5 On Friday: Jim Pittenger
This week’s 5 on Friday we spoke with the owner of the Denver based food truck, Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs.
Name: Jim Pittenger
Age: Me or the truck?
Food truck name: Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Location: Denver or wherever
Year started in the mobile food industry: 2005
Mobile Cuisine: Why did you become a food truck owner, chef?
Jim Pittenger: It was easier than becoming rocket surgeon. That and I had pushed the safety limits of my previous job as a repo man.
MC: Who has been the most influential person in your culinary career?
JP: Probably my friend M.A. in Alaska (M.A.’s Gourmet Dogs) He told me I should sell hot dogs on a street corner, I’d be good at putting wieners in peoples mouths.
MC: What do you think sets your truck apart from your competitors?
JP: The badass wrap on the outside and the badass brats on the inside…oh yeah, we’re pretty badass at serving those things.
MC: What are your plans for the future? Where do you see yourself and your food truck in 2 and 5 years?
JP: Truck? You mean trucks don’t you?
MC: What one suggestion would you give to someone planning to open a food new truck?
JP: If you’re looking for a job forget it. However, this just might be the funnest, weirdest, most rewarding thing you can do. The best quote I’ve ever heard about street vending is, “This is the hardest I’ve ever worked for easy money!”
Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs
Biker Jims knows his wieners.
16th & Arapahoe in Denver · http://www.bikerjimsdogs.com