After a long hiatus, Mobile Cuisine is resurrecting “5 On Friday.” This week’s 5 on Friday we spoke with the owners of the Cave Creek, AZ based food truck, Grilled Addiction. We wanted to learn more about them, their food and why they’ve decided to join the initiative Fighting Hunger In America – and share it with our readers.
Name: Lance & Beth Smith
Age (range is fine): 54-55
Food Truck Name: Grilled Addiction
Location: Cave Creek, AZ (Phoenix Valley wide)
Year started in the mobile food industry: 2013
Mobile Cuisine: Why did you become a food truck owner/chef?
Lance & Beth: Passion for grilling food. Whether at home grilling for family and friends or at group gatherings and charity events, love pulling people together and what better way than enjoying good food!
MC: What was the inspiration for your menu and how did you settle on your food offerings?
L&B: Just a carnivore at heart! Love the great taste of grilled meat, cooked to perfection using natural herbs and seasonings! Brought all my favorite foods together and put them on the menu.
MC: Do you have a favorite moment since opening your food truck?
L&B: Wow! There are many….our favorite moments are when we are spending time with people (our customers) and just talking and enjoying conversation. We meet new people everyday from all walks of life and it makes everyday enjoyable! Of course, hearing how great our food is!!
MC: What are your plans for the future?
Expansion…another truck or 2 or 3 🙂 Maybe a brick and mortar…too soon to tell, but who would of thought we would be where we are today! In 2 and 5 years; if we keep heading in the direction we have been (and there are lots of people to thank along the way), we could have several trucks and maybe a brick and mortar…..can’t wait to see!
MC: What one tip or piece of advice do you wish you had been given before opening your food truck?
L&B: ??Bigger sinks?? Always keep it simple.
MC BONUS: Why did you choose to join the food truck initiative Fighting Hunger In America? How do you plan to encourage donations?
L&B: We have been blessed with much in our life, thanks to God. So, we like to give back. No one should go to bed hungry!
Grilled Addiction Mobile Food Truck Gourmet Grilled Proteins and Veggies + more! Coming your way soon! Get Addicted!
If you’d like more information about joining the Give Network Food Truck Fights Against Hunger, check out this article. If you join before May 31st, you will be entered in a chance to win a $500 gas card.