• Food & Beverage On Wheels Prove Vintage Is In

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     
  • Food & Beverage On Wheels Prove Vintage Is In

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     
  • Food & Beverage On Wheels Prove Vintage Is In

     
    POSTED February 25, 2020
     

Vintage is in! These days, companies and consumers alike are straddling the popular quirky vintage vibe with a modern, sleek aesthetic. For those finding themselves in this predicament when it comes to planning events, a food & beverage service on wheels may be the perfect solution.

With an event of almost any kind, food and drinks play an integral role. So much so that many mobile food stations become the central gathering point at any event they service. For the Bubble Brothers Prosecco Van and Get Cozy Vintage Mobile Bars, their authentic and memorable experiences have brought people together to interact with one other, all over food and drinks on wheels.

The mobile design, function, and service is perfect for an event as small as a few dozen to festivals of thousands. The Bubble Brothers have been utilizing a 2002 Piaggio Ape Prosecco van since they brought their UK-based business to New York in early 2019, while Get Cozy has acquired an array of one-of-a-kind vintage vehicles, from 1950s caravan campers to Piaggio Ape mini trucks, since their founding in 2015. On the outside, each vehicle is beautifully designed to perfectly balance feelings of class and coziness. Inside, Bubble Brothers has sparkling wine and spritz cocktails on tap, all served by a personable bartender. Get Cozy designs the vehicle’s inner contents based on the client’s wishes and nature of the event, but in the past have provided everything from alcoholic drinks, coffee, and kombucha to cotton candy and s’mores.

For planners looking to incorporate a mobile bar into their event, if you can dream it, these mobile bars can make it happen.
 
Private hire pricing for Bubble Brothers’ services start around $2,000, while average rentals for Get Cozy start at $1,250 and run in the range of $2,000, all while including drop-off, pickup, bartending, and personalization of food. Clients can make their experience one that is truly original and all their own.

Whether the food & beverage on wheels  is the focal point or an informal element of your event, it will surely be admired and enjoyed. The classic upscale offerings of Bubble Brothers and Get Cozy pair perfectly with the vintage tinge of the overall experience and is one that is sure to be enjoyed by any who catch it rolling by.

Event planners often prepare for the worst, but one thing they likely didn’t anticipate was a global pandemic when selecting event cancellation insurance policies for their 2020 gatherings. Panicked planners began contacting Marcia McKinney, owner of Northeast Insurance Advisors, in late February and early March, but as meetings and events ground to a halt, they were already out of luck.

“It’s kind of like trying to buy homeowner’s insurance as your house is starting to catch fire... it’s too late,” says McKinney.

 

Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth is one of six recipients of the James Beard Foundation’s 2020 America’s Classics Award, which is given to locally owned restaurants that have timeless appeal and are beloved regionally for quality food that reflects the character of their community. Per the foundation, “Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, a chicken dinner behemoth positioned between Detroit and Michigan’s summer lake destination, is decidedly on the beaten path. William Zehnder Sr. and his wife, Emilie, bought a former hotel in 1928.

 

In early April Detroit’s TCF Center became a 1,000-bed alternate care site to help ease the burden on local hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis. The 723,000-square-foot facility became the TCF Regional Care Center. According to Pure Michigan’s Michelle Grinnell, who serves as public information officer for the state’s alternate care sites, 39 patients were treated at TCF, the last of whom was discharged on May 7.