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$6,814
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93
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 12 2019 5:00 AM UTC +00:00
$6,814
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
93
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 12 2019 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

We, the owners of Vansauwa's Tacos and Vegan Eats, are hosting this business fundraiser to cover the costs of expanding from a taco tent to a mobile taco trailer. We look to bring your favorite Caribbean vacation food (i.e., jerk chicken, fried plantains, etc.) to your hometown. Our goal is to get our award-winning, Caribbean-inspired tacos to you faster, more efficiently and in more places. With the food trailer comes the costs of outfitting it with the right equipment, that includes a larger griddle, commercial fridge, steam table, deep fryer, prep station, hand-washing sink, generator and wrapping our 8.5-by-20-foot trailer in bright, bold colors. If you don't know, this equipment costs thousands of dollars, and we are two ambitious 20-somethings trying to make it happen on a budget. With your help, we can continue dishing out the Caribbean-inspired tacos and vegan fare that you all have come to love. We hope you will come alongside us as a Vansauwa's Vanguard (similar to Beyonce's Beehive), and make our campaign a success!

Risks and challenges

The total cost of the trailer + equipment + wrap = $39,000
We understand that the total amount needed and the Kickstarter goal are different. That's because Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform. If we don't meet our initial goal of $15,000, we don't get any of the donations.
Our 8.5-by-20-foot trailer is already financed for $24,000 through Planters Bank and it is being built by a food truck manufacturer in Houston, Texas.
To ensure we are able to meet one of our goals, we are fundraising the cost of our equipment for the food trailer, which totals $12,000.
We also plan to get our food trailer wrapped in bright, bold colors for $3,000 at Trio Signs of Hopkinsville.
If the initial $15,000 goal is met before our Kickstarter ends, we will introduce "stretch goals" that we hope to reach in order to completely deck out the food trailer and pay it off early.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Timeless Appreciation

    For your support, we will have a special place on our website that will forever commemorate your contribution by displaying your name as a Vansauwa's Vanguards member.

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    Early-bird Supporter

    Anyone who pledges $50 within the first five days of our Kickstarter campaign will get a Vansauwa's Vanguards Loyalty Card. That means you get one free taco of your choice for 10 visits! If you are a vanguard (i.e., a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas), come join the club and help us meet our goal!

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    Vansauwa's Vanguards Loyalty Swag

    What is better then swag from your favorite food company? With your pledge of $55 you will receive exclusive Vansauwa's Vanguards Loyalty Swag that will be sure to turn some heads.

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    Vansauwa's Vanguards Loyalty Card

    With the Vansauwa's Vanguards Loyalty Card you will be able to enjoy our delicious food on us. For 10 visits, you receive one free Caribbean taco per visit.

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    Exclusive Luncheon featuring FULL MENU.

    A simple thank-you just isn't enough, so we are having a private luncheon that you are invited to in our hometown of Hopkinsville, Ky as a token of our appreciation of your support. At this joyous occasion, we will serve our FULL MENU. Yes, that's all of Vansauwa's Caribbean-inspired meat and vegan tacos and more.

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    • Take-home jar of Jerk marinade or Island sauce
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    Private Catering

    Wow, what great support! Your generosity cannot be ignored: let us cater for you and 10 of your closest friends and family.

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    Learning the chefs' secrets

    You've earned the right to know what's in the food.
    With your $500 pledge you + 1 are invited to a live cooking demonstration, complimented with a take-home box of all our homemade marinades and sauces.

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    You're Cordially Invited

    OK, we are family at this point. Accept our invite to an exclusive walk-through of the ins and outs of our new 8.5-by-20-foot trailer plus a chance to cook up one of your favorite dishes and end the night with a private Caribbean dinner at our home.

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    Business-2-Business support

    Our Caribbean taco trailer will be everywhere - community events, regional festivals, company luncheons, family reunions, etc. - why not use our visible footprint to advertise your business? For your company's pledge of $1,500, you get 2 months of advertising space on the side of our food trailer next to our delivery window for all to see.

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    Business-2-Business Support

    Our Caribbean taco trailer will be everywhere - community events, regional festivals, company luncheons, family reunions, etc. - why not use our visible footprint to advertise your business? For your company's pledge of $2,500, you get 4 months of advertising space on the side of our food trailer next to our delivery window for all to see.

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    Business-2-Business support

    Our Caribbean taco trailer will be everywhere - community events, regional festivals, company luncheons, family reunions, etc. - why not use our visible footprint to advertise your business? For your company's pledge of $5000, you get permanent advertising space on our 8.5x20 food trailer for all to see.

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Funding period

- (40 days)