ANN ARBOR, MI — With 10 a long time of serving up veggie burgers and soy-based shakes less than her belt, Debra Levantrosser is all set to transfer on to more substantial and improved issues.
Levantrosser owns Shimmy Shack, a vegan and gluten-free of charge meals truck serving the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas, and not long ago place out a connect with for consumers for the enterprise.
“I experience that for the past 10 many years, I have been modifying the way individuals eat, and I sense that it is time for me to go on and adjust the way men and women assume,” Levantrosser explained.
Levantrosser is inquiring for at least $275,000 for Shimmy Shack’s truck, branding and recipes. The sale does not consist of Shimmy’s Cupboard, a food stuff pantry serving vegan and gluten-absolutely free food stuff. The purchaser will, having said that, inherit the truck’s existing plan, which features bookings for Artwork in the Park in downtown Plymouth and Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch.
“The wheels are turning, pretty much and figuratively,” Levantrosser said.
Shimmy Shack serves a selection of vegan and gluten-cost-free food items, which includes a soy-primarily based coney pet dog, a falafel pita, nachos and cookies. Whilst the truck is primarily based in Plymouth, it serves the Ann Arbor and Detroit locations, such as appearances at Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch and Wiard’s Orchard in Ypsilanti.
The truck has bought much more than 60,000 of its first recipe veggie burgers and was voted into the major 10 meals vans in the country in 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021.
An best consumer would have a passion for gluten-free and vegan foods, Levantrosser said.
“I imagine the new proprietor is in just my community by now someplace for the reason that of the level of passion you have to have in order to place yourself out there and have a enterprise like this,” Levantrosser explained.
Despite the fact that she mentioned she will miss interacting with shoppers, she feels a “really solid contacting to transfer into the education and awareness space,” Levantrosser explained. She wants to target on teams that do not commonly have entry to instruction on veganism or would not typically consider about the origin of food, with a unique emphasis on how the agricultural sector treats animals.
“I do not imagine people today genuinely have an understanding of how we get milk,” Levantrosser reported.
There are at the moment no strategies to shut the truck if a purchaser does not surface, Levantrosser extra.
“The long run is for positive a lot more vegan than it is now,” she said.
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