ScratchTruck: All In for The Dapper Joe

All In for The Dapper Joe

Matt Kornmeyer got the idea to start his Indianapolis food truck after a business trip to Portland, Ore. "I was amazed at the food scene that was there and the crazy food being made in trucks/trailers/carts. I would daydream about finding a way to bring what I saw, smelled, and tasted in Portland to Indianapolis." Three months after that trip, the middle-aged husband and father had his chance, one which, at first, most people might not have seen as an opportunity — he lost his job as operations manager of a packaging company. "I can remember as I was being told I no longer had a job, I was very calm and a strange smile came over my face," Kornmeyer explains on his website. "Here I was, at the intersection of preparation and opportunity. One door was closing, but another one was opening. Since then I have slid all of my chips in the middle and present to you Scratch." The menu at Scratch is straight-up comfort food: burgers, grilled cheese, an upscale Sloppy Joe called "The Dapper Joe," and that prince of all potatoes, poutine. Here's to you Matt, for going all in.