Parker County Today August 2016 - Page 82

AUGUST 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Continued from page 67 “So we had the truck and we were just sitting around and couldn’t take it out anywhere because of the weather. We worked for a week and then we were off for two months.” Since then Bite My Biscuit has done nothing but grow.  “Everything we serve is made on homemade buttermilk biscuits that we make from scratch every day,” Grant explained. “We do brisket, pork, doughnuts, breakfast biscuits with gravy. Basically anything that has been on a bun or tortilla we’ve put on our biscuits.” They recently won the 2016 Food Truck Championship of Texas with the Blaker ATW which is fried chicken, bacon avocado, and honey mayo piled onto their signature buttermilk biscuit. “That was so shocking,” Candice said. “Because we never thought we’d be the ones to win.” Most of the supplies the Lambdins use are from local places including Parker County’s local farmer’s market. This past First Monday they bought all their vegetables and various ingredients from Weatherford’s market. “We do have a few [supplies] that come from a restaurant supply, but we shop at farmers markets whenever we can, like we have one close to home so we go there all the time,” Grant explained. “The only thing that we don’t get local is the imported stuff like a few things from Louisiana for the Cajun-type recipes we use.” The general area that Bite My Biscuit caters to is Fort Worth and its surrounding cities. “The farthest we’ve been is Decatur. We’ve gone to Waco and Graham. A couple of hours from Fort Worth is as far as we usually go,” Candice said. “But we’ll go farther if the opportunity presents itself.” They are still catering events including Taste of Dallas and the Buckets and Boots fundraiser out in Graford, which is a huge event for the volunteer fire department. They have even done the Blue Bonnet Festival as well as the Fort Worth Food and Wine festival last year. “Some events we go to every year and some of them are a one-time thing,” the couple said. “We do a lot here in Parker County like First Monday trade days, Weatherford Blooms festival, some of the car shows, business grand openings. We’ve done the Rescue Rodeo too. We’re usually at First Mondays and the Clear Fork Food Park in Fort Worth. And all the local breweries and distilleries.” 80 They can be found at the food park about four times a month. “We don’t have a lot of availability to the food parks because we try to stay loyal to the people who believed in us from the beginning,” Grant said. “The industry is not what we expected but we have a lot of fun doing it.” The food truck is cheaper than owning their own restaurant, so the Lambdins see Bite My Biscuit as “getting their feet wet.” “Ultimately, having a restaurant is where we are wanting to go. If the biscuits don’t work out, then we still have a mobile food truck and we had started catering before we had the food truck. And with the catering having the food truck allows us to cook food on site. We can change the location or even the menu if Bite My Biscuit doesn’t work out,” they said. “It seemed the easier way to go and not that much liability. And we’re young, and didn’t have the money to invest into a restaurant.” They want to be in a restaurant of their own in the next five to 10 years and they also want to expand the Bite My Biscuit fleet.  With the success of the food truck, the Lambdins are already getting reoccurring events. “It’s not in our plans to travel to other states at the moment,” Candice said. “We have so much we want to do here and we have so much business here. We have a lot of reoccurring events that are already booked for next year.”  Plus, with the complication of getting their permits they aren’t traveling like they thought they would. “We can only take the truck so far with our current permits,” they said. But they still have plans for more competitions. “There is a biscuit fest in Tennessee that we’re thinking of attending, but the permitting side of it makes it difficult,” the resident cook explained. “Permits aren’t done state by state but by city and county, so every different city we go to we’d have to check with the city requirements to be able to get the proper permit. We just have to make sure that it’s feasible and we have everything right.”  But for now they are happy doing what they’re doing. “We work on the truck and we have two college girls that work part-time for us,” Candice said with a smile. “And hopefully one of them will work full-time when she graduates in August. Our family and friends really help us too, especially Grant’s brother, but it’s all on a part-time basis. Grant and I are the only full-time people.”  With their backgrounds and experience, it’s no surprise Bite My Biscuit is such a hit wherever it goes.