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The Latest & Greatest from Move That Dough Baking Co

vegan desserts from Move That Dough Baking CoWe’ve been busy around Move That Dough Baking Co! Here are a few updates from Kacie…

Franny Lu the Food Truck has been getting some pretty serious work done the last couple of weeks.  When we got to the flooring, Rick was quick about getting the old boards out and  what we found under that?  Needed some real love.

Today I am so grateful for the skilled mind and hands of Midnight of Iron Giant Fabrication.  (Find him on Instagram – @themidnightace ). Midnight has been such an encouragement to me.  Not only has he honestly assessed the issues, he has been alongside to help narrow down options and has also helped me start a priority list for the bare minimums of getting this girl up and going.  He has built a load-bearing subfloor frame which he then has been welding onto the pre-existing frame.

She drives better already, feels stronger… and he’s not even done!

I am searching and researching for the right generator for Franny, as well as our fresh and grey water tanks and a filtration system, while trying to also catch up with the paperwork side of things.  Balance!

We have three solar panels that I hope to be able to incorporate into the power supply for our truck, and I am also aiming to make connections to receive more education about that, too!

Pop-Up News – Come out and see us!

This week, Move That Dough Baking Co will have donuts available at the c3 lab.  They’ll have Behailu Academy students showing their work and performing for a couple hours. They will also have beer and a photography exhibit running from 7pm to 10pm on Friday the 29th! We’ll have donuts there starting around 7pm and will hang out throughout the eve while they last. Come support local art and artists and do something fun this Friday!

Updates from Move That Dough – Our Food Truck, Girls Rock Charlotte & Pop Ups

move that doughMove That Dough has been taking it easy blog-wise these past two weeks, and we’ve been mostly working on limited special orders and maintaining our goods over at Central Coffee on weekends. Why? We’ve been focusing our energy on the truck so we can have a home space, finally.

Franny the Food Truck has officially been dropped off to the trusted and skilled hands of Southside Rides Foundation. Dave founded Southside after his life changed through technical college and applying his love for mechanics. Southside aims to show that every person is capable of being a contributing member of society, they teach skills and provide mentorship along the way. We are happy to represent Southside in Charlotte with hopes that their Charlotte location will come to be!

Kacie can’t stop daydreaming about the next steps for Franny and reflecting with gratitude every day for the friends who have stood by her for the journey thus far. Through the extremes of building a business that personifies a lot of your heart and intention through a very strange route, the joys and the terrifying moments, the laughs, tears and miles driven. “I am blessed,” says Kacie.

Girls Rock Charlotte Update
The Move That Dough team raised over $300 in donut donations for Girls Rock Charlotte, in addition to those of you who gave online. (Thank you! We see you!) The goal was $5,000, and we’ll tell you what – these girls are loved, and that goal has been met!

Our Next Event
We have a popup on June 18th from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Broken Spoke with Chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra. Plan on having some coffee, donuts, waffles and more!

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Charlotte VegFest 2016 and Franny Lu the Food Truck

franny lu food truck mechanic rick the mechanic

Rick the Mechanic with the record Phil and Kacie got him for his birthday. His old favorite- a
Jimmy Hendrix. He had a huge record collection once that was stolen from him. He almost cried 😉

First things first… We need to let you know that Charlotte VegFest is this Saturday at the Grady Cole Center! We will be there starting at 11am with donuts, coffee, and more treats (like future menu items) representing Move That Dough Baking Co. Come see us before we run out of goodies! (FYI – Due to anticipated volume, we won’t be selling donuts by the dozen at this event. We will be selling singles and 3-packs only.) Personally, we can’t wait to hang with friends like Maya and Emre of Dreamy Leaf, Shaun of  Vegan Appeal, vegan chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra, and Brian Williams of Terra Flora!

Now for the real “meet” of this post… Franny Lu!

Franny Lu is our food truck. She’s named after Move That Dough’s founder Kacie Smagcaz’s Grandma Fran. Fran is the lady that really took Kacie under her wing and taught her to bake from the time she was a little girl. Kacie couldn’t think of a better way to honor such an important figure in her life than with this awesome next move in the growth of Move That Dough Baking Co!

We’re just getting started with Franny Lu’s conversion from vintage RV to modern food truck…and there’s a lot of work to be done. Our friend Rick the Mechanic recently had a birthday which he spent diligently working on the interior of Franny Lu, working on some wiring, and checking out the generator.  He truly is a wonderful friend to have!

Next up? We are looking over paint options and vinyl wrap options and making calls about what Franny will be looking like in the near future!

Stay tuned…and make plans to come out and meet Franny when we get her on the road!

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