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We may not have won the Great Food Truck Race, but we can still win a truck....with YOUR Help!
Michael Swaleh
1,129 Facebook Friends
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
5 Team Members


Michael, Shaun and Sam "Amoo" Swaleh really hope you enjoyed watching Tikka Tikka Taco on Food Network's "The Great Food Truck Race" this fall.  We learned a lot, and we are better now than we ever have been before!  One of the main things we learned is resiliency...we can't give up on this great idea!  We still need help to make it reality, so we are launching a campaign to make this happen!  We fulfilled ALL of our obligations on our last campaign despite not even reaching our goal, so we hope you'll support us as we try to fund a successful campaign!

What You Get

We believe this idea can be the next big thing in food.  Unfortunately, no one on our team is wealthy enough to do this on our own.  It is never fun asking for money, so hopefully you find our Perks appealing!  The beauty of this site and this campaign is that it's somewhere in between charity and commerce: you are buying a product but paying a little more than it's worth, and that extra amount helps good people start a good business.  We will be forever grateful, and YOU have a chance to be part of the journey!

Quick PERK note: You can "buy" more than one Perk!  For example, you may want a Special Sponsor T-Shirt AND want your name on our Wall of Fame...so if you do, purchase both Perks!

How You Can Help

Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn't mean you can’t help! Whether or not you choose to donate, please help us by doing the following!

  1. "Like" the campaign by using the "like" button above.
  2. "Share" the campaign on your Facebook wall and Twitter, asking people to at least do the above and "Like" our campaign.  Let people know it's great to "like" your post, but it helps us much more if they "like" the actual campaign on this site.
  3. Spread the word about how much you love us and hope we succeed!
  4. Make a “Comment” on the project tell us what you think of our idea!

What We Need

It takes about $70,000 to buy a fully equipped and stylishly wrapped truck that looks like the one we used on the show, and is in reasonable condition.  The precise truck we had on the show would have cost over $100,000, but we aren't asking for that! 

It would be wise to start with $10,000 in reserves to pay salaries, buy equipment and supplies, and deal with permits and legal fees.  

That means we need $80,000 to get this off the ground!  

Through a lot of hard work and perseverance, the most I could get a bank to lend us this early in the process was $30,000.    

That leaves $50,000 needed! 

  • GOAL --------------------> $30,000       If we can raise this much I'll figure out the last $20K.  If we cannot reach our goal we will use the money we do raise to make and send the perks we promised, and start to look for private investment to make the truck a reality.
  • Stretch Goal 1 --------> $50,000        It would be really nice if i didn't have to figure out the last $15K, and we could buy our truck FASTER!
  • Stretch Goal 2 --------> $80,000       This would allow us to pay back the business loan and start our company debt free.  That would be AMAZING!


Hopefully soon, this will be in your belly!

Photos courtesy of Food Network

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raised by 122 people in 2 months
41% funded
No time left
$30,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on November 28, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Thank You!

    Every donation helps! Thank you for contributing and getting us closer to our goal. When the campaign funds, we'll make sure to shout you out on Facebook so everyone knows we couldn't have done it without you.

    14 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $20USD
    Tikka Tees & Tanks (LIMITED)

    Get our unisex Tees or women's Tank at only $20 for a limited time. Save $5 off of regular price and also get FREE SHIPPING! See pics here: http://tikkatikkataco.hostedbywebstore.com/

    5 out of 25 claimed
  • $25USD
    Gift Pack

    With this donation we'll send you a T3 Bumper Sticker, a signed photo of us with our truck from the Great Food Truck Race, and a personal note of thanks from the team!

    12 claimed
  • $25USD
    Kiddie Xmas Shirt

    The perfect Christmas present! We've learned that we have quite the kid following out there, and youngins are some of our biggest fans! Choose this perk to have a shirt delivered to you by 12/24/2013 guaranteed...just in time for the big holiday. $25 for the first one, but add just $20 for each additional shirt going to the same address. We have kid sizes S and L, all are bright Orange.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD
    Tikka Spice (& FREE BONUS)

    Eat Tikka at home! Get enough spice to make 4 home cooked meals, each serving 6. Great value, and I'll throw in something no one else has: In addition to our Chikka Chicken recipe, receive a FREE video demo with instructions on how to make our Bikka Beef dish (no one from the Great Food Truck Race ever even got to try it)! You make it with the same spice kit & I'll personally show you how in the FREE bonus video!

    21 out of 50 claimed
  • $50USD
    Gift Pack PLUS

    Everything in the Gift Pack plus TWO Double Spice Packets and a voucher for a free meal for 2 at our new truck! That's $75 worth of perks for only $50!

    10 claimed
  • $50USD
    VIP: Special Sponsor T-Shirt

    A special offering! Get a limited edition "I SUPPORT THE TIKKAS" T-Shirt that lets people know we couldn't have done it without you! Limited to the 1st 100!

    10 out of 100 claimed
  • $75USD
    Home Cooking Kit

    All the non-perishable food items you need to make to make 5 home made Naanchos or Taco meals! That's only $15 per meal, just add perishables.

    11 claimed
  • $99USD
    Extreme Value Pack

    FREE FOOD FOR A YEAR Receive a special card that entitles you to a free menu item every week for the entirety of 2014! That is potentially less than $2 per meal!

    2 claimed
  • $100USD
    VIP: Custom Package

    T3 Bumper Sticker and Spice Package good for two home-made meals, along with a CUSTOM Tikka Tikka Taco T-Shirt Jersey with YOUR NAME on the back.

    5 claimed
  • $250USD
    The Everything Package!

    With this AWESOME donation, you get it all! Includes: - T3 Bumper Sticker - Signed photo and letter of recognition - Special Sponsor T-Shirt - Custom T-Shirt - Home Cooking Kit - Free Meals for a Year Card

    4 claimed
  • $999USD
    Corporate Event

    If you're within 50 miles of St. Louis, Tikka will cater your corporate event for up to 50 people! That's less than $20 a head for a meal your employees and guests will be sure to love! This is perfect for your company's holiday parties, team building events, and so much more. T3 would love to make an appearance at your next event!

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  • $1,000USD
    Corporate Sponsor - Online

    Advertise on our website for an entire year! We'll also shout out your company at least once a month via Facebook and Twitter. That equates to over 40,000 views over 12 months, a great value!

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $3,000USD
    Corporate Sponsor - On Truck

    Create and place a 1' by 1' advertisement right on our truck and be touted as our sponsor for as long as we own the truck! We are our own mobile billboard, and we can be one for you too! Imagine more than 1000 people for 200 days a year seeing your ad for as long as we have our truck. Incredible value at this level. Perfect for Loan Officers, Doctor's, Realtors, etc. Also includes everything in the Corporate Sponsor - Online Package above.

    0 out of 4 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Our Angel

    If you really believe in our idea, and wish to donate at this level or above, THANK YOU. Call me at 314-478-3699 and let's discuss the reward! A bigger ad? A menu item named after you? The whole truck named after you? Who knows!

    1 claimed
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