Fork In The Road is serving up fresh and familiar food with their own unique twist to the awesome people of the Twin Cities. Best friends since the age of two, Amy Frechette and Kari Offerdahl have always shared a love for friends and family, good food, and a lot of good times! In July of 2010, they decided to bring their show on the road. Leaving the corporate world in L.A., Amy joined Kari back at home in Minnesota, after Kari closed the doors on her daycare business, and the two haven’t looked back since. Minnesotans flock to “Big Orange” for their signature BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions. Other popular items include the Santa Monica BLT with avocado/garlic mayonnaise, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with homemade blue cheese spread, Pulled Pork Tacos with citrus slaw and chipotle sour cream, and Guinness Chili. In addition to serving good food, Amy and Kari pride themselves in making each customer feel at home with Fork In The Road. Whether it be a genuine, heart-felt compliment, a good joke, or a good-humored, sarcastic swift kick in the ass, every customer leaves with a smile.
RH: What is the funniest thing that has happened to you inside a food truck?
Fork in the Road: I offered the Health Inspector a beer, obviously not knowing he was the Health Inspector…oops.
RH: What part of food trucking did you think would be popular that ended up not being so (locations, trends, menu items)?
Fork in the Road: We thought we would be able to service large corporations in the Twin Cities area, offering them something other than their typical, daily cafeteria food. Due to non-compete contracts with their in-house catering companies, we are unable to sell our food to those companies. We would like to see this change, but for now, we are able to sell our food to companies without an in-house cafeteria.
RH: Where is the street food culture heading?
Fork in the Road: We think that the street food trend will continue to expand and only get stronger in the coming years as more and more people become addicted. It is a great way to bring a superb variety of food anywhere…we’re mobile! The owners and creators are accessible to our customers, which can make each experience at the truck a personal one for many of our customers. Getting to meet new people, and put a smile on their faces, is one of the greatest things about owning a food truck!
RH: What on your menu MUST I try?
Fork in the Road: Our BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Caramelized Onions.
RH: What is your favorite “food trade” with another truck?
Fork in the Road: We love the Chicken Currito from Vellee Deli…spicy deliciousness!
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