Fire Within is proud to call Chase Gibb of Coal Haus 337, a Fire Within community member. Chase attended our Wood Fired University, even being a pizza restaurant owner, and learned the benefit of adding a mobile unit to his existing business.   I already have three brick & mortar locations, so this is just a natural progression for me. The location, size, capacity, and floor plan of this new restaurant fits my exact business blueprint requirements. We will be able to fulfill all three arms of our restaurant model-Dine In, Carryout, and Catering-through this new location. I will utilize my
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Frank Fortino purchased his Cucina series mobile wood-fired oven and was pleased that he could generate revenue during the current pandemic. Food trucks are ready made for curbside drive up service. We didn’t have to be creative as some restaurants in figuring out how they were going to handle curbside. So as soon as the restaurants were forced to close we had to figure out how to keep up with demand. We just had the right business at the right time. [There is a] sense of community among other restaurant owners and food trucks. We don’t consider each other competition
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Mike Shapiro and his company, Sgt. Peppers, is the pinnacle example of how a change of career didn’t stop him from giving back and making great food for his community – as well as generating revenue for himself! Prior to starting life with my Fire Within Wood Burning Oven, I was a first responder.  I spent 7 years as a medic and then 30 years in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept.  I retired 3 years ago as a sergeant. I had been attending food shows for several years with my brother who is a chef.  After
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Rick Doering is a great example of how to utilize Fire Within’s resources. He purchased the business manual, attended our Wood Fired University, purchased a mobile unit, and is moving into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. We use mobile units as a catering arm of our business. While we will continue to serve retail events such as wineries, markets, and concerts our focus will be on private functions such as weddings. Rick talks about a recent event where he used his mobile wood-fired oven. (We worked) the 122nd Fighter Wing Air National Guard Fort Wayne Air Show. It was insanity. We had a
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