By Argus Leader Contributor | Argus Leader
Jason Spars jumped into business with both feet. And four wheels.
Two days after finishing his food truck, he took Leen’s Mobile Grubbery to Food Truck Friday, a downtown event that draws more than 1,000 people.
“It’s a learning process, that’s for sure,” said Spars, as he juggled orders of chicken and waffles and sweet chili rice bowls.
Spars, who has been working in kitchens since he was a teenager, managed a restaurant in Sioux Falls before decided to get into business for himself.
He named Leen’s Mobile Grubbery in honor of his grandmother, Eileen.
He offers five menus “with different styles of food we offer to event coordinates so they can choose what they need,” he said.
Friday’s menu was mostly Asian-inspired, with Thai chicken nachos and sweet chicken lettuce wraps.
He also has an Italian menu, a breakfast one and a south-of-the-border Mexican menu.
The plan is to balance his business model between taking the trucks to events and operating it curbside.