KEEPING YOU UP TO DATE on what has been going on for the last few months. My brother and I have decided to jump in, take the risk, and start our own business; MACnBACON, LLC.
My brother makes awesome mac ‘n cheese and I have been making some of the best bacon available for a while now. So, our goal is simple… ‘To make the best gourmet mac ‘n cheese and the best tasting bacon anyone has ever eaten.’
OK, maybe the goal is not so easy after all, but we truly want to serve the absolute best products we can. Everything we make will be scratch made from only the best ingredients. The bacon is dry-cured using an old school method straight from the farms of rural America. We have even invested in building our own smokehouse so that we have control over every stage of the curing and smoking process.
TARGET DATE: We are shooting to start selling in early spring of 2016. We will sell on our own website, at local farmers markets and swap meets, and from the door of our kitchen, located out in the sticks of Missouri.
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO LATELY: During our free time, when not at our 9 to 5 jobs, we have been building out our kitchen and smokehouse at my house in Union, MO. We are converting a portion of my garage into a Health Department approved and inspected kitchen and building our smokehouse.
CHANGING UP THE FORMAT: I am changing up the format of this blog to keep everyone up to speed on the progress of out new venture. So, check back often for updates on where we are at with the kitchen build, the smokehouse build, with the website and, most importantly, when that awesome bacon and mac ‘n cheese will be ready to order!!!
Today I had the pleasure of meeting with two great guys from the Franklin County (Mo) Health Department. They came out to look at my home, specifically my garage, to tell me if my idea of turning my garage into an inspected kitchen would work.
See, my brother and I have been dreaming of starting our own business. I have always wanted to do a business selling old school, dry-cured, artisan bacon and other smoked meats like sausages and maybe even different styles of bacon from around the world. My brother, Tim, is big into gourmet mac n cheese. He makes some sinfully good dishes out of those noodles and cheese. So, we have the idea to open a business selling mac and bacon. We even reserved the domain http://www.macnbacon.com. 🙂
The first step is deciding where to build out the space to prepare our mouth-watering creations. We decided that since we both work full-time jobs, it would be best, for now, not to rent a space but to build out a kitchen at my house so that we can cook on the weekends and sell online and at farmer’s markets here in Missouri.
Today was successful. The tentative approval was given to move forward. We are just waiting on the results of a water test (I am on well water so we have to be sure it is safe for the business) and then we are good to go.
So, I will be posting our progress as we form the business, build out the kitchen, launch our website and start selling.
Wish us luck!!!