LSU students and brothers Daniel and Samuel Shapiro received funding from LSU to launch a year-round Thanksgiving food truck, which will feature a twist on traditional Thanksgiving food.
The brothers won the 12th annual J Terrell Brown Venture Challenge held by LSU for their business proposal, and won a grand prize of $20,000 to go toward their innovative food idea.
This innovative quick-service food concept will include fried turkey fingers and stuffing fries served from a fleet of vibrant food trucks.
The brothers said they came up with the idea when they randomly wanted to order chicken fingers one day but agreed that turkey fingers would be better.
They plan to use the money earned from the contest to start their business in Baton Rouge, Austin or Houston.
“At first we were like ‘Aw cool we got this, let’s do this.' And then just everyday we kept telling ourselves we had to outcompete everyone around us, and we just kind of forced ourselves to work everyday,” Co-Founder of Röllin' Yoggler's Turkey Durkeys Samuel Shapiro said.
“I think that was one of our advantages, was when one of us got upset or tired the other would be like ‘We have to win. We wanna win a lot of money. Let’s do this,’” Shapiro said.