Juline Mathe, who was born and raised in Jamaica, took a danger, left her profession as a flight attendant, and opened her new meals truck enterprise in Dallas, Texas, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was motivated to start out her personal enterprise as a result of it had at all times been her dream – she comes from a household of Jamaican cooks – and since she wished to guard her daughter, who has a well being situation that locations her in a high-risk insurance coverage class.
In an interview with FOX 4 in November of 2020, Mathe mentioned that, for a few month, Renee’s Jerk Hen did very nicely, however then enterprise “simply obtained lifeless,” Mathe mentioned. Diners cherished her meals, however she started having issues discovering a spot to park her meals truck, and her rooster is cooked on-site, it was not one thing that could possibly be reused. “I used to be shedding a lot cash,” she famous, that she didn’t understand how the enterprise may survive.
Then assist arrived within the type of Ram Mehta, the proprietor of In-Fretta Pizza and Wings, who had a yearning for Jamaican meals. He noticed the FOX 4 interview and referred to as Mathe to ask about her hours of operation and to say he wished to purchase among the meals. He mentioned she was very depressed and instructed him she didn’t “have a spot or no matter.” Mehta then texted her and instructed her she may park her meals truck throughout from his restaurant. Mathe was shocked on the provide, questioning why one other restaurant proprietor would wish to have a cell restaurant in entrance of their enterprise and considering that there have to be a price concerned. Mehta instructed her that there was no value; he simply wished her to succeed.
Mehta made his provide as a result of he had as soon as been homeless and is aware of what it feels prefer to face hardships. As soon as he turned a profitable enterprise proprietor, Mehta based Everybody Eatz, a motion that organizes giveaways of free meals. He began Everybody Eatz due to a promise to his late mom and a promise to at all times give again to his neighborhood. Mathe calls him her “fairy godfather.”
Mathe and Mehta at the moment are dedicated to working collectively. Renee’s Jerk Hen sells out frequently, and Everybody Eatz will get greater each day. On a current Saturday, the initiative marked handing out over half 1,000,000 meals.