Why Small Businesses Matter
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You're IT Lunch Lady Gerri’s!
Four questions with Steven Cash, founder of Lunch Lady Gerri’s.
Why did you start your business?
I was The Executive Chef for a local hotel and then Covid hit. The hotel closed down and I needed to make a living. My wife said, “if there was any time for you to start your food truck, this is it”. So we found a truck and started the process.
What is your best-selling product/service?
We recently won Best Hot Dog for 2022 in Stamford. And we do sell a lot of Hot Dogs but we are the “home of the sloppy” so, our Sloppy Joes have become very popular. Put them together and our greatest seller is The Gym Teacher, a Sabrett Hot Dog topped with our delicious Sloppy Joe.
How many local businesses do you use to support your business (products and services) and can you name them?
Mostly the businesses we use that are local are keeping our truck running. For our repairs, we use Lonestar Repair. Without them, our truck wouldn’t be on the road. We are also teaming up with Treats. Bella's to come up with a special cookie she will create for us to sell on our truck.
Have you "reimagined" your small business?
Our business is still in its infancy. We are open for just a little over a year. As with any food business, there is an evolution but it takes time. But could I see moving away from The Lunch Lady? No, but if we were able to make this a success then adding a truck would be a possibility and we already have a name and theme for it. Until then Lunch Lady Gerri’s will still do what we do.
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