Kettle Corn NYC Raises More than Half of Funding Goal in One Week through Kickstarter

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Small business owner raises more than half of funding to build first-of-a-kind food truck in New York City

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Through overwhelming support from fans who love our kettle corn, to those who believe in what we’re doing and support from friends and family, we have raised over $13,000 in the first week of our campaign, said Ken Nercessian, owner of Kettle Corn NYC.

Nercessian Kettle Corn NYC, LLC, known as Kettle Corn NYC, the leading kettle corn vendor in New York City, today announced that it has raised more than half of its funding goal of $25,000 in one week through Kickstarter. The campaign, “Let's Build a Kettle Corn NYC Food Truck,” will be live until December 29. The funds will be used toward start-up costs for a first-of-a-kind food truck currently being built.

“Through overwhelming support from fans who love our kettle corn, to those who believe in what we’re doing and support from friends and family, we have raised over $13,000 in the first week of our campaign,” said Ken Nercessian, owner and creator of Kettle Corn NYC. “We are so thankful for everyone who has supported us. We can’t wait to get the truck on the road and fulfill all of the rewards for those who have contributed.”

In exchange for contributions, Kettle Corn NYC is offering several rewards, such as: a kettle corn making demonstration, a monthly membership, and VIP treatment that includes ‘rolling out the red carpet’ and a ‘line-cutting pass’ for free kettle corn. There is also a catered meal with celebrity of Hell’s Kitchen Season 8 and long-time friend, Chef Boris.

Since 2004, Kettle Corn NYC has been serving-up unique flavors of fresh hand-popped kettle corn that is actually stirred-by-hand in a giant kettle at street fairs throughout New York City on weekends, from April to November.

“With a food truck, not only will we be able to provide kettle corn all year round, but we will also be the first popcorn vendor in New York City that stirs kettle corn by-hand in an actual kettle in the truck,” said Ken. “New Yorkers love watching kettle corn being made and we can’t wait to provide that experience on wheels.”

The funds will be used for equipment, interior build-out, exterior design, insurance, supplies, and licensing.

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About Nercessian Kettle Corn NYC, LLC
In 2004, Ken Nercessian, a Chef de Partie of the banquet department at Manhattan’s luxurious St. Regis hotel, began Kettle Corn NYC. The small kettle corn operation immediately hit the New York City street festival scene, participating in approximately 60 street fairs, each year, mostly in Manhattan.

Ken has created a multitude of flavors, but serves about 15 at each event, ranging from sweet to savory to spicy. The most popular flavors are: Original, Caramel, Cheddar and Spicy Cajun BBQ.

Kettle Corn NYC has also been a participant at Citi Pond at Bryant Park and has appeared on WNBC NY Live, WABC Tory Johnson’s Secret Sales, Good Day New York and Food Network’s Unwrapped.    

For more information on Kettle Corn NYC, please visit Facebook and Yelp.

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