The Sugar Shack run by Lorie Rivero in Danville, VA is a perfect example on how you can run a mobile food vending business as a sideline or supplementary business. Lorie currently works as a sales agent/dealer for a wireless telecom company while she operates the Sugar Shack trailer on the side during various events and festivals around the state. So don’t hesitate to approach her in the trailer if you happen to need a mobile phone.
Lorie got exposed to the food truck business through her fiance’s sister who runs an ice cream truck. This may also be why she opted to go for the customer’s sweet tooth as well. The Sugar Shack sells funell cakes, candy apples, cotton candy, and various deep fried items. The most famous of which are the deep fried Oreos. They sometimes also add savory items like hot dogs and pretzels.
The whole family is involved in the business during events and serves as a great bonding experience for them. Lorie particularly enjoys the rush felt during peak hours wherein you get into that zone and every movement becomes mechanical and almost like reflex.
When asked about her experience in purchasing the trailer thru USEDvending.com, Lorie shared “It was very simple. Melissa was very easy to work with. She was very informative and thorough, as well”. For those who also want to get into the mobile food vending business can email Melissa Powers here and inquire about the second hand food trucks and concession trailers they have on their site.
Lorie also advises food truck noobs to, “Stick to simple stuff and short menus, but don’t be afraid to try something new”. You can book the Sugar Shack at 434-728-4059 or via their FB page here.
This is what plays in my head when I think about the Sugar Shack. Mmmmmm…yummy!