CALGARY – Two young entrepreneurs are hoping their Mighty Skillet truck will warm the hearts of Calgary’s brunch crowd.
Food trucks took the city by storm this summer; gourmet cuisine is served up on the street to hungry fans.
However, the chilly temperatures will be yet another test for the trucks; co-owners Billy MacDonald and John Scott hope hungry Calgarians will bundle up for their morning grub.
“There is a kind of anxiety there that I don’t really know what people are going to think of it,” says Billy.
The duo say it’s been a hectic journey creating Calgary’s first breakfast truck. Hoping to cash in on the food truck feeding frenzy, Bill and John bought ‘Street Burger’ just as Mayor Naheed Nenshi announced phase two of the pilot project.
“It’s a great example of combining entrepreneur’s great ideas and a market that wants the product,” said Nenshi. “Phase two is going to be about seeing how this works over the winter.”
A local freestyle artist has given the truck a new look, featuring mighty Thor in the kitchen with a skillet.
“Billy and I are both into comic books and it kind of came out of nowhere,” says John.
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However, that turned out to be the easy part. The team had to undergo a health and fire inspection as well as set themselves up with insurance before they could obtain a business licence and a mobile vendor’s licence.
Then there was experimenting with the menu.
“We spend lots of late nights trying to come up with the perfect consistency of the shredded potato,” says Billy.
The owners want to take breakfast to the LRT lines but are nervous about the winter weather but felt the opportunity was just too good to pass on.
“Even with the Calgary cold weather, there will be customers. We just have to find them and make sure we are out there when they want us,” says Billy.
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