Warren's BBQ BUS Cafe

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Raised by 1 person in 9 months
Hi I'm Warren.  I would like to share my story with you.

Back in 2000 I followed my passion for BBQ and purchased a smoker on wheels and began serving the public cooking and smoking at festivals, special events and private parties and became quickly known as Warren's BBQ.  In the past 17 years I've received several awards for my food and sauce and expanded the menu.

With the expansion of the menu, including fried specialties (like Portobello Mushroom fries) at events it takes 3 tents for my setup, setting up several tables, loading and unloading fryers and keeping everything organized.

With tents you are always suseptible to inclement weather which can hurt business depending upon severity.

My goal is to make Warren's BBQ a pleasent experience for vending, serving and for my customers.  To realize this goal my dream is to turn a school bus into a kitchen/mini-restaurant on wheels!  This way the kitchen is off the ground and inside and folks can come inside the bus to eat or just pick up food and stay out of the weather if they so wish.

What's special about the school bus is, that when I'm not BBQing I'm a school bus driver and the bus I'm hoping to purchase is bus T-39 the very first bus I trained in  when I first started my job and drove my routes.  There's a story and history with this bus and it's coming up for sale!

What a cool story to tell my customers as they hang in the bus enjoying their food in the seating area, or sharing stories with those coming up to the serving window at events.

This is where I need everyone's help to get this going!

The funding amount will cover the purchase of the bus, repainting it (required by state law), converting the interior to 16 feet of seating with tables and booths and a bar/stool area and 16 feet of kitchen.  Purchase of state approved equipment for the kitchen.

For every $ contributed you will receive gift certificates to Warren's BBQ for the equal value of the contribution redeemable at of our events.

For larger contributions I can also cater a party for your family and friends.

This is my current setup.  3 tents, one for serving area, one for cooking area and one for storage area. 

This is where I'd like to head towards.  Off the ground and much more convenient for serving and patrons.

Here is a drawing of the plans....
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