In the thick of it

Summer has begun and food truck season is on blast!  Last weekend we served at Music in Mears Park in St. Paul. The next day we were at the Pride Beer Dabbler, then Bad Weather Brewing and to top it all off we catered a private party for our own state senator Amy Klobuchar. 

This week promises just as much action as we head out to Treasure Island for ZZ Top and John Fogerty, a block party for Medtronic, then back out to Treasure Island for 2 days of 80's hair bands and July 3rd fireworks.  It keeps going like that for the rest of the summer.  Check out our schedule on our web site at www.peepshotboxusa.com and come see us on our celebration of summer tour!

If you have an event you would like to book us for, we would love to do it.  Be sure to contact us early because our schedule gets tight. 

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Music in Mears

more music to come. check their website

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Charles Johnson
Never sell a Lucky Kitty

Our business relies on lots of little things to help us get things done and tell our story.  We have our favorite spoons for scooping and knives that slice things just right, pots that are the right size and pen holders to keep things in their place. We also have a Lucky kitty that brings us luck and should never be underestimated.  Recently we had a very busy week and everything was going great!  Business was rolling in and it seemed like we could do nothing wrong.  We catered a party for a big company in town. At that party a woman came up to the truck and asked if she could buy the Kitty in the window.  We told her that the kitty was lucky and was not for sale.  The woman persisted and asked what it would take to purchase the kitty.  We threw out a number that we thought was ridiculous to pay for such a thing but the woman didn't bat an eye and raised the number!  Luck kitty sold..  

The following week started off rough.  We were in the weeds and struggling to get out.  Business was slow and the weather was not co-operating. One of us cut a finger tip off and our water pump went out.  We tried to replace Kitty, but her replacement had a bad arm and didn't wave properly.  We finally brought it back and got one that worked.  

Things are back on track now but be warned.  Never sell your lucky Kitty. 

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Charles Johnson
Food Network Visits

Jessi and I got a call from Andrew Zimmern's company Intuitive Content asking if we would be interested in shooting for a Food Network show.  They came out and interviewed us, tried the food and listened to our story. They photographed the food with high speed cameras, flew drones around the truck and mounted gear to the truck.  They had a food stylist taking care of the food to keep it looking it's best.  We can't wait to see it because frankly, we've never looked at us as closely as they did. It was an interesting experience and we'll be sure to let you know when it airs.  Andrew and his crew couldn't have been nicer and more understanding about all the little things we do that make what we do stand out. It was an interesting experience and we'll be sure to let you know when it airs. If you are looking for a company to provide creative content for you and your company check out his company. http://intuitivecontent.com/

Charles Johnson