One of the things I have enjoyed most about the food trucks is meeting people, not only the other customers but those who are bringing the trucks to life each day. These men and women are incredibly passionate about what they are doing and the food they are serving. I was also noticing that they all had a story of how their truck came about and how their life evolved in to being a part of one of the fastest growing small business concepts, not only in DFW but in the US. From time to time, I will share these stories in “Truck Talk Tuesday”.
Today, we meet Ricky and Mary Minter from Rockn' Rick's All American Cuisine . I visited Rockn' Rick's last summer and found it to be quite tasty. They continue to operate throughout Dallas County and parts east of the Metroplex.
Question: What did you do before you were a food truck operator?
Answer: Retired from Exxon then Transportation Manager but cooked for the love of it..
Question: How did you come up with the name for your truck?
Answer: Came to me in my sleep during the middle of the night and stuck
Question: What made you decide to have a food truck rather than a brick and mortar restaurant?
Answer: Less risk I can go to the people and don't have to wait for them to come to me
|Rockn' Rick's Shrimp Po-Boy|
Answer: Po Boys
Question: What has been the biggest reward of having a food truck?
Answer: Meeting hundreds and hundreds of new people every day and watching them eat my food
Question: What has been the biggest challenge of having a food truck?
Answer: Keeping the truck together its an every day struggle
Question: Most marketing for food trucks is through social media, do you see that as a benefit or challenge to you and why?
Answer: Total benefit
Question: You spent most days on a food truck, where can we find you when you aren’t on a truck?
Answer: With my family in Forney
Question: If you could only cook one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Answer: My Philly Cheese Steak
Question: What would you like to see in the DFW food truck scene in the next two years?
Answer: Slowly getting larger if the Cities allow and come out of the Dark Ages
|Rockn' Rick's Gumbo|