Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Los Angeles, CA - Jun 06, 2017 - The Original Grilled Cheese Truck (“OGCT”), owned by Big Cheese, Inc. (the “Company”), a gourmet chef-driven food truck and restaurant brand being rolled out nationally, announced today that it has achieved a major milestone in its expansion plan for the Original Grilled Cheese Truck brand — the completion of its Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”). The FDD is a comprehensive legal document governed by both state and federal regulations that is given to potential franchise buyers and provides extensive business and financial information about the franchise opportunity, to ensure a prospective franchisee can make an informed decision about a franchise purchase.
This important milestone comes after the launch of the Company’s new Regulation CF equity crowdfund offering on FlashFunders.com. Anyone can invest and receive an early stake in the Original Grilled Cheese Truck for as little as $100. Funds raised will be used to help bring the brand’s delicious cheesy goodness to millions of adoring grilled cheese and comfort food audiences, U.S. military veterans and foodie entrepreneurs, nationwide.
“The completion of the FDD represents a major event for the Company and the culmination of a significant amount work by our executive team over the past six months. We are now mobilizing our team for a national launch of the Original Grilled Cheese Truck brand which has generated numerous awards and an extraordinary amount of press since its launch in 2009, including a recent award from Time Out LA for the #1 melt in Los Angeles.”
Following completion of this FlashFunders.com crowdfunded capital raise, management plans to conduct a Regulation A+ Initial Public Offering which, if successful, will result in a public market for the Company’s securities on the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market. Some investments in the FlashFunders.com offering are eligible for discounts on OGCT franchise fees, in certain cases up to 100% off, an incentive valued at $35,000. To view details of the OGCT offering on FlashFunders.com, click here.
“The completion of the FDD represents a major event for the Company and the culmination of a significant amount work by our executive team over the past six months,” stated A.J. Cervantes, Chairman of the Company. “We are now mobilizing our team for a national launch of the Original Grilled Cheese Truck brand, which has generated numerous awards and an extraordinary amount of press since its launch in 2009, including a recent award from Time Out LA for the #1 melt in Los Angeles.”
To expand the Original Grilled Cheese Truck brand, management plans to capitalize on the past eight years of success these gourmet sandwiches have achieved in Los Angeles, one of the country’s most competitive arenas of gourmet food truck culture. The rollout of the brand calls for a robust franchise program that offers U.S. Military veterans, food and restaurant entrepreneurs in towns and cities across the country, an opportunity to own and operate an Original Grilled Cheese Truck branded food truck, micro-retail, pop-up, kiosk, food cart and/or brick-and-mortar restaurant. An important component of the Company’s mission and franchise growth strategy will be providing first access and discounted franchise opportunities to those who have bravely served and fought for our country.
The FDD announcement comes weeks after the Company completed its first Regulation CF equity crowdfund offering, raising close to $200,000 from 331 investors on FINRA-regulated MicroVentures.com, and days after the Company launched its second Regulation CF equity crowdfund offering on FlashFunders.com. The offering, subject to investment limits imposed by the Securities and Exchange Commission, is open to ALL investors, both domestic and international, accredited and unaccredited. Proceeds from the raise will go toward national expansion of the award-winning OGCT brand.
To view details of the Company’s FlashFunders.com offering, click here.
Management, led by Chef and Founder Dave Danhi, encourages any and all Original Grilled Cheese Truck customers, fans, friends, followers, and investors to show their support for the American startup and gourmet comfort food brand by participating in the new offering, and sharing the opportunity with their friends on social media.
To learn more about the Original Grilled Cheese Truck and its offering on FlashFunders, please visit https://www.flashfunders.com/cheese.
Big Cheese, Inc. and the Original Grilled Cheese Truck Brand
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck is a nationally recognized American food brand and an entrepreneurial “emerging growth” company with a business strategy that includes the Original Grilled Cheese Truck offerings in gourmet food trucks, small footprint retail, kiosks, food carts, stadiums, military bases, universities, casinos and related venues, festivals, motorsports, action sports, team sports, large outdoor events/concerts, large churches and schools. The Company also seeks to operate both company-owned and franchised Original Grilled Cheese Truck operations with an emphasis on franchised opportunities to Veterans as part of its growth strategy.
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck has been widely covered throughout the nation, including features on the Rachel Ray Show, The Price is Right, ABC Channel 7 (Top Food Truck in Los Angeles), NBC News, Fox News.com, USA Today, Los Angeles Times (Best Food Truck in LA and Southern California), The Cooking Channel, Food & Wine (Best grilled cheese in the U.S.), The Travel Channel, Klout.com (Top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks – 2011), BBC Travel, MSN.com (The Best Food On Wheels), and Zagat Guide.
For more information about the Original Grilled Cheese Truck, visit our website, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and tweet us at @grlledcheesetruk. For more information on our Reg CF Title III Crowdfunding Offering on FlashFunders.com funding portal, please visit: https://www.flashfunders.com/cheese.
Statements in this press release and of the management or representatives of Big Cheese, Inc. in connection therewith that relate to beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, intentions and future financial condition, results of operations or business performance constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations about future events. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, and by words such as “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believe,” “expect,” “project,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan” or other similar words or expressions, and include statements regarding the our ability to commence a significant level of operations and develop the Grilled Cheese Truck brand into a nationally recognized brand, our ability to develop a successful and profitable business model that includes both company-owned and franchise grilled cheese truck operations, our ability to raise additional capital in other securities offering, our ability to execute our proposed national rollout through multiple sales channels, our ability to rollout gourmet food trucks, small-footprint retail, pop-ups, kiosks and food carts. Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this press release may turn out to be inaccurate or wrong. This can occur as a result of inaccurate assumptions or as a consequence of significant known or unknown risks and uncertainties, including the risks disclosed in the Form C that the Company filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and which is available through the FlashFunders funding portal and other risks including risks related to the Company’s ability to raise necessary capital to fund its growth, operate its business successfully given the lack of track record and early stage of operations, manage growth effectively, comply with regulations applicable to its business, compete successfully given the high level of competition, and retain and engage talented employees and key personnel necessary to execute the company’s business plan. Because of these risks and uncertainties, the Company’s actual results may differ materially from those that might be anticipated from its forward-looking statements. Therefore, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. All trademarks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
Big Cheese, Inc. d/b/a the Grilled Cheese Truck
Trilogy Capital Group, LLC
A.J. Cervantes, Chairman
The Original Grilled Cheese Truck