A lady from General Santos City realized that converting their old multicab into a food truck was a wise decision to make. Now, Jade Cuaresma is earning over P50,000 in just a week’s time selling burgers in her food truck business.
Jade of Driveway Cafe shared how her successful food truck business began and the challenges she faced managing it. According to her, she thought of converting their multicab when the pandemic began. She had always wanted to own a food truck business, so she thought it was the perfect business decision.
The 22-year-old entrepreneur shared on GMA’s Pera Paraan, “Because of the pandemic, nagkaroon ako ng chance na mag-start ng food truck business ko.”
To build her dream food truck, Jade spent over P100,000 including all the equipment. For the menu, she initially spent P30,000 for her subway sandwiches. The money she used was from the savings she had.
Within months of operation, Jade was already able to make up for her capital. Her successful Driveway Cafe is earning over P30,000 to P50,000 every week.
Jade soon opened the doors of her first food truck, the Driveway Cafe. But since the food industry is also highly competitive, she thought of something creative to set her apart. She came up with a huge 16-inch subway sandwich that can be shared with friends or family.
“Kasi dito sa Gensan, common na masyado dito yung mga burgers, kaya nag-isip ako ng ibang mabebenta ko. So, gumawa ako ng 16-inch sandwich. Nagtry ako magbake at pumatok naman siya,” Jade said.
Another factor that sets her menu apart from her competitors is that everything is made from scratch. Instead of ordering bread like other businesses do, Jade has their own freshly baked from their kitchen. Even their patties, sauces and other side dishes are homemade.
“Ang aming sauces, buns, palaman, tinapay are all from scratch. Kasi gusto ko talagang yung timpla niya naka-pair siya sa lasa ng tinapay,” Jade remarked.
Jade says it’s blessing in disguise
The successful businesswoman revealed that her food truck is truly a blessing in disguise for her. While it has always been her dream to be an owner of a food truck, she earlier had other plans.
Two years ago, Jade was supposed to go to Colorado, USA for her internship. Unfortunately, her dreams were put on hold due to the pandemic.
“Naging blessing in disguise. Siguro kung walang pandemic, wala rin akong food truck ngayon, ” she stated.