Smart People Should Build Things: Thomas Kelly, Mexicue
On navigating the underworld of food trucks
Health and Fitness
2 years ago
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· Senior Comms & Development Mgr at VFA
Ever think it would be easy to get a food truck up and running? You thought wrong! This week
, Co-Founder of
, a restaurant that serves delicious food inspired by two of America’s favorite comfort foods: Mexican & BBQ. Six years ago Thomas and his partner saw the food truck craze taking off in California and knew there was an opportunity in New York City. Thomas had no formal training as a chef but managed to buy a food truck on EBay while his partner navigated the shady black market of food truck permits. Today Mexicue has three brick and mortar locations and employs over 100 people. If you haven’t had the pleasure of eating Mexicue, you are truly missing out! Listen to this week’s episode to hear more about Thomas’s path and the ins and outs of the food truck underworld.
2 years ago