Twisted fork food truck. Photo courtesy of The Twisted Fork Food Truck Facebook page.
The Twisted Fork Food Truck has officially opened with tremendous support from the community.
The food truck is now owned by Peter Grondin, who is also Executive Chef at Riverwood/Nine Eight Nine in Mount Pleasant.
Grondin spent over a year creating a trailer for the business and started a Kickstarter to help cover some of the finishing costs of the business. Grondin initially put about $50,000 into The Twisted Fork Food Truck, and through Kickstarter he has raised over $8,000.
“I completed work on the trailer in mid-December, and the girls at Just fab Graphics completed their final project, Wrap, in the first week of January,” says Grondin.
The menu features a variety of fusion-style dishes from different cuisines around the world, including chicken & waffle sliders, BBQ brisket tacos, biria tacos, pork bowls, kimchi fries, French fries, and chocolate churros ice cream tacos. I’m here.
Twisted Fork Food Truck’s grand opening took place on March 17th at the Clare Irish Festival.
“I thought it would be great exposure and I wanted to use their marketing,” Grondin said. “It was big. We were the talk of the town both days. I achieved it and heard nothing but compliments.”
At its grand opening, the business received many accolades from the community.
“The community has responded very positively to this concept and menu,” says Grondin. “The general consensus is, ‘You can’t get this type and quality of food here.'”
In terms of where the trucks operate, Grondin consistently considers semi-permanent locations at Mt. Pleasant, Midland and Clare.
“Consistency is key in the restaurant world, and I intend to stay true to that idea.” I have signed a deal with the Midland Farmers Market from May 6th to Saturday and will also be doing a pilot at Crazy Vines Winery and Burnout Classics and Collision in Sanford next week. It’s going to be set up in. But I’d like a place right next to the mission.”
Grondin also has a lot of interest in catering for summer weddings.
“We have booked multiple weddings of over 150 for this summer and next summer,” Grondin said. “We were also interested in corporate events, baby showers and open houses.
In terms of long-term plans for the business, Grondin is exploring options for expansion.
“I recently received interest from an investor looking at a brick-and-mortar tie-up near our community, and we are looking at options on that,” said Grondin. “My overall goal is to have multiple locations, not a fleet of food trucks, or a chain of brick-and-mortar stores, or both, but time will tell. We need to see where we are going.”
For more information, visit The Twisted Fork Food Truck’s Facebook page or twistedforkfoodtruck.com.