Kettle Corn NYC Launches Crowd-Funding Campaign to Build First-of-a-Kind Food Truck in New York City

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Small business owner seeks community support to build first food truck, where in exchange the community will be invited to watch kettle corn being made, hand-stirred in a giant kettle.

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With a food truck, not only will we be able to provide kettle corn year round, but we will also be the first popcorn vendor in New York City that stirs the kettle corn by hand in an actual kettle in the truck, said Ken Nercessian, owner, 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 launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise $25,000 to build its first food truck. The funds will be used toward start-up costs: equipment, interior build-out, exterior design, insurance, supplies, and licensing. The public can access the campaign on Kickstarter at http://www.supportkettlecornnyc.com where it will be live for 30 days.

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 Nercessian, owner and creator of Kettle Corn NYC. “New Yorkers love watching kettle corn being made and we can’t wait to provide that experience on wheels.”

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.

“We are super-excited to harness the power of our community through a successful crowd-funding platform like Kickstarter and we are so thankful for everyone who has supported us for so many years,” said Ken.

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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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