the regulations of the Health Department, Department of Transportation and WA State L&I. We have a plan for doing just that, while still being functional and easy to clean, set up and breakdown. There are always risks and challenges when dealing with government agencies, but I am confident we have a good plan and feel that we can meet any suggestions or changes the agencies might require.

FAQ

Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.

Ask a question
80
Backers
$6,860
pledged of $6,600 goal
0
seconds to go
Fb_profile_picture.medium

See full bio

  • Pledge $5 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Receive a heartfelt Thank you! and shout out on our Facebook page.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $10 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the finished Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    24 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and a punch card for 5 glasses of Soda Jerk Soda. (punchcard can only be redeemed locally)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $25 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and a Soda Jerk Soda growler carrier. (Made of high quality 5mm Neoprene to keep your soda cold during transport and a shoulder strap for easy carrying)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $30 or more
    You selected

    5 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and a Soda Jerk Tee shirt in your choice of color (see photo for color options) and size (high quality American Apparel in Men's/Unisex or Women's Girly sizes) (includes Shipping)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and your choice of any 1 flavor of Soda Jerk Soda Syrup for making soda at home with your Soda Siphon or Soda Stream. (Shipping included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $40 or more
    You selected

    8 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and a growler filled with your choice of Soda Jerk Fresh Soda in a Soda Jerk Neoprene growler carrier. (can only be redeemed locally)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $50 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, 2 punch cards for a total of 10 glasses of Soda Jerk Soda (punchcards can only be redeemed locally) and a Soda Jerk Fresh Soda Neoprene growler carrier.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $60 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and 2 full growlers of your choice of Soda Jerk Fresh Soda and 2 Neoprene Growler Carriers. (Growler fills can only be redeemed locally)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $65 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and your choice of any 2 flavors of Soda Jerk Soda Syrups for making soda at home with your Soda Siphon or Soda Stream. (Shipping included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $90 or more
    You selected

    7 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and your choice of any 3 flavors of Soda Jerk Soda Syrups for making soda at home with your Soda Siphon or Soda Stream. (Shipping included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $100 or more
    You selected

    3 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and 5 punch cards for 5 glasses of Soda Jerk Soda. (They make great Holiday Gifts) (punch cards can only be redeemed locally)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $150 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and 1 case of 6 growlers filled with your choice of Soda Jerk Fresh Soda to brighten up your holiday party. (can only be redeemed locally)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $175 or more
    You selected

    2 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and your choice of any 6 flavors of Soda Jerk Soda Syrups for making soda at home with your Soda Siphon or Soda Stream. (Shipping included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships within the US only
  • Pledge $250 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen, and 2 cases of 6 growlers filled with your choice of Soda Jerk Fresh Soda to brighten up your holiday party. (can only be redeemed locally)

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $600 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Here's a big one! For $600 you get a personal appearance at your event by the brand new Soda Jerk Soda Truck where we will dispense up to 3 kegs (5 Gallons per keg) of your choice of 3 flavors for 2 hours. We will do Weddings, Office Parties, BBQ's, grand openings or any other event you have in mind. (This reward can only be redeemed locally and must be redeemed within 1 year, we can use our jockey box setup for an indoor event) Oh Yeah, and receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,000 or more
    You selected

    1 backer

    Here's a bigger one! For $1000 you get a personal appearance at your event by the brand new Soda Jerk Soda Truck where we will dispense up to 6 kegs (5 Gallons per keg) of your choice of 3 flavors for 3 hours. We will do Weddings, Office Parties, BBQ's, grand openings or any other event you have in mind. (This reward can only be redeemed locally and must be redeemed within 1 year, we can use our jockey box setup for an indoor event) Oh Yeah, and receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen.

    Estimated delivery:
  • Pledge $1,500 or more
    You selected

    0 backers

    Here's the biggest one! For $1500 you get a personal appearance at your event by the brand new Soda Jerk Soda Truck where we will dispense up to 9 kegs (5 Gallons per keg) of your choice of 3 flavors for 4 hours. We will do Weddings, Office Parties, BBQ's, grand openings or any other event you have in mind. (This reward can only be redeemed locally and must be redeemed within 1 year, we can use our jockey box setup for an indoor event) Oh Yeah, and receive a signed Thank You! post card featuring the Soda Jerk Soda Truck that you helped make happen.

    Estimated delivery:
Funding period

- (32 days)