Food Truck Spotlight: San Marco Chz Fry Co.

Food Trucks Don’t Get Cheddar Than This!

Follow @sanmarcochzfryco on Instagram! They post their weekly schedules there! And they are available for catering and parties!

For Ty Banks, what started off as a late night snack turned into a professional business.

He and his friends went out looking for cheese fries, but they were unsuccessful. So, they decided to take matters into their own hands and make the cheese fries themselves. “It was something fun that we got to do, ” Banks said.

To Banks, participating in Bolles’s Black History Month Farmers Market seemed like an “awesome” experience. “I knew you guys wanted to spotlight Black-owned businesses, so I thought it would be a great opportunity.”

In October of 2018, they started to give out their fries at Jaguars tailgate parties for free. About a year later, they started their own food truck and turned a hobby into a business. “It gave us a whole new passion for cooking,” Banks said.

The business is a family and friend effort where his mom makes the mac n’ cheese and dad makes the pork for some of their dishes.

Right now, one of their most popular dished is the Cajun, which is a dish with cheese, peppers, onions, blackened shrimp, and a chipotle ranch drizzle. Another is the Fredo, which has chicken, alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, and parmesan cheese.

Luckily for them, they could remain open during COVID and only had to make a few business model changes, such as switching to online ordering and plastic-covered packages of silverware.

Banks’s personality shines through his everyday work, “I have always been a positive person and try to see the best in every situation.” Every day of his business, Banks abides by his motto: “If you can put work to it, you can make anything happen.” This statement is evident in the success of his business.