Merry Christmas & Scratchtruck News

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. It is very difficult for me to write this message this season.

Almost 6 years ago we started this journey with the founding of Scratchtruck. Our business plan was to work hard on building the brand for 4 years and then look to expand into a restaurant. During this time, we have gone from the 9th food truck in the city, to a Top 101 Food Truck in the USA and a Best of Indy. We have worked hard and sacrificed many things to focus on this goal. We have learned a lot during this time. When we started, we really knew nothing about operating a food truck, but neither did anyone else, as it was a fledgling industry. We learned a lot the hard way. One thing that we learned early is that food trucking in Indianapolis is a seasonal business. It is too difficult to operate year round. The winter is brutal. This made or drive to “protect ourselves” during the winter more intense. Our 2nd year we were able to secure a stand in Bankers Life Fieldhouse to help us until we could get to our goal of a restaurant. We were also able to do a “Pop Up” restaurant last winter to help protect us. After the Pop Up, we focused our intensity on looking for funding to secure a brick and mortar location.

This winter really brought us to our knees, as business really slowed down earlier than in the past. With us seeing that our dream of the brick and mortar has passed, we have made the difficult decision to shutter operations. I still can’t believe that I am typing this, as this has been my life for the last 6 years.

It has been a fun, yet difficult journey these past 6 years. I would like to thank my family for supporting me, even though they rarely saw me. Our employees, for helping me along this journey, and having the patience as we were making a lot of this up as we went and finally to our customers. Without you, we would not have made it past the 1st year. Thank you for giving us a try and embracing what we were trying to accomplish.

As I move on to the next chapter of my life, I will always remember the time that was spent the memories that were made on “the big red truck”

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Matt Kornmeyer

 

 

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Lunch Today (12/17)

LUNCH 12:30pm-7pm-#Indy-Downtown-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-Crossroads Classic-Boilermakers vs Fighting Irish & Hoosiers vs Bulldogs-Section #224 Upper Balcony

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This Week’s Schedule (12/12-12/18)

Monday 12/12 DINNER 6pm-9pm

#Indy-Downtown-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-Pacers vs Hornets-Section #224 Upper Balcony

Tuesday 12/13 LUNCH 11:30am-2:30pm

Private Event

Wednesday 12/14 

Off/Prep

Thursday 12/15 

Off

Friday 12/16 

Off

 

Saturday 12/17 LUNCH 12:30pm-7pm

#Indy-Downtown-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-Crossroads Classic-Boilermakers vs Fighting Irish & Hoosiers vs Bulldogs-Section #224 Upper Balcony

Saturday 12/17- DINNER 7:30pm-10:30pm

Private Event

Sunday 12/18

Off

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Today’s Schedule (12/10)

LUNCH 11am-1:30pm-#Indy-Eastside-Ed Martin Nissan-802 N Shadeland Ave

ORDER ONLINE www.netwaiter.com/scratchtruck/all-locations

DINNER 6pm-9pm-#Indy-Downtown-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-Pacers vs Trailblazers-Section #224 Upper Balcony

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Today’s Schedule (12/7)

LUNCH 11am-1:30pm-#Indy-Downtown-Angie’s List-1030 E Washington St (in back)

DINNER 5:30pm-8:30pm-#Carmel-GEICO-101 W 103rd St

ORDER ONLINE www.netwaiter.com/scratchtruck/all-locations

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This Week’s Schedule (12/5-12/11)

Monday 12/5

Off

Tuesday 12/6

Off/Prep

Wednesday 12/7 LUNCH 11am-1:30pm

#Indy-Downtown-Angie’s List-1030 E Washington St (in back)

Wednesday 12/7 DINNER 5:30pm-8:30pm

#Carmel-GEICO-101 W 103rd St

Thursday 12/8 

Off

Friday 12/9 

Off

Saturday 12/10 LUNCH 11am-1:30pm

#Indy-Eastside-Ed Martin Nissan-802 N Shadeland Ave

Saturday 12/10- DINNER 6pm-9pm

#Indy-Downtown-Bankers Life Fieldhouse-Pacers vs Trailblazers-Section #224 Upper Balcony

Sunday 12/11

Off

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This Week’s Menu (12/5-12/11)

Scratch Burger- 1/3 lb custom ground patty, bacon marmalade, arugula and gorgonzola cheese, served on a fresh, toasted bun. $9.25

Backyard Burger- 1/3 lb custom ground patty, shredded lettuce, tomato, pickles, diced onions, mayo, ketchup, yellow mustard and american cheese, served on a fresh, toasted bun. $9.25

Scratch Grilled Cheese- Red Wine Braised Short Ribs, Caramelized Red Onions, Arugula, Colby Jack & Muenster Cheese, served on toasted Honey White $10.25

Polenta & Black Bean Cake- (Housemade) Polenta, Black Beans, Red Peppers, Onions, Jalapenos & Jack Cheese served with Avocado Puree & Pico de Gallo on a toasted bun. $7.25

BBQ Chicken Cone- 2 Chicken Tenders, Caramelized Red Onions, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, topped with Pickles & BBQ Sauce and served in a flour tortilla. $7.25

Scratch Patty Melt- 1/3 lb custom ground patty, Bacon Marmalade, Caramelized Onions, Sharp Cheddar, Swiss, served on Marbled Rye $9.25

Frito Pie Burger- 1/3 lb custom ground patty, Texas Chili, Yellow Mustard, Diced Onions, Frito’s Corn Chips, Sharp Cheddar, served on a toasted bun $9.25

Texas Cheesesteak- Shaved Ribeye, BBQ Sauce, Grilled Jalapenos, Grilled Onions & Sharp Cheddar,  served on a toasted hoagie bun $10.25

Texas Chili- Housemade, w. Guajilo Chiles & Chuck, topped with Sharp Cheddar & Diced Onions 8oz $4.00

French Fries- Small $2.50 Large $5.00

Poutine  Fries- Fries tossed in a Housemade Chicken Gravy with Mozzarella Cheese Curds & topped with fresh Herbs Small $3.50 Large $7.00

Chili Cheese Fries- Fries, topped with Texas Chili, Sharp Cheddar & Diced Onions Small $3.50 Large $7.00

Chocolate Pie in a bowlHousemade, Dark Chocolate Pudding topped with Pie Crust, Whipped Cream $3.50

Ginger Lemonade-22oz $2.75

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