Did someone say potatoes? Though the concept started as a joke between friends, owner and operator Kevin Johnson wanted to demonstrate there was a market for delicious potato-based meals in the United States. Originally from Canada, Kevin wanted to recreate an "International House of Poutine" to introduce the popular Canadian dish to Coloradoans.
With his first food truck, Kevin faced a wide variety of challenges while growing Potato Potato, but it has quickly found its niche and become a favorite spot for delicious potato goodness. Potato Potato has won numerous awards and continues to innovate on their already-tasty menu, using – you guessed it – potato as the main ingredient.
While poutine – a dish made of thick-cut fries, gravy, and cheese curds – is their staple, these tater lovers will put everything from BBQ chicken to carne asada atop a baked potato or fries. Though their menus changes seasonally, one thing stays the same all year: their specials sell out quickly!
Potato Potato is also heavily involved in the local Colorado Springs community and has donated 5-10% of their first-year profits to the organization Pikes Peak Region. It's proof that a simple concept can do well, despite the challenges one might face in starting a food truck business.