About three years ago, Adam Feigeles moved the Filling Station & Garage Bar from downtown Miami to Oakland Park. "The building I was in was getting old. Rent was getting a little high. It became a little bit more difficult to handle monetarily," Feigeles told New Times in a 2015 interview.
The move didn't fare well, and after eight months, he closed his Broward County location. "Some concepts work great in one spot and not so much in another. It’s just part of being in the restaurant business."
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Now he plans to take the Filling Station on the road with a food truck. "With the cost of rent and build-outs where they are today, a food truck is the ideal way for me to continue doing what I love," he says.
The best part: When the Filling Station on Wheels drives south for events, his loyal following from Miami will be able to enjoy the same burgers they fell in love with. In addition to stopping in Miami, the truck will travel all over Florida, including the Keys for football games.
Feigeles plans to hit the road mid-January but still needs some help. He started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to raise additional money for the start-up costs. The campaign has raised a little more than $3,000 of its $30,000 flexible goal.
When the food truck hits the road, Fiegeles plans to resume feeding people living on the streets of downtown Miami. Since 1994, the restaurateur has made a habit of offering meals and cold bottles of water to homeless adults and children on his way home from work.