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Caribbean Grill launches Kickstarter campaign for food truck

Caribbean Grill has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a food truck. This will be delicious. Visit CG’s Kickstarter page to contribute. 

Here’s the press release:


Caribbean Grill Launches ‘Kickstarter’ Project for Food Truck

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois (July 14, 2014) – Caribbean Grill announced new plans for a mobile version of its catering and carry-out lunch services by launching a 30-day ‘Kickstarter’ crowd-funding campaign. A goal of $10,000 has been set to help fund the ‘Caribbean Grill Food Truck,’ according to the business’s Kickstarter project page.

Kickstarter, a popular site for small businesses, independent artists, and other start-ups, offers a community based platform for users to financially contribute towards projects as ‘backers’ in exchange for various rewards and the satisfaction of supporting a cause that they believe in. Kickstarter project crowd-funding is an all-or-nothing format, meaning that project creators must raise the full amount of their set goal in order to receive any funding at all.

Caribbean Grill was founded locally in 2010 by Mike Harden, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate and former employee of the Champaign Unit 4 School District.

Executive Chef/Owner Mike Harden anticipates a fall 2014 opening for the mobile food business, making the unique cuisine of Caribbean Grill available to individual customers in Champaign-Urbana on a more frequent basis than its current one-day-a-week carry-out lunch service on Wednesdays at Refinery.

Caribbean Grill’s menu features authentic, scratch-made recipes that include jerk chicken, rice ‘n peas, sweet fried plantains, pineapple rum cake, and a number of other Jamaican influenced entrées, side dishes, and beverages.

The full Caribbean Grill menu can be found at Caribbean Grill can be reached by visiting, by calling (217) 960-JERK (5375) or by email at

Caribbean Grill’s Kickstarter project page can be viewed at

Mike Harden, Executive Chef/Owner
Caribbean Grill Catering
(217) 960-JERK (5375)

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