Part Three: Moved to Devon
Well, we’ve moved to Devon! Six months ago, if you had told me we would have upped sticks and moved to Croyde, I wouldn’t have believed you, but here we are. What a year. I was gutted when I was furloughed, and then eventually made redundant but I’m now very much in the mindset that everything happens for a reason. I am so positive about the plans that we have and can't wait to share them with you all.
Kicking this blog off by sharing a couple of lovely pics from my first ever visit to North Devon of Sam and I. I think that's over three years ago now, and it's crazy to think how much has changed and how different our lives are now. So, without further ado, let's get you all up to date with our latest news.
Firstly, we have changed our original plan to purchase a vehicle to scale back and buy a flatbed trailer. Secondly, we have actually bought one!!! This has been a long time coming now, with so many Autotrader adverts having been and gone but now we actually have our starting point for our street food business.
We are going to build a box trailer onto the flatbed and then build our street food kitchen inside. We are under no illusions that this is going to be a load of hard work but we are so up for the challenge. It’s a proper thrill knowing we now OWN where we will be selling our fried chicken from. In fact, the only way is up from here!
"It’s a proper thrill knowing we now OWN where we will be selling our fried chicken from. In fact, the only way is up from here!"
We are both on a bit of a high from the purchase of the trailer, as it really signifies the next stage, and keeps us on target for a Spring launch next year.
Also, we have changed our food truck name – again! We had a name we were happy with but after not amazing feedback from friends and family we begun to doubt if we did love it. So, back to the drawing board it was. Finally, we feel like we have a name we are proud of and excited to share with everyone when the time is right (probably once we have all the branding in place).
If you’ve been keeping up with our feed then you’ll know that we trialed our fried chicken burgers, with a few tweaks and a different style which was so fun to do. We went for a Korean-style, with spring onion mayo, sesame slaw and gochujang sauce and it was bloody delicious. Our best burger yet, if I do say so myself! We also got the batter on the chicken looking much smoother and have our timings on point for the crispiest, most tasty fried chicken burger in the northern hemisphere (okay, that may not be true, but who’s checking?).
I’ve found the past month difficult running the Instagram as engagement has dropped massively when I feel like I am still posting valuable content. Here’s hoping it comes in peaks and troughs and it will be back on the up soon! I’m sure, if you are reading this that you already do, but if not, if you see my posts – please give them a like. It may seem minimal to you but it helps our engagement and reach enormously and as we are still growing our small businesses any help you can give us is a push in the right direction.
Finally, as I’m sure some of you will have guessed from my hints, I have a very exciting second project in the pipeline. I had typed out a reveal giving you all the deets but I have a few final things that need to come together before I can let the cat out the bag. I’ve poured all my energy and passion into this and I cannot wait to share with you lovely (and patient) people as I just know you are going to LOVE IT as much as I do!
I’ve rambled on for long enough now, so thank you for reading. I have gained so much inspiration from every single person who has engaged with our content so I can’t thank you all enough for being our biggest supporters every step of the way.
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Much love, Lou x