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!
"Like" the campaign by using the "like" button above.
"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.
- Spread the word about how much you love us and hope we succeed!
- 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