In his early 20's as many of us, Rashid, needed a way to pay for school and support himself. Without nothing to lose, Rashid, built what would be the first of many Food Carts!! Rashid sold Donuts, Pastries, and Coffee for many years in the Columbus Circle Section of Manhattan. When the cart needed maintenance, upgrades, and repairs, Rashid also became his own Handyman/Repairman. Not only repairing his cart, but Rashid also helped out fellow Cart Owners that did not have the money for repairs or didnt have much money to spare to keep their Carts and livelihood operational.
These acts of Good Deeds, set the Foundation for Rashid's Shop, which has become the most well-known and Reputable Repair Manufacturing Plant in Astoria, Queens. Rashid is known all throughout NYC by Most Food Cart and Truck Owners. 19 Years ago, Rashid opened his first tiny Shop in Queens, and have now expanded to a 5,000 + square foot Shop which builds Food Carts, Trucks, Trailers.
Rashid's has also developed a luxury line of Carts and Mobile Food Trucks that is STILL CHEAPER than what many Manufacturers charge for their Basic Mobile Food Trucks. These Trucks and Carts include multiple pieces of cooking equipment, multiple televisions, video games, and atm machines!!!
OUR PREMISE is that We BELIEVE EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO OPEN A BUSINESS, AND FOLLOW THEIR PASSION WITHOUT BREAKING THEIR BANK!
Several Years ago, Rashid brought on board Laura Burrell, Mobile Food Consultant, Working Capital Specialist, and Social Media Blogger to build the Marketing and Food Truck Financing aspect of the Business. Together, Rashid and Laura, have taken Rashid's Shop from a local Manufacturer to a builder that is sought after throughout the US and Internationally.
Rashid's Vision is to build luxury Food Trucks and Carts at a Price that makes it Affordable for anyone or any business seeking to enter the Mobile Food Business without breaking their bank!
PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR OUR NETWORKING EVENTS, especially "Rashid's Young Adult Entrepreneur's Chef Club" - Through the The Clique Lounge Mobile Food Cart - we will be featuring Young Chefs and giving them the Opportunity to Spend six weeks on our one of Carts Preparing, Marketing, and working toward building their own Mobile Food Business.