After months of entertaining the thought of having a mobile food business, it was time to make a move. In December 2015, we stumbled on a fleet of old bread trucks acquired by a recycling company called Bowman Recycling Inc. After doing a drive by to see the conditions of the trucks, we decided it was worth taking our family out to see them. So Sara, my husband Steve, my mom Bonnie, my brother Cody, Isaac my son, Sara’s son Andrew, and I went to check out the trucks. That’s right, all 7 of us. When we arrived Tom Bowman the owner happened to be there working on one of the trucks. He gladly let us take a look around the truck and Cody and Steve took it out on the road. The truck ran great. The asking price was $2500. After some discussion, Sara and I put in an offer of $2200. Tom accepted. More on Tom in another post. He has a great story.
So it was done! We just bought an old 1993 P30 bread truck with over 200,000 miles. Oh my goodness what have we gotten ourselves into!!! Time to roll up our sleeves and get to work. There was so much to do like design and renovate a truck, find and register a business name in the state of Ohio, create a logo, build a website, research health laws and regulations, find venues, create a budget, and product development (that’s the fun part). Oh yea, learn to drive a 23 foot truck! I struggle backing up my mini-van and Sara thinks Matt’s (Sara’s husband) Honda Pilot is too big. I will post a video of that when the time comes.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney