Fredericksburg Location Grand Opening
To hear the story about the grand opening after four months in pretty humbling. It was definitely a trial to get here. Memories as clear as if it took place yesterday. We were preparing for an event. All of the food was prepared and ready to be cooked.
At the time, we were members of Frontier Kitchen in Lorton, VA (a commercial kitchen for food
entrepreneurs) and stationed our food truck there. The passing away of Sandra Richards hit like a
ton of bricks, a load of rebar on a semi tractor-trailer of concrete. It took some time, but the family
rebounded. We got the business started again and made it a tribute to her in a sense.
The day we opened our physical location, there were literally cars in the parking lot waiting for the
doors to unlock. From open to close we had a line out of the door. It was amazing. The feedback
from the community was resounding. The support was just astounding. Koolant Brown’s
performance was amazing. The thing that consistently made us take a pause was the mural of
Sandra on the wall. We knew if she was here, she would be working the crowds with her smile and
her personality. Uncle Lance came up from Texas for Sandra. The family has kicked in to support
her dream. Our neighbor came and helped us on opening day. Everyone loved the combination of
Sandra and Rupert. Now that Sandra has left us, Rupert has spearheaded this dream that Sandra
Opening day was her dream coming to fruition. Opening day was all family hands on deck. Opening
day was Taste of Trelawny starting the next chapter of the brand’s evolution.