Food Bike Future
Organized by: John Romankiewicz
Event Name: Keep Supporting CGIU Commitments Challenge 2016
We are committed to building food bikes for starting food entrepreneurs in the East Bay. All donations will fund the design process for our pipeline of potential customers, which is growing every day!
Donate $25 and you get a Food Bikery magnet and will be listed as a Food Bikery Friend on our website.
Donate $500 and you get a party catered by Jian Bing Johnny's (Food Bikery's first food bike) for you and 25 of your friends (limited to East Bay but available now!). You will also get a Food Bikery magnet and will be listed as a Food Bikery Legend on our website.
A food bike is a low-capital, low-footprint alternative to a food truck that can be used by food entrepreneurs to efficiently and profitably enter the mobile food market. The Food Bikery enables the food bike revolution by providing two tools. First, we sell food bikes as the tool for food entrepreneurs to pursue low-capital, low-footprint mobile food. Second, we rent out commercial kitchen space at competitive rates so these entrepreneurs have a place to 1) prep their ingredients before they go cook and serve and 2) store and clean their bikes when they are done serving.
We measure social impact in two ways – first, economic access for all, and second, ongoing sustainability.
1. Economic Access for All: We anticipate being able to reduce capital expense by up to 80% to get a food bike up and running compared with a food truck. Second, we estimate that food bike entrepreneurs can double their income by becoming sole-proprietors of food bikes. Food truck and restaurant employees make $10-12/hour; our goal is for food bike owners to make the equivalent of $20-25/hour.
2. Ongoing Sustainability: We estimate the operational carbon footprint of a food bike to be 51-66% lower than a food truck, providing additional sustainability benefits beyond the income.