When Jason Chubbuck was a student at Western Carolina University, located in a rural town in North Carolina, he observed several driving fatalities as students left campus to find late-night food after parties.
During his junior year of college, a management course professor assigned him the task of creating a business proposal.
The Tuscarora High School alumnus decided to design a food truck that could help quell the problem of late-night drinking and driving. Chubbuck said he has always enjoyed cooking for others.
He ended up quickly bringing his business proposal to fruition, and he opened Grubbers Food Truck. The truck was an immediate success in the college town, selling popular menu items such as cheesesteak subs, seven types of hot dogs and homemade, spiralized potato chips in five flavors.
After graduating from college this past May, he brought Grubbers to Loudoun County. Chubbuck felt the strong local economy and his familiarity with the area would be an ideal recipe for a thriving business. He also wanted to live closer to friends and family.
“I knew I wanted to continue to run a mobile restaurant because of the positive response and support I received. Loudoun has done a wonderful job providing the public with an array of social activities, and I get to experience the amazing festivals and activities while making a buck,” Chubbuck said.
Grubbers Food Truck travels around Loudoun County at private and public events and festivals, as well as wineries and breweries. Grubbers can be found at Loudoun United games at Segra Field, Polo in the Park at Morven Park and at Leesburg Animal Park's fall festival.
This fall, Grubbers has added another concept called the Pop Corner, which serves fresh, made on-site kettle corn.
Chubbuck is currently operating three trucks and has plans for expansion.
“I've always had an interest in business – it runs in my family. I love the chaos and learning something new every day,” Chubbuck said.