Friar Tuck’s got it’s start back in 2011, when husband and wife team, Robb and Abby Muise, sat down to plot out how they would turn their passion for creating innovative burgers and sammiches into a full time gig. The first step was to see if people actually liked their cooking beyond their family and friends. Armed with an EZ-Up, home grills, coolers, and a fryer, they headed to the Florida Renaissance Festival to prove their worth. The response was overwhelming. People wondered why our food was so good. The answer was simple; quality beef, fresh ingredients, and a consistent quality at a decent price.
In January 2012, Robb decided to take the next step, quit his job, upgraded their gear and met with even greater success at Florida Renaissance Festival. In May, they purchased a 31′ 1973 Airstream food trailer in Maryland and after driving it down to South Florida, set forth on turning it into the Friar Tuck’s food truck. Behold, the armored beast!
On June 17th, while en route to their first event, tragedy struck. Sadly, they were forced to sign over the remains of the Airstream to the tow company. Robb was able to negotiate terms on the $3000.00 tow bill and salvaged almost $1000.00 in equipment. Robb & Abby had no food truck, no life savings, no jobs, and no idea of what to do. The next 48 hours proved to be a gut check for the Muises as they could either go back to the rat race, with their tail between their legs, or persevere and build another food truck. Through many days of 90+ degree heat and humidity so bad that you’re sweating before any work begins, they completed it on September 6th, 2012.
Watch out South Florida! Friar Tuck’s is here and looking to reinvigorate the food truck landscape with exciting, delicious, innovative gourmet sammiches, burgers, and our signature tater tots.