Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Before the Start of the San Diego Fair
The official opening day is not until June 8, 2012 and will run until July 4, 2012, the fair is closed on Mondays and we may be able to squeeze in some down time. Until then we are still driveway mooching and helping with preparations for the fair.
Mike & Brittney Peterson, no relation to us, own and operate RSI Concessions aka Sippers and More. Mike has been a part of it all of his life, his grandfather started it and his father dabbled in it and Mike took it over in 1997. It is a well-oiled machine in so many ways and once we get set up it will show just how great of a business it truly is.
Jerry has been helping with some projects revamping some of the trailers, adding more lighting, cutting piping and cleaning and packing the trailers for travel to the fair, which has begun.
As for me, I have been going through many resumes and looking to hire a few more people. Most of his employees are returning from last year, which for us says a lot about his character but there are a few open spots that need to be filled. This is the first time they hired managers, up until now he and his wife has been doing it all themselves. We look forward to making their lives a bit easier and then we are excited about heading with them directly to the Orange County Fair once this event is over for our next adventure. Same business…different venue!
This week the trailers went over to the fair, we picked up our credentials and worked on setting up our temporary trailer. Friday is “Media Day” and we have to set up for that on the fairgrounds, but then tear it down and move it to our location for the fair. Media day apparently gets a buzz going and gets people interested in coming to the fair and visiting the different types of food trailers.
RSI Concessions always has something new and adventurous to add and has 2 different food trailers and 2 carts located throughout the fair. We will be managing just one of the food trailers and they will handle the others. If you find you are in the area and plan to attend the fair, please come by and see us. We will post more about our location once we get settled in.
We are now off for a few days and we will take advantage of it. We are leaving the driveway and going to hang out for a few days on the beach before heading to the fair on Friday. Some sightseeing, some play, some shopping, and we might even throw in some relaxation.
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