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[ profile] contentlove was just bemoaning that she wanted sushi but didn't want to go out. I've often felt that way, so it gave me an idea:

Drive By Sushi

Small van you could stand up in with all the sushi bits and when people want sushi they can just get online and order and the van comes by and makes sushi and hands it over.

You could get all cool web 2.0 and have real time tracking. Maybe bid out specials like "if your neighborhood orders x$ a week we'll pre-position the van one day a week in your neighborhood. Do special events like the kite festival or large soccer matches

Sushi was the original finger food, edo period fast food.

Date: 2009-05-03 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's a brilliant idea, and I think it would work. But to buy the "bits" would be a gamble unless you started with some known business. Sushi-grade fish needs to be way fresh. But there is a precedent, here in Austin: the Midnight Tacos truck. It was a S Austin thing - you called, the truck came over and made you tacos. They loved it if you were doing a party but if they weren't busy, they'd come if you were in their area.

I always wondered how it worked out as a business model, since it seemed to disappear: I just found out that the guy who came up with it pretty much has a steady gig going to other cities and teaching people how to set 'em up.

Date: 2009-05-03 02:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Some of my West Coast friends are often mentioning getting sushi delivered to their homes. There's a precedent either in SF area or Seattle or something...

You know what I'd love to see in Austin? There's a new thing in LA with the taco stands: it's owned by a Korean guy and it's Korean BBQ tacos. I dig it b/c they have such LA-Korean/Latino heart about it - They've been rocketing to some media/online fandom, and it's catching on up the West Coast. It's an interesting to watch.

In Berkeley there was a stand that sold basic CA-roll, philly roll and tekkamaki sushi, miso soup, and various flavors of udon/soba. They had the best cups of kitsune-udon (udon with broth and tempura bits).

Date: 2009-05-03 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
that korean bbq guy is all about the social networking -- he twitters where he is, it's totally a cool story!

Date: 2009-05-03 04:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They have this in Berkeley:

I think many Japanese/Asian.restaurants.with.sushi do delivery, but it's only part of their business.

Untapped market I think. I could totally see it as an awesome South Austin idea.

Date: 2009-05-03 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
When pot is legal I'm going to start a cannabis, pizza & munchies delivery service.


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